Friday, March 30, 2007
Ooh, and check out these card starters, as well as the cute samples (just click on the links under "Ideas Using This Font")
And the pull outs (inserted into the open bag ends; there's additional journaling on the back):
Tags that go into the pockets (made from the bag bottoms), and again there's more space for journaling on the backs:
And now for some specifics...
I made this book with only two bags (remember, I said I wanted to keep it simple!) I just folded them in half, added a teeny bit of glue down the fold, and then laid them together, the bottom one (which was the outside) with the open end on the left and the second one with the open end on the right. Hope that makes sense! I then folded them together and glued a bit of patterned paper along folded edge. I only glued it on the front, then pierced three holes, strengthened it with some mini brads, then once I fanned out the back of the brads I glued down the remainder of the paper spine on the back. The patterned paper is somewhere between copy paper and cardstock in weight; sturdy enough but not overly heavy. I used PVA glue for everything as I wanted a strong but flexible hold. I let that dry for about half an hour, then folded back each page along the paper spine so that the pages turn easily. After the creases were made, I used more PVA (with a toothpick), cramming it into the center between each page for added strength.
Some of the text was computer generated; I printed it out on regular paper, then once I was happy with it, I'd tape down my "real" paper right over the sample and run it back through the printer. Every thing else is from SU (much of it from the Winter Mini or Sell-A-Bration): Small Sayings and So Very stamp sets; On Board Simon Lower chipboard alphabet; Loves Me paper; Flirty ribbon; Sweet Nothings accents and elements; chocolate chip, close to cocoa, pretty in pink and cool caribbean cardstock; ticket corner punch; pewter hodgepodge hardware; soft subtles brads; markers and inks.
I promise to be back with more eye candy next week!!
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
This first card is with So Saffron (one of my favorite colors!), Not Quite Navy, and Garden Green. The stitching is done with a paper piercing tool and a white gel pen, but appears quite real. BTW, if you're wary of gel pens, then you need to check out the white Signo pen that is sold through Stampin' Up. I threw out a sizable box of gel pens last summer that I'd probably used 2-3 times apiece, but none of them worked anymore. I tried freezing them, heating them - no dice. But this Signo pen is absolutely marvelous, and still writes like buttah after more than a year.
The next card is made with Apricot Appeal and Pink Passion - much brighter than my "usual," but I really liked it. I paired these two up when I was playing with the scraps on my worktable. See, good things really can come from chaos! I added a bit of glitter to the flowers, rounded off the corners and tied on a bit of ribbon for a somewhat elegant look. I also popped up the floral image on some dimensionals.
Enough with digging through my past creations - I want to share some new goodies! I still have some digging out to do in my craft pit, but I'll be stamping on Saturday whether it's completed or not. One of my downline is coming over for a "playdate" and I know we'll have a ball!!
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Friday, March 9, 2007
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
It's really fun to see what colors emerge from the flowers - the deep purple "so kind" card was from a burgundy mum, and the circular wreath type image was made from white flowers that are very similar to a hydrangea. I really love the leaf image from our Japanese maple, too. I know I'll be making more of these cards as the spring flowers appear, then through the summer and into the fall.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Monday, March 5, 2007
- Denise B is having a great drawing for some amazing goodies for all those who donate
- DDDZStmpn is collecting cards as part of Operation Mom
- For any of you fellow demos, sprtchick on SCS is collecting card fronts and making them into full cards and donating them. What better way to clear out your stash?!?
Please, PLEASE consider donating some cards. Whatever your feelings may be on the war itself, these men and women are risking their lives and deserve our support.