Friday, August 17, 2012

Shhh, It's a Secret - Password Book

We made this cute little internet password book for a friend's birthday. The book itself was all handmade. Cardboard was cut to 9 x 5 1/2 and covered with paper from CTMH. The cover paper was cut an inch bigger than the cardboard so that it could be wrapped around the cardboard.  The front was decorated with ribbon before a complimentary piece of paper was cut to about a 1/2 inch smaller than the cardboard and placed on the other side of the cardboard to cover up the edges of the cover paper. (You can see a little bit of this on the picture of the tabs below).
The pages were created using Word and printed on a 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (front and back) then cut in half. 
An SU! punch was used to create the tabs and CTMH letter stamps were stamped to make the index. Here is where you can see a bit of the greenish diamond paper on the inside back cover of the book.  Be sure to attach your ribbon before covering the inside back if you want to tie your book closed. 
This is a picture of the back cover.  The book was bound together using a bind-it-all.  (Have had the machine for years and never used it!!) Ribbon was tied to the coils.
My Favorite Things Pure Innocence girls were stamped on 1 1/2 inch squares and colored using Copics.  A bit a glitter was added to them and to the background paper.
SU! and CTMH ribbon was used as embellishments along with a strip of paper from the back cover.

If anyone is interested in the Word file for the pages, just e-mail and let us know.

CTMH paper
CTMH & SU! ribbon
MFT Pure Innocence stamps
SU! punch
CTMH letter stamps

Thanks for looking!
Carol and Cheryl

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Misc. Cards

I made these cards years ago as a birthday gift for a friend.  I gave her a box of various all occasion cards. Only a few of my friends would I consider giving handmade cards to as I know they would appreciate them. I get most of my inspiration from Splitcoaststampers.  They are a great resource and the members are always sharing templates and new ideas.

This card was hand cut from a template I found on Splitcoast forums.  The sprinkles are brads. The cherry is from a punch then glossy accents added for shine. The cupcake wrapper is silver paper run through a paper crimper.
Just one of the many Eiffel Tower stamps that I own.
Another one that I found a directions for on Splitcoast.  For the strawberry, after I stamped it, I colored a portion with a brown marker then added glossy accents to make it looked like it was dipped in chocolate.
A simple card with hand torn edges and the Happy Birthday cuttlebug folder.
Found a template on Splitcoast and modified it a little bit to fit on the card the way I wanted it.
Very simple thank you card using old Chatterbox paper and CTMH ribbon.

Thanks for looking!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hibiscus Digi

This card was made with another digi stamp from Beccy's Place.  She has a great selection of free digis and digis that you can buy. 

I used the Gamsol Magic or Magic Colored Pencil Technique to color this image.  Check out these great tutorials on Splitcoaststampers and Inky Antics.  One of the things I love about this technique is that the shading is automatically done for you.

Beccy's Place Hibiscus digi stamp
Prismacolor pencils
Circle Nesties
Cheery Lynn doily die
Kassie's Brocade CB folder

Thanks for looking!

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