Saturday, May 31, 2014


I hope you all enjoyed Scrapadabadoo’s fist live Ustream and creating the Steampunk Doll Album.  Here is what you will need to create this project:
Thick wood photo frame 5 x 7, Prima collection Travel in Time, flowers, Say It in Crystals, Wood Embellishments, Junkyard Findings; ceiling light bulbs and street signs.  Travel in Time tags, and chipboard pieces.  I also, used Prima’s new metal die doilies. 
You can remove the waterfall to reveal a 4 x 6 mat: 
I think these would make a great gift and can be done in 4 – 5 hours.  Here are the following steps to create this project: 
Remove glass and save cardboard pieces.
Cut a 5 x 7 piece of pattern paper to cover the one side of cardboard.
Take a piece of chipboard and cut down to 5 x 7 and cut a slit 1/2 inch in from each side and about 3/4 inch down as shown.
Take your pattern paper and add 1/2 inch tape all around and liquid glue in the middle adhere it down and cut out the slit.
Use the perfect trim ruler to miter your corners.
Tuck in the little piece at the corner for neat edges.
Add foam tape after adding paper!  Here I had to take off the foam tape because I did not cover it with paper first…lol
Here you can see I covered the insides as well.
This is how it should looked covered.  Now I used Kraftex to create the waterfall, cut a piece 5 x 7 and scor at the 2”:
It will slide in the slit and then pick 5 different patter papers and cut to 4 3/4 x 4:
Scor each piece at the top 1/2 inches in:
Flip over and add 3/8 inch tape to the outside of the fold as shown.
Start after the 2” scor mark and start to add the 4 3/4 x 4 mats, place the first one as shown and then place the other under the first one butt up to the 1/2 line.  (forgot to take a photo of that). 
You should now have all your pages in and ready for embellishment.  This is basically it, now just decorated to your hearts contents.
Here is how I embellish mine:
I added the flowers, leaves and the hose from the junkyard finds to create the flourishes. 
Added the light bulbs from the junkyard findings too.
Here you can see I added one of the 4 x 6 cards as well as the say it in crystals.
And there you have it your bonus project.  I made this very interactive as none of the mats are glued down so you can add photos to both sides of the mat if you choose as well, as under the mat.  Also, the tags with the string pull out so you can make these pockets if you like.   Don’t forget you have until Sunday night 12:00 pm midnight to receive the PDF file for the train and Corset.  Just email me at  
Again, thanks to you all for joining me, Barrie and Carol from Scrapadabadoo as well as the other fabulous design team to make this a fun and creative day. 
I’m really lucky to be given this opportunity to become part of a great crafting community and just wanted to say a special thanks to Barrie and Carol for all the hard work to make this day happen.  I also, like to thank Prima for their fabulous collection Travel in Time to be able to create these gorgeous projects for you all. 
~♥Hugz, Zandra♥


  1. i love this idea, thanks for the time to share it.

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  3. ..its just simply amazing.. this will be such a Fun project to make.. thanksssss Zan ! ! ! Great show and looking forward to More of them...

  4. LOVED your show and what a Fabulous project!!
    Loved the metal rub on the black cardstock!!

  5. I loved your show and making the train was such a great idea...Loved your album and hope to watch more of your shows on Ustream.....

  6. Zandra...Show was great, and I love the Frame...

  7. loved the broadcast, didn't chat but was in my bath and just watched. So thanks for the inspiration

  8. I adore this project! Who doesn't love old style trains? All those little touches, the brads and gems, just make it so cute! Blissful Crafter

  9. zandra,
    LOVE watching you, I always smile and learn and get sooo inspired. if I have to pick my favorite part of todays show it was . . . EVERYTHING!!! every last bit was incredible. THANK YOU

  10. Zandra, this frame project is just beautiful. I have a dear friend who is fighting cancer and going to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary in July. It is a perfect gift. Thanks!

    Sheila Randel

  11. I really loved watching you create both the train and the girls dress. Couldn't pick just one.

  12. Love watching today, and the opportunity to win the doily that is beautiful. I have 2 of those book I know now what to do with them

  13. Zandra this is gorgeous got the papers must give it a try. TY

  14. Loved the train and the show. Awesome job. Congrats to the team.

  15. Loved the train and the show. Awesome job. Congrats to the team.

  16. This is a neat album Love your projects. thanks

  17. The class today was just great, love, love the album and also the bonus project. The whole day was great. Thanks!

  18. Your album rocks and I would like your pdf. Have been following you and love your ustream shows! The train is amazing as all your projects are! TFS

  19. I think my favorite was the train. Your part today was wonderful. I think the bonus project will make great Christmas gifts for my daughters I have 5 of them, thank you again for your time.

  20. What a great day for crafting. Your album tutorial was wonderful. I can't wait to see it finished. The frame is so imaginative and beautiful.

  21. I especially liked how you did the train. My husband and I traveled by train from Portland, Oregon to Fargo, North Dakota last year and this will be a great addition to my album. Thanks for all the time you spend inspiring us.

  22. Ps thx for tip on blk pop dots.

  23. Great show Zandra luv your steampunk album and your bracelet!!! And this frame idea is fab might have to borrow this one !!

  24. Zandra, BEAUTIFUL!!!!! So nice of you to share and love the directions. Loved your show with Scrapadabadoo.

  25. Oh I just LOVE the album. But I really LOVED LOVED the train. Thanks Dianna

  26. Thanks everyone! It was my pleasure and I had a blast!
    Hugz, Z

  27. Great show Zandra! You and the rest of the ladies did a fantastic job! Love your projects!!

  28. Thanks for the wonderful show Zandra! I loved the dimension on the train and the embossed flowers.

  29. Thanks for the awesome shows you do. You're so much fun to watch. :) Debbie T

  30. Wow.. I love this picture frame.. Hope to watch your ustream tonite..