Monday, February 17, 2020

Valentine's Day Albums from Priscilla Circelli-Gibbs

Selection of Valentine's Day albums by Priscilla Circelli-Gibbs

Even though Valentine's Day has already passed, we couldn't help but show off some Valentine's Day journals made by Priscilla Circelli-Gibbs.

They are exquisite, and she sells some of them directly from her Instagram page.

Naturally, we at KB and Friends are tickled pink that she uses some of our printable Valentine's Day ephemera to create her albums.

This first piece of art is an exquisite "paper bag" journal whose cover shines with a well-placed gold heart embellishment, a butterfly and a bingo card. Visit Priscilla's Instagram page to see the inside. It is packed with retro goodness.

Priscilla Circelli-Gibbs' paper bag Valentine's Day journal

These next two journals are among my all-time favorites. They feature "book covers" by KB and Friends and, like the first journal, are packed with fun, retro Valentine's Day ephemera. We made this set of book covers large enough to be used as actual covers, but the covers also come in a smaller size for those who want to use them as cards.

Priscilla Circelli-Gibbs' "Swing By" Valentine journal

Priscilla Circelli-Gibbs' "Get off the fence" Valentine journal

Thank you, again, to Priscilla for such inspiration!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Make a Valentine's Day Album that looks like a Children's Book

KB and Friends' Retro Valentine's Day Mini Album Cover
We love mini scrapbook albums that use children's books as the cover. But when you don't have the right book on hand, you can make one using KB and Friend's Valentine's Day book covers!

For the mini album above, we used printables from KB and Friends' Etsy shop, and the rest of the embellishments were from our stash of scrapbook stuff.

We started with our printable retro children Valentine's Day books covers.

We chose the book cover with the title "We 'auto' be together," featuring an adorable boy and girl in a red convertible. We printed the front and back covers, then used spray adhesive to glue them to 5" by 7" chipboard.

The inside pages were also adhered to 5" by 7" chipboard. We used store-bought papers to cover some of the pages. For others, such as the bingo card page, we used printables from KB and Friends.

Before embellishing the book pages, we used our Zutter Bind-it-All to create the wire binding.

The fun part was decorating the book. We used a mix of our own printable Valentine's Day embellishments along with store-bought embellishments that we already had.

Make sure you check out the vintage shaker full of mini retro Valentines. The shaker is attached to the inside cover page using a metal binder clip.

Here is the finished product:

KB and Friends' Retro Valentine's Day Mini Album Front and Back Covers

KB and Friends' Retro Valentine's Day Mini Album Inside Cover

KB and Friends' Retro Valentine's Day Mini Album Bird Inside Page

KB and Friends' Retro Valentine's Day Mini Album Deer Inside Page

KB and Friends' Retro Valentine's Day Mini Album Inside Flower Page

KB and Friends' Retro Valentine's Day Mini Album Back Cover

We hope this inspires you to make your own mini album using KB and Friends' book covers and retro ephemera.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

There's still time left for Valentine's Day crafting!

With just a few more days left until Valentine's Day, we knew we had to show you these absolutely adorable mini albums made by crafter extraordinaire Stephanie Jordan.

We're pleased as punch to see how she utilized our Valentine's Day printable graphics.

Stephanie says that she turned our Valentine's Day boxes into album covers, and they are so yummy too look at.

Here are the printable boxes that she used from KB and Friends:

KB and Friends' Retro Valentines Box

KB and Friends' Cute Pie Valentine's Day Box
KB and Friends' Assorted Valentines Valentine's Day Box

We love how Stephanie cut out a window in the box tops so that you can see through to the embellishments inside. It's a tantalizing little peek into each album that makes you more than ever want to open it.

So if Stephanie's album covers weren't enough candy for your eyes, here's a look at the sweet inside: 

Oh, the adorable pockets and pages filled with retro ephemera from KB and Friends! We're so happy when our work is used in such creative ways.

Stephanie used these Valentine's Day kits full of printable ephemera:

KB and Friends' Valentine's Day Fun & Games Ephemera

KB and Friends' Retro Love Meter Valentine's Day Ephemera

So if you're a last-minute crafter, we hope that Stephanie's journals have inspired you to get going! It's easy. And with our printable graphics, you don't even have to leave your house to make a fabulous Valentine's Day album. Thank you to Stephanie for sharing her eye-catching albums.