Book Cards..Shabby Chic style..

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IMG_0751IMG_0753IMG_0749This week I have been making book cards. These are my new favourite thing to make ,but a word of warning …they use a lot of paper! I didn’t come up with this design, although I did modify it a little bit, one of our talented teachers at paper Flourish taught something similar this week to a group of ladies. I have also made boxes to pop the finished product in and decorated the box as well, and I have included in the box a die cut card stand to stand the book up on for display. now to the nitty gritty… there are 5 layers of card and paper, the bottom layer the card and then 4 layers of papers, getting smaller by a centimetre for each layer. I have done them in a shabby chic style so I distressed and inked all my edges with tea dye distress ink, once the papers are cut and inked I folded them in the centre and then bowed out the pages to curl them. I stuck the layers through the centre fold and put 3d mounting foam on the page edges . It was then just a matter of decoration with ribbon, flowers and various die cutting of leaves and flourishes!. The papers I have used here are from two companies – I have just discovered them and their papers are gorgeous so you will see more of them on my blog. they are Lemoncraft ( the papers here were from their range House of Roses, ) and Stamperia. The bottom photo gives you a better idea of the card upright. For now I am off to teach a retirement village calss, til tomorrow….

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chipboard foiling..

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_MG_2603 (Medium) This is the card I made that inspired the whole theme of the class I taught this week at Paper Flourish. I loved the mix of white and soft sea green. I have used a Stampin Up embossing folder, Paper Rose nested stitched dies,and the sentiment is a Dusty Attic chipboard piece which I foiled in the Go Press and Foil machine. The green foilage is a Memory box die, and all the flowers are from I am Roses. I must fly now as we are off to a garden wedding, hope the weather stays dry! Til tomorrow…..

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish number 11 April..

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IMG_0856 (Medium)Over the next couple of days I will post a few cards I made with Graphic 45 Time to celebrate, this time the two April sheets. I used a card front for this one, and did some fussy cutting, and just added a seam binding bow.In the craft room meanwhile I still have simple stories on the table ,left there from the weekend, and I am determined to finish all the bits and pieces I have left – so far I have made 25 cards with that paper ( not counting the 10 I have made for a class in may) .. I am inspired with that paper! til tomorrow….

I found another Oval themed card….

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IMG_4254 (Medium)While browsing through my files deciding what to post today, I found a couple more oval themed cards.Here they are! The papers are Miss Nelly by Kaisercraft – I have done a few cards with this paper recently because I wanted to use it up to make room for some new purchases. I forgot how pretty it is. anyway, The ovals are embossed using Stampin Up designer frames oval embossing folder and I fussy cut around them, Martha stewart butterfly punch, memory box la Rue flourish,assorted stampin up sentiment stamps, and flowers and ribbons to finish. Shopping tonight, so no crafting for me, til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft pickled pear

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Todays card is another card in a box, and I am busy in the craft room making more of these for an order. For this one, I used stampin Up cardstock – certainly celery, and Kaisercraft patterned paper – pickled pear. I do like this paper, and have made another card with it which I will show you tomorrow,in the meantime for this one I cut a rectangle out of the fromt of the card using a spellbinders die, and covered the front with some of the paper. I used a stamp from the matching stamp set to stamp onto acetate with black stazon ink and cut it out. this worked a treat and I will be doing this again!I stauck a panel from the paper that had an inspirational sentiment on it to the insiside of the card, and popped on a butterfly sticker from the pickled pear sticker sheet.After all that it was just a matter of flowers, ribbon and bling to finish. That’s it for today – it’s back to the craft room for me…Til tomorrow….