How To Make A Gypsy Mini Album ‘Keep Your Memories Alive’ – MARCH GIVEAWAY

Want a chance to win a gorgeous handmade book by one of our amazing Crew Members?  March kicks off a fun new series where the Crew will be giving away their project to one lucky winner.  Let us know you like the idea by following all the details below and we will continue to do more giveaways from the Crew.
This month is all about 7gypsies and Crew Member and one of the gypsies, Ewelina Gryglak has put together the most amazing vintage Memory Book featuring one of our favorite 7gypsies products… 
7gypsies Mixed Media Pads… and they are a goldmine; a goldmine filled with 16 12×12 papers, a couple of speciality papers, printed canvas and some burlap. The papers are double-sided and thick. As the name – MIXED MEDIA – suggests, they are perfect for any type of crafting including mixed media; you can sew them, paint on them, or use them for your traditional paper crafting projects.
Ewelina used her favourite 7gypsies Ordre Du Jour collection to make a mini-photo album. With loads of nooks and crannies, secret pockets and folds, this album will make such a worthy home for your memories.  This collection is filled with vintage art for planners, agendas and journals that let you make it your rustic, vintage way.
Ewelina has offered to give this wonderful journal away to one lucky winner and you could be the one.  Simply leave us a comment on any of our social media with the #7gkeepingmemoriesalive Not only can you win the book, but Ewelina created a series of videos to help you create your own… ENJOY!

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‘I absolutely love 7gypsies and the Order Du Jour papers are so beautiful that I actually feel bad using them for my scrapbooking projects as that would mean that most of the designs would be covered in gesso, modelling paste and paint. I decided to go for a ‘straight paper’ project, with none of my usual mixed media feel. Working on something as big as this album was quite a challenge for me not only because I banned myself from using my beloved wet media  but also because I had to come up with 20 different album pages. To top up this personal challenge, I decided that I am going to cover the book in canvas too (end of the day they come in the Mixed Media pack!)… I loved every second working on this album! I hope you like the result!’ – says Ewelina.gypsy giveaway 7gypsies mini album

Materials used:
7gypsies Ordre Du Jour Mixed Media Pad 12×12
7gypsies tags: Harmony, To&From
7gypsies mini ephemera
7gypsies journal cards: Menu Du JourOrdre Du Jour
7gypsies Architextures Findings: International Coins and Lion Door Knocker
7gypsies scraps of papers from American Vintage and Gypsy Moments collections
Canvas Corp – 12×12 Canvas sheet – Natural
Canvas Corp Waxed Cotton Cord Sand 45″
Canvas Corp Papers: Black&Kraft Diamonds, Cardstock Paper Kraft 80#, Black&White Postcards, Beans&Bags: Ivory&Black Spoons, Black&White Life Newsprint, Black&White Recipe Cards, Heirloom Cards on Ivory
Canvas Corp Tags: Recipe Cards, Bulk White Market Tags
Canvas Corp: Mini Bags White (25)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze: Fuzzy Coconut and Nori and chipboards

brown stamp ink and make-up sponge

paper cutter
hot glue gun

Preparation is a vital stage in the process. Just as in cooking, you need to make sure that you have all the materials at the ready, all cards cut to size and within reach. This first video will show you the way Ewelina prepared all her resources.

Now, it’s time to start making the various pockets and secret folds that will make the album fun not just because of the memories in but also because of the tactile experience and the unlimited possibilities of showing off your photos. In this process video, Ewelina is showing you examples of arranging the pockets and folds on the pages. 

You can make an album like this using any of the 7gypsies collections – they all have coordinating tags, ephemera and journal cards. Adding some Canvas Corp elements will make the project even more personalised. You could even go one step further and add some Tattered Angels paint splatters here and there for the complete Canvas Corp Brands experience.

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Now for the fun part… Ewelina gives you a flip-through of the finished album – make sure you watch the video till the end to find out how to be in a chance of becoming a lucky owner of this album! Yes, we are having a giveaway!!! Yay!!!

DEADLINE for your entries is set for 31st March 2017 and we will announce the winner in our Facebook Collective group on 2nd April 2017.

Remember to leave a comment on this post, 7gypsies Facebook or 7gypsies Instagram with the hashtag #7gkeepingmemoriesalive.  You can also join our Canvas Corp Brands Collective on Facebook where the Crew shares inspiration, answers questions, loves to see your work and just have a little crafty fun. Ask to join today. And if you decide to have a go at making your own album – don’t forget to share it with us! We love seeing your projects!!!

Happy crafting!


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'How To Make A Gypsy Mini Album ‘Keep Your Memories Alive’ – MARCH GIVEAWAY' have 10 comments

  1. March 3, 2017 @ 10:05 pm Bernadette

    Love, love, love this beautiful album #7gkeepingmoriesalive


  2. March 4, 2017 @ 6:16 am Cathy F

    Ooooo….I adore this! Vintage junque is my style! So many secrets are held inside & so much to explore! #7gkeepingmemoriesalive


  3. March 4, 2017 @ 8:40 am Denise Bryant

    What a beautiful handmade book! Love all the layering and details!


  4. March 4, 2017 @ 9:16 am Christina Gant

    This album is so me. Love the papers. I just started my first album like this with pockets and such. great tutorial for beginners like me. Thank you for sharing Ewelina.


    • March 6, 2017 @ 11:00 am Ewelina Gryglak

      Thank you. I am really happy that you like it, Christina! Thank you and I am looking forward to seeing your mini-album. Make sure you share it with us!


  5. March 6, 2017 @ 2:38 pm Trishia Jacobs-Carney

    I’m re-arranging my craft/office room today. It’s overwhelming because I’m not a naturally organized person:) Taking time out to get inspired with Ewelina’s journal was just what I needed! #7gkeepingmemoriesalive


  6. March 6, 2017 @ 4:34 pm Jeanne Kelly

    Thank you for the inspiration! I love this mini.


  7. March 7, 2017 @ 6:11 am Brenda

    #7gkeepingmemoriesalive Oh WOW! This book is amazing. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win and thank you for the videos. Watching Ewelina work is so inspiring.


  8. March 7, 2017 @ 4:40 pm Katia Santana

    Thanks for this amazing opportunity!!!! #7gkeepingmemoriesalive


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