Monday, September 27, 2010

Birthday/Anniversary Book

I watched a video online awhile ago but cannot remember where and I scraplifted this idea. (I apologize to the original artist!) I loved the idea and sort of remembered how to make it. I changed things up a bit but I like how this book came out. I used grunge for my front and back covers. I used Tim Holtz masks and distress inks to make the main part and then stamped with sepia ink overtop of the mask using a large rubber stamp that has cursive writings on it and Tim Holtz's clock, postage, and numbers inventory stamps. I love the effect it made. All of the inside pages must be double sided paper and were taken from a 12 x 12 KC & Company book named Wild Saffron so that they all coordinated. I simply scored them in half (6 inches) then scored the opposite way at 8 inches and 11 inches. I folded the 8 inches up and the 11th inch score down and then vertically at the 6 inch score. This creates the pocket that holds the tag. I cut the tag using my Gypsy and George and Basic Shapes cartridge. I was able to cut 3 tags out at once. They measure 3 1/2 inch by 7 inches. I purchased a stamp of lines for journaling by Stampology from Hobby Lobby that fit the tag perfectly! I used Karen Foster clear month stickers that I bought at Archivers to label each tag. I also used the other clear stamps that were included as embellishments. I made this with my mother-in-law in mind so that she could write down all the family birthday and anniversaries on the corresponding tag and have a place to store the cards in the pockets. I like the colors of this one since it is more "me" and since it was my trial run I decided to purchase papers that she would like in brighter colors and make her a different one that I shall post at a later date. You only need 6 double sided papers since one sheet creates 2 pages. I am going on a scrapbooking weekend next weekend so I hope to start and finish it then. I used my zutter to bind it and used 1 inch binding because if cards are added you will need the room for the book to expand.