Friday, August 6, 2021

Waterfall Retirement Slimline Album (Craft My Stash #18)

Hello! Welcome back to another Craft My Stash post. For this post, I used a lot of my stash which made me proud of myself.

I was tasked to create something special for my friend and colleague who is retiring this year. This is not the first time I created something like this in which I asked my co-workers' participation, too. I will link the other project below. 

I die cut mini note cards for people to write their message on. After I collected the cards, I created this waterfall slimline retirement card. Thanks to this tutorial by Mixed Up Craft, I was able to pull this one through. Several differences though: 1. My card is slimline sized.; 2. I have more waterfall elements.; and, 3. Each side of the card has a waterfall mechanism.

For the front, I used the following products:
  • Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss Antique Rose Kiss
  • Echo Park Summer Floral stencil
  • Paper Smooches
  • Avery Elle You die

For the frame, I used Trinity Stamps die. I used a satin ribbon from Ellen Hutson for the closure mechanism of this card.

I used the Li'l Inker Designs floral die for the embellishment on the top card. The matte was die cut using Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Stackables die. The note cards was die cut using Concord & 9th Love You So die. Although I created the waterfall mechanism using a scoring board, I partially die cut the end with the Lawn Fawn Flippin' Awesome die to create the tab for pulling. The background panel was embossed using the Cuttlebug Anna Griffin embossing folder. I inked this with Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink.


To embellish the pull out piece, I blended ink to one of the waterfall mechanism panels using the same stencil I used for the cover. I stamped a sentiment on the other panel. The stamp is from Technique Tuesday Dear Time by Ali Edwards stamp set. The floral stamp is from Li'l Inker Designs stamp set. If I will re-do this project, I will stamp and/or ink this panel before putting the waterfall mechanism together. I could not get a good stamped impression with the waterfall mechanism already assembled. I actually messed up on my re-stamping. You should have seen my face. Since the project is already done when I made this boo-boo, I added another layer of the panel to cover it up. This gave a bit of a struggle when sliding the waterfall through the guide. Something gets caught which you might notice in the video below.

I created a box to for the album to put the card in. I used the Martha Steward Scoring Board to put the box together.

Here is the close up of the lid. I used the same embossing folder I used for the inside of the card. I lightly rubbed the Tsukineko Delicata White Shimmer Metallic Pigment Ink pad over the raised areas of the embossed panel.

I created the gift bag by adhering pages from an old book. I used the We R Memory Keepers Goodie Bag Guide to create the jagged edge of the bag. I stapled a strip of cardstock for the handle. 

I created the tag using a scrap from my first attempt in creating the box. I was working on adding the same glitter paste using the same stencil to a corner of the lid. The paper I used was not thick enough to withstand both inking and the glitter paste. A part of the paper got ripped despite being careful on taking the tape off. I did not want to put it to waste so I turned it into a tag. The tag die I used is from Paper Smooches. The sentiment die is from Avery Elle. I did not show it in photo but I stamped the recipients name on the back of the tag.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

As I have mentioned above, here is the link for the gift, Film Strip Reel, I created for my old boss to welcome her to our unit. 

I am sharing this creation at

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