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Mini Scrapbook Part 1~using Elements of Style

Morning everyone! Welcome to my blog!

If your just joining me today I am sharing the details on the Mini Scrapbook I made for Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop! First I need to announce the winner of the Blog Candy that was being given away during the Blog Hop!!! Then winner is Diane L!!! Congrats!!! I will email you for your addy!! Thank you everyone who left your generous comments! It is great to get feed back on my projects!

To make this book I used the following supplies~

Elements of Style Stamp Set item #118611
Rough Type Alphabet Set item #118659
En Francais Background Stamp item #109521
Big Shot item #113439
SU Lattice Die item #115958
Stampin' Write Markers item #105541
Pretties Kit item #109114
Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver item #111325
Kraft Corduroy Buttons item #114340
Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon item# 109070
Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon item #109069
Hemp Twine Natural item #100982
Linen Thread item #104199
Mini Vintage Tags item #118763

Eyelet Border Punch item #113692
Large Oval Punch item #107305
Cutter Kit item #106958
Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer item #118772
Sponge Daubers item #102892

If you would like to purchase the supplies I used to make this project or place an order HERE, email or call me too!! Just click on the Shop Now button when on my Stampin' Up! Website

There is a lot to this little book so this will be spread out over a few days.

Part 1~

Here are all of the details on the cover. I cut 2 pieces of card stock 3 1/4" x 10". Then I scored both pieces at 5", once scored I used Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive on the scored line and placed the two pieces together to bond. Once it dried you will have to trim a little bit of the ends to make them flush. It is made out of Soft Suede card stock. In the background I stamped the flower in Soft Sued ink. I cut a piece of Mellow Moss card stock 3" x 4 1/4", sponged the edges with Soft Sued. Next was a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 2 3/4" x 4". I used the En Francais Stamp; inked it in Sahara Sand and then stamped on the Very Vanilla card stock. I then took markers and colored the main image and stamped it onto the Very Vanilla card stock. I stamped the saying in Soft Suede and then sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.

Using the Big shot and Lattice Die, I cut out a piece in Sahara Sand to wrap around the book. I added some Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon and a hat pin from the Pretties Kit. This helps hide your seems from the two card stock pieces for decorating.To finish it off I sprayed some Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer. I then tied it together with Kraft Taffeta Ribbon.


Pages 1 and 2

I cut 2 pieces of Mellow Moss card stock 3" x 4 3/4". I stamped the image in the background using Mellow Moss ink. I sponged both pieces with Soft Sued ink. On page 1 I ran some White Taffeta Ribbon down the left side and added some of the Pearls from the Pretties Kit. Across the bottom I took the Mini Vintage Tags and using the Rough Type Alphabet I stamped the word love in Soft Suede ink. I ran the tags on some Linen Thread and tied a bow from the Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon. On page 2 I ran some White Taffeta ribbon down the right side. I took a flower form the pretties kit; using the En Francais Background stamp I stamped onto the flower in Soft Suede ink. I then took a Sponge Dauber and colored the flower with Summer Sun ink. I placed a pearl from the Pretties kit in the center. Using the Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer I sprayed the flower. Note this does make the ink run, but for my project that was fine it gave the flower a softer look.


Be sure to come back tomorrow for Part 2 on this little book!!!

Thanks for stopping by and Have a great day!


Monday's 3D Challenge~ Bookmark using Great Friend

Morning everyone!

The blog hop is officially over. I hope everyone enjoyed the tour! Thank you all that left your comments I appreciate all of them! Be sure to come back tomorrow for the Blog Candy winner and some more info on my mini album!

It's Monday! What is great about Monday you say?? Well it's time for another 3D challenge!! And the crowds go wild! Well maybe not wild :)

This is the 3D Challenge I posted over on Stampin' Addicts website! If you never been check it out, it is geared towards Stampin' Up! if your a demo be sure to sign up for the demo forums and then give a shout out to me catrules!!

Today's challenge is to make a Bookmark! These make wonderful gifts for family and friends! I used the following to create this project~

Great Friend Stamp Set item #113792
Sanded Background Stamp item #109294
Big Shot item#113439
SU Little Leaves Sizzlit Die item #114511
DSP Nouveau Chic item #115670
Eyelet Border Punch item #113692
Silver Brads item #104336

1/4 Sage Shadow Grosgrain Ribbon item #111369
5/8 Basic Gray Satin Ribbon item #117666
Mat Pack item #105826
Paper-Piercing Tool item #116631
Sponge Daubers item #102892
Misc. Little magnets

If you would like to purchase the supplies I used to make this project or place an order HERE, email or call me too!! Just click on the Shop Now button when on my Stampin' Up! Website


1. Cut 1 piece of card stock 2 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score at 4 1/4". Mine was cut out of Basic Gray card stock.

2. Cut 1 piece of card stock 2 1/4" x 4". Mine was Sage Shadow and I sponged the edges with Sage Shadow ink.

3. Cut 1 piece of card stock 2" x 3 3/4". Mine was Apricot Appeal. I used the image from Great Friends and stamped on it with Apricot Appeal ink in the background.

4. Cut 1 piece of DSP 2" x 2 1/2". Mine was DSP Nouveau Chic. I used the Eyelet Border Punch on the bottom. I then snailed it to the Apricot Appeal. At the top of the DSP I wrapped 5/8 Basic Gray Satin Ribbon around it. I then took some 1/4 Sage Shadow Grosgrain ribbon, cut the edging off and pulled the ribbon apart to get the softer version of the ribbon.

Using the Big Shot and the Little Leaves sizzlet I ran a piece of Sage Shadow through. I then took my little leaf and stamped it with the Sanded Background stamp with Sage Shadow ink to give it a little texture. I stamped the butterfly from Great Friend in Apricot Appeal on Whisper White card stock. I then cut it out and attached it with a Stampin' Dimensional. To finish off the bookmark I added two Silver Brads using the Mat Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool to line them up. I then attached the magnets inside on each side of the card stock.


Video Tutorial

Supplies Used~
Stamp Sets~ Great Friend, Sanded Background
Ink~Sage Shadow, Apricot Appeal
Paper~Basic Gray, Sage Shadow, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, DSP Nouveau Chic
Acc. Big Shot, SU Little Leaves Sizzlit Die, Eyelet Border Punch, 1/4 Sage Shadow Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/8 Basic Gray Satin Ribbon, Silver Brads, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, misc little magnets.

Thanks for stopping in! Have a great day!


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