Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Spellbinders™ Labels Eight Mini Album & BIG News!!

Mini Every time we come back from our vacation in Kelowna, B.C. (Canada,) I have hundreds of photos and it can be so overwhelming to think about scrapping them.  I love to highlight an event and then create a little mini album to cherish the memory.  This lil’ album here is actually about our trip from last year and I made it about four months ago.  When I saw Spellbinders Labels Eight die template, I knew right away that I’d be using it for minibooks/baby books/guest books ect.  It’s the perfect shape! 

So, when I first saw Spellbinders™GRAND Nestabilities, the possibility of creating larger mini albums with the die templates became so exciting!  Although I haven’t had a chance to put an album together (that I can actually show you) with these Grand Nestabilities, I know that once the kiddos are back in school I’ll be pulling out my stacks of photos for sure!

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Have you ever wanted to create your own mini album?  It’s really as easy as 1..2…3…!

  1. Cut/emboss how ever many pages you would like to make with the Labels Eight die template, using heavy weight cardstock.  (***tip***if you want to make the cover heavier, you can use chipboard or a cereal box covered in your favorite fabric or paper!)
  2. Cut/emboss your photos using the same die template and cut one end of photo off to create a straight edge (this will allow room for journaling and embellishments!)
  3. Punch two holes in your pages, add some rings and embellishments and viola!  You have created your own super cute mini album!

With this design that I created, I love how each photo has one side that is in the shape of the Labels Eight die template.  Mini albums don’t have to be different on every page.  Sometimes consistency can be your strongest element of design.


******Speaking of Spellbinders, they announced some very exciting news yesterday on their blog.*****

I can’t even begin to tell you extremely proud I am to be designing for this company.  I seen Stacey and Jeff work so very hard to reach this level of success and I couldn’t be more happy for them. 

Huge Congratulations to the Caron’s and all the other hard working people at Spellbinders!  Here is the announcement:

Spellbinders Paper Arts Named to Prestigious Inc. 500 List

Spellbinders Listed as One of America’s Fastest Growing Companies

Peoria, AZ – August 31, 2010 — Spellbinders™ Paper Arts, LLC, an award-winning inventor, manufacturer and marketer of cutting edge tools for crafters, announced today it has been named to the Inc. 500, a list of the fastest growing private companies in America. With an extraordinary three-year growth rate of 673%, Spellbinders Paper Arts is ranked 446 on this year’s list, No. 5 in the Phoenix Metro area and No. 25 in the Consumer Products & Services category. With over 27 million businesses registered in the United States, the Inc. 500 list represents the top-tier businesses in America today.

“Fast growth at any time is a big achievement; fast growth during the past few years is just short of miraculous,” said Inc. editor Jane Berentson. “The Inc. 500 consists of these just-short-of miraculous companies, the ones that through ingenuity and ambition have increased revenue, hired employees, and grown fast in difficult economic times.”

Each year, Inc. magazine ranks U.S.-based, privately held companies according to percentage growth. The fastest-growing list is an exclusive ranking of entrepreneurs nationwide – a group Inc. magazine refers to as the most important segment of the U.S. economy. “It is an honor to be included in this year’s Inc. 500 list and recognized for our entrepreneurial achievements,” said Stacey Caron, Spellbinders’ President. “Our focus has always been on manufacturing innovative, quality products for crafters. This confirmation of our success is the ultimate recognition of our efforts to grow a business that is both rewarding and fulfilling.”

Spellbinders embraces Web 2.0 marketing methods. They have assembled a team of the best designers in the industry to share their expertise online through a variety of web communities.

To read more about this company, visit their blog here!

Thank you so much for letting me share the big news.  It’s so nice to be able to share my excitement with my blogging buddies!


La Vikinga said...

Cute album and a very good idea to cut out a bit of the picture to have the text there!!!


ellen s. said...

fabulous album!

Patti Smith said...

Love the album...I like to do mini
album of special do awesome work Julie!! :)


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