Friday, March 27, 2015

DCWV and TOMBOW Blog Hop!

Hi and Welcome to the Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! We have 2 days full of gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK! You should have come here from the Tombow USA Blog , which is also the first stop on this hop!

I created a mini album for my friend Donna that holds photos from our summer trip to Charleston, South Carolina. The main products I used are a DCWV mini kraft album, DCWV kraft Insta Photo Fun pages, DCWV Insta Photo Fun inserts, DCWV Gilded Stack, DCWV embellishments, TOMBOW Xtreme Adhesive, Tombow Dot Runner, and Tombow Mono Multi Glue.

The main products used in my mini album
Now time for some photos! I'll explain more as the photos go on...

I kept the cover very simple. I included three butterflies from Crate Paper's "Notes n Things".

This is the first page of the album. Of course before we could have a weekend away in Charleston, we had to spend some time in the craft room! I wrote a little note on the inside cover to my friend :)

I'm not going to make you look at EVERY single page, so I'll pick out my favorites. I got really happy with my Janome Sew Mini sewing machine for this project.

I used some of the DCWV photo inserts to create little 'shaker' pages throughout the album. I filled parts of the clear pages with sequins and wood veneers, then sealed the page by sewing it shut.

The Gilded Stack comes with some fun cut apart journal cards. This one say "Thank you very much for the difference you  make in my life". They are such a great addition to a cute mini like this!

I sewed on some Dear Lizzy Thickers for my Charleston, SC title page.

I paired some fun puffy stickers from Pink Paislee's "Solstice" collection with the DCWV Insta Photo Fun kraft pages. 

Here's another sequin shaker page I made with the 4x4 DCWV insert. 

For every photo page, I adhered the photos to the cardstock using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive. Chipboard pieces (like the star and circle pieces) are adhered with Tombow Mono Multi Glue.

The chipboard pieces here are from Teresa Collins. They were adhered with Tombow Mono Multi Glue. I backed them on colored square pieces from the DCWV Insta Photo Fun embellishment packs.

In the back of the album I included some brochures and maps from historic places we visited.

There are A LOT OF PRIZES going on for this weekend's hop!!!!! To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until March 31st at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 1st 2015.

Tombow will be giving away: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, NEW Tombow Foam Tape and everyone’s favorite the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!

DCWV will be giving away: The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4x4 Cork Stack, Insta Kraft Album, Accordion Album and a set of Birthday Photo Props!

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and DCWV on Facebook.

Your next stop today is BECKY SPRINGER! Happy hopping!



Janome Sew Mini Sewing Machine
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow XTREME Adhesive
Tombow Mono Dot Adhesive Runner Refills
Tombow Mono Dot Adhesive Runner
Canon Semi Gloss Photo Paper
Doodlebug Assorted Sequins (12 colors)
Studio Calico Tiny Stars wood veneers
Studio Calico Hearts and Arrows wood veneers
Fiskars Rotary Paper Trimmer

DCWV Gilded paper stack
DCWV Insta Photo Fun 4x4 Kraft and Black paper
DCWV Insta Photo Fun 4x4 Kraft and White paper
DCWV Insta Photo Fun 2 ring Mini Album
DCWV Insta Photo Fun 2x2 page inserts
DCWV Insta Photo fun 4x4 page inserts
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  1. awesome album, love those sequin pages too !!

  2. What a lovely album for some wonderful memories! Thanks for sharing the video with us!

  3. Love your beautiful album. What a cool idea to put sequins in the pockets. And I love the quote on the banner. I need to apply that to my life.

  4. What a darling album! I like your use of sequins and the pretty touches of gold.

  5. Love mini albums. How fun is this to include pictures and fun embellisnments

  6. Oh my sweet goldness this is an adorable and simply amazing album! SO many wonderful pages with so much to admire and look over! You really utilized a HUGE list of products used too! Outstanding! Thank you for a really fun hop!

  7. You did an amazing job creating this album!!!

  8. How sweet and fun!! Love the shaker pouches!!

  9. What a great little album and special really packed a punch in there. The gold & cork looks great!

  10. What a beautiful album! I'm very impressed by your talent!

  11. What a fun album! I love the sequins pockets.

  12. DCWV and Tombow is definitely an essential part of crafting! Your album is incredible. I love all the little "extras" to dress it up!

  13. Beautiful project. Love the idea of shaker pages and sewing through thickers.

  14. Stunning! I love the look of gold and cork! The journal tags ROCK! LOVE that saying! TFS!

  15. How beautiful! I so am in love with you album. I just love the shaker elements!!

  16. Beautiful album. Nice photos. Very trending with the sequins & gold.

  17. WOW! This is one amazing album! Full of beautiful memories and pretty pockets. I love the gold! :D Thank you for sharing.

  18. Awesome job on your album Rachael. Beautiful pages.

  19. The butterflies are my favorite part of the album.

  20. What a fun project, love all your ideas, thanks for the inspiration.

  21. Beautiful album! Love the gold foiling!!

  22. Your mini album is Awesome!
    What a fun trip and a beautiful
    keepsake for your friend!

  23. Love the simple cover with the butterflies. Hadn't thought about putting sequins is some of the pockets - shaker pockets.
    Wonderful album
    thanks for sharing.

  24. Wow, Rachel, you've done a fabulous job on this album. I love the gold throughout and all the little details. You are one lucky girl, getting to play with all that DCWV goodness!

  25. I love mini albums that are specific to one event. Beautiful with the gold.

  26. Wonderful album full of memories!
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  27. Wonderful, love the colors in this, love the gold throughout and all the little details.TFS.
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  28. I love how you sewed the sequins in to the protector. Fabulous book.

  29. adorable mini love the bright color pops

  30. Love the album...that gold sailboat is so fun!

  31. I love making albums! Thank you for the great ideas! Love my learning through hopping! Blog hopping!

  32. FUN times and FABULOUS mini album Rachel :)
    Your friend will LOVE IT - I know I do, especially the GORGEOUS gold and stitching!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  33. Awesome mini album and LOVE that banner you made!

  34. What a sweet memento of your special adventure.

  35. Super cute card and I just love that album :) What a great idea :)

  36. WOW! I love all the fun and excitement you injected into your little album. Blessings!