Sunday, November 23, 2008

November Stamp Club

The details: Monday, November 24, 7:30 pm

The project: Meander Book

The specs: stamp set-Sweet on You, Big Deal Alpha, Sweet Celebrations; ink-Basic Black, Old Olive, Brocade Blue; markers-Basic Black; paper-Old Olive, Baja Blue; Patterned Paper-My Mind's Eye; accessories- Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" square punch, 1/16", 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punch

The how-to: Score 12"x12" PP at 3", 6", and 9" vertically and horizontally. Fold all scores. On first and last vertical folds cut from top to 9". On middle vertical fold cut from bottom up to 3". Cut out top left and right boxes. Flip paper 90 degrees and begin folding accordion style from the bottom right and ending with the top right. Punch and adhere edges to create pockets. Make covers out of chipboard coasters. Bind with Bind-it-All or rings. For more detailed instructions see Beate's tutorial at Splitcoast.

Stamp Club meetings are open to all. Members: no fee; non-members: $5, or free with the placement of a $25 order. Leave a comment to reserve a spot in The StUdio.

My notes: I totally "heart" this little book! We will be making the shell for this book (covers, pages, and inserts for pockets) at our meeting. You can embellish with photos and accents at home or at an upcoming class (watch for details).

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Girly Birthday Wishes

A fave color combo: Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip
A new and not-yet used (until now) stamp set: Eastern Blooms
A dot of white gel pen, dash of glitter, sprinkling of silver brads, splash of ribbon--prettiness!

(CASEd from Splitcoast)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

School Days Album

From Preschool through 12th grade, this book helps organize all those School Days memories. Each two-page spread contains a fill in the blank form to document favorite foods, best friends, handwriting sample, and much more. There's a spot for a wallet sized photograph, and a pocket to stash the class photo, some samples of work, and/or report card.

This will be offered as a class, too, if you would like to make your own. Date TBD soon.

If you would like Word files of the inner pages to make your own, let me know.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Craft Fair Layouts

School Page Layouts: Designed to hold 5x7 individual portrait and 5x7 classmate photo

Other Layouts:

Large circular focal photo goes on felt "doily" and smaller supporting photos goe on solid circle mats:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Card Organizer

This bound book organizes greeting cards by month, along with a monthly calendar of days to list special dates to remember. Makes a great gift when filled with some handmade cards.

Watch for an upcoming class. To receive a Word doc of the inner pages, leave a comment here.