Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Scripture Display Album - Beautiful Psalms and Proverbs

When I got my new Cricut Explore I decided to learn how to use it by making something that can be a blessing to someone else. I made a couple of  Scripture Display Albums for my most recent craft fair. They didn't stay on my table very long so I was glad I'd taken photos so I can make more. I used the Psalms and Proverbs stamps that I had from Our Daily Bread Designs for the decorated pages and some of my Word Art Wednesday digis for the simple back sides of the pages. Here's the cover:

This post has a lot of pictures.  The twelve pages are 6" x 6" inside page protectors. Most of the background papers are from Prima and the others are My Mind's Eye papers. I used CTMH cardstock to cut out the Cricut pieces using the Lacy Labels cartridge found in Cricut Design Space. Using the same cartridge throughout gives it some continuity. To make two entire albums it took half a day for two days. If you're not new to Cricut Design Space or Craftroom like I was, you could make something like this faster than I did. The Cricut definitely helped the creating to go faster than my previous albums.

I chose the following Psalms and Proverbs because many years ago, when I was 25, I attended a  Christian teacher's conference where they encouraged us to read five chapters of Psalms and one chapter of Proverbs each day since there are 150 Psalms and 31 Proverbs. Psalms draw us closer to God and Proverbs teach us how to live with our fellow man.

The back side of the pages have the digital Scriptures printed on light blue marbleized paper. Since the decorated verses have layers and embellishments they take up a lot of "room" in the album, so the backing pages are simply one layer. Here are a couple of samples:

I enjoy making these display albums with verses to encourage that can be displayed on a table or shelf. I hope this gives you some ideas for things to make to encourage someone or even yourself.  May God bless you as you take in His beautiful words!

I'm sharing these pages with the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps #91 - Anything Goes
All Crafts Challenge April/May - Anything But a Card
Crafting By Designs April challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Die Cuts or embossing
Crafty Ribbons #85 - Anything Goes with ribbon
DRS Designs #118 - I Get Around - use circles (many of the pages use circles in the Cricut cuts)
Inklings and Yarns #51 - Anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party #8 - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #128 - anything goes with uplifting message


Marsha said...

What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing. I'm thinking these would be beautiful gifts to make for my daughters and friends.

Carla said...

wow this is gorgeous! I may have to do this too...such a great way to keep the Word in front of me at work!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Vickie, I can see why they didn't stay on your table very long. The layout and color on the pages are intense and those wee heart button speak. Thank you for joining us this week and for posting your beautiful project in our Word Art Wednesday challenge.

Danielle Vincent said...

This is so absolutely wonderful. I love all those verses and the lovely way you showcased each one. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

This blows me away. I would love something like this sitting on my desk. How do you make the flip book stay open? I would love a tutorial so I could make one. I'v often thought of making a flip book that sits on my desk, but don't know how to make it stay open by itself without leaning it against something. LOVE LOVE LOVE
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Shelia said...

Vickie, this is such a beautiful album. I want to make one of these for my mom. She would love it and I'd enjoy making it. Thank you for the inspiration! And thank you for joining the challenge at DRS Designs this week!

Jackie C said...

Such a great link up! Thank you for sharing this with us.
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Anonymous said...

Wow, this is stunning, love every single page. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

sparklingblackrose said...

What a stunning piece of art! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ribbons, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT-xxx-

Deborah Adams said...

Vickie, These are just absolutely wonderful. What wonderful gifts these would make. Thank for sharing and joining us at All Crafts Challenge.
Deborah ACC DT