31 Jan 2009
The cardstock is Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, and Chocolate Chip (same as in the DSP with the addition of Certainly Celery). The layout of the cards is taken from one of Andrea Walford's Demo to Demo class kits. (Thanks Andrea!) The stamp set used is Bloomin' Beautiful.
Here are close-ups of each card:
20 Jan 2009
These two cards are from the Latenightstampersconvention2008 colour challenge. The colours we had to use were Tempting Turquoise, Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink, and Tangerine Tango. Not a collection of colours that immediately come to mind... but they pack a powerful image.
This first card uses the Stamp set "Pocket Silhouettes" and Bella Rose Designer Paper.
12 Jan 2009
It's a set of ten cards using the colours Baja Breeze, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White. I started by choosing the 'Autumn Vine' Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! (unfortunately it's retiring on January 18th) and added some coordinating cardstock, plus a sheet of DSP from the Baja Breeze collection.
The holder uses only one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" Baja Breeze cardstock, scored on the 11" side at 5" and 6". On the 8 1/2" side score it at 2" and 1 1/2". Fold on all score lines. In the centre of your paper (between the scored 5" and 6") cut from the bottom to the 2 1/2" score. Fold this small piece up and glue.
You will see on the back of the folder/holder I've cut two slits with my craft knife to allow the ribbon to pass through. Also punch a hole on the front cover (see above) 3 inches from the top and 1/4" in from the side (a 1/4" punch works for 1/4 " grosgrain, use another punch to match larger ribbon) Do the same on the back cover.
Now thread your ribbon from the outside of the back cover into the first centre slot, thread it to the outside and then back in the slot beside and out through the punch on the cover. This will help to hold your cards in place and allow you to tie the folder closed.
This holds ten cards and envelopes and I chose to make six Thank You cards and four Sympathy. (two of each style)
On this card I used the 'Eastern Influences' bird stamp and the sentiment from the 'Fresh Cuts' set. Brads are from the Soft Subtles - Apricot Appeal (not quite More Mustard to match the DSP but it works!)
'Pocket Silhouettes' is the stamp set I used for this card:
The sentiment on this one is from 'Elegant Cheer':
The sentiment on these Sympathy cards is from 'Close as a Memory'.
As you can see - the cards and folder are very simple to make and the whole thing was done in an afternoon. Hope you like it!
10 Jan 2009
The stamp set is Lovely as a Tree, and the heart is from A Happy Heart Day (I masked the little mouse face to make the heart shape complete.) The ribbon is Very Vanilla, along with the base of the card and stamping backgrounds.
I have some colour challenges to complete and you'll see them early next week.
5 Jan 2009
I'm enjoying this as much as making the Christmas cards! I'll post more soon.
3 Jan 2009
It's a set of six cards (two each of three designs) and a box to hold them, inspired by Andrea Walford's Demo to Demo site. It would be a welcome gift or a great set to have to send your own cards.
Hope you like it!
1 Jan 2009
The pages get progressively smaller to allow the pages to flip easily.
Directions for Waterfall Scrapbook:
Cover Page Dimensions – 11 x 6 scored at 5 1/4 and 5 3/4 Slider Page Dimensions – 11 x 5 ½ scored at 5 ½, 6, 6 ½, 7, 7 ½, and 8
Page One – 5 ½ x 5 ½ Page Two - 5 x 5 ½ Page Three – 4 ½ x 5 ½
Page Four – 4 x 5 ½
Page Five – 3 ½ x 5 ½
Page Six – 3 x 5 ½
You can choose all the same colours for the pages, or vary the colours. I used Old Olive, Bordering Blue, and Always Artichoke.
Punches, ribbons, brads, rub-ons - whatever you wish to use to decorate your scrapbook.
1.Crease the slider page really well along all score lines. Crease them so when the page is left open on its own it wants to curl up. Fold in half and prepare for assembly.
2. Apply sticky strip to each of the slots where a page will be placed (ie. Between each of the score lines)
3. Adhere the pages from the smallest (the page on the furthest right side) matching the left edge with the score line and the bottom with the bottom of the slider page.
4. Keep attaching pages in order from right to left.
5. Attach the left page of the slider sheet to the inside front cover
6. Using the Round Tag Punch, create a tab in a coordinating colour of cardstock or DSP and using sticky strip attach it to the outside edge of the last (smallest) page of your scrapbook.
7. Scrapbook the pages according to your taste and desire.
8. The inside back cover can be used for a photo or you could attach a pocket to hold momentos.
9. When your scrapbook is closed and facing you, 'push' the tab to open the pages, and 'pull' the tab to close them.
If you have any questions, please contact me! I'd love to see your creations using this idea. firstname.lastname@example.org