Thursday, 31 January 2019

Memories Journal

A journal with a very simple cover, where purely by chance the word MEMORIES is spelled out just in the right place on the front of the book.
I made the base from a Nescafe Mocha box, covered with patterned paper, inked around the edges, glued on the label, then sealed with Mod Podge.
The pages (I use 100gsm photo paper, slightly thicker than basic printer paper) were cut to size then coffee dyed, stamped, folded into signatures and stitched into the spine.  I used the very basic 3-hole pamphlet stitch with the knot hidden in envelopes in the centre of each signature.
Then added the final touches of hessian trim on the spine, metal book corners and a library-style pocket on the inside cover.

Paper - Kaisercraft Antique Essentials collection, kraft for the label and inside pocket
Dies - Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three, Sizzix Tim Holtz Labels
Stamp - no-name from cheap shop (Reject Shop I think?)
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival Ink for inking cover, Memento Toffee Crunch for stamping pages
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue, Ranger Glossy Accents for metal corner, Plaid Mod Podge Matte

  Double D Challenge - Looking back in time

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Vintage Butterflies

A butterfly birthday card for The Butterfly Challenge and Double D Challenge.
I love the vintage look of the black and sepia tones of the kraft and patterned paper.

Butterfly Challenge K for . . . Kraft

Cardstock - kraft, textured black
Paper - Franchville Kraft Boutique
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Other - laser cut butterflies, sentiment sticker, black rhinestones

Butterfly Challenge 116 - Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the letter K
Double D Challenge - Looking back in time
The Corrosive Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Y is for Yellow

A quick Thank You card for The Butterfly Challenge using Yellow and You from the Spin the Butterfly Wheel.

Cardstock - yellow card blank, textured yellow and black
Dies - no-name peony? and butterfly
Adhesives - CraftersChoice tacky craft glue
Tools - Sizzix Big Shot
Other - butterfly sticker, black rhinestones, gold sentiment sticker

The Butterfly Challenge - Y is for . . . Yellow and You
The Corrosive Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

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