As promised, I am back with some more specifics about my photo book from the Blog Hop this weekend. The tutorial I based this on came from the ultra-talented (and totally generous) Sarah Wills. Her blog has tons of ideas and I used her Scallop Square Die Mini Scrapbook Tutorial as the basis for my card. I thought it would be a fun little something to make for my mom since she came to visit this week.
I started with a base of On Board chipboard knowing she would keep this to show to her friends. I cut the chipboard into two 4 1/4″ squares and then cut four pieces of Old Olive card stock to the same size. Using my Anywhere Glue Stick, I attached three of the pieces to the chipboard and left the last one off to allow for ribbon placement. Just like Sarah’s instructions, I cut a piece of Chocolate Chip stock to 3 3/4″ x 11 1/4″ and folded it concertina style. I decorated the two pages on each side using Funky Four and the Play Date DSP that coordinates with it.
Here is the before and after of the front two pages. I created a 2 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ panel for the picture I wanted to put in. I then used the little leaf stamp from Funky Four as further embellishment. I love that the DSP matches this image and simply cut a square for the facing page.
I then moved to the back and designed two more facing pages. Again, I used some of the Play Date paper and a stamp from the set. I initially made a square for the photo but then adjusted once I chose my picture. I used a 1/8″ bigger panel behind it.
I connected these panels to my chipboard covered pieces using Sticky Strip (again, per Sarah’s suggestion). I then decorated the front of the card. All that was left was to attach my ribbon. I lined up where the ribbon should go, attached it to the chipboard using Sticky Strip and then glued down the Old Olive Paper over the ribbon.
Those who stamp with me know that I don’t make a lot of “3-D” projects. I tend to be a little too practical, I think. This went a bit outside the box for me so I’m going to enter it into the So Shelli Creative Challenge this month. Shelli Gardner (CEO of Stampin’ Up!) challenged us to go outside our comfort zone. I’m so glad I did!! I think my mom is pretty glad too because she is already talking about showing this to her friends. *smile*
Thanks for stopping back in today. I’ll see you later this week with another ColorLab challenge on Thursday and maybe something before then (if there are no snow days!).
Stamp: Funky Four (113738), Say It Simply (122324); Play Date DSP (117168), Old Olive (100702), Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730); Ink: Real Red Marker (100052), Tempting Turquoise (100058), Chocolate Chip (100071), Old Olive (100079); Accessories: Real Red Wide Grosgrain (109052), On Board Sheets (114320)
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