Sunday, 5 June 2011

Scrapbook bag, pages made from cards?

This was a challenge! my friend had bought cards for staff to sign at work for a colleagues leaving do. She remembered I made cards at the last minute. So with little time to make three cards in one afternoon, I came up with a 12x12 bag and the three cards used as photos, paced on pages for staff to sign made into a book so she could keep.
Those who know me will understand I am really a card maker so this is my scrapbook card challenge!! 
So this is the bag made from crumb cake 12x12 card stock with sticky strip on three sides. I used large eyelets and ribbon tied to make handles. I have used the cut off strips from the card and some subtle DPS with Embosselet Butterflies to embellish.
I love the new Big Shot, the Top Note was embossed using the Square Lattice Embossing folders (Mini Catalogue) and the letters cut out, (Medium Sizzlits Dies from the mini Catalogue). So easy to do I just inked the edges and embellished with butterflies and a few Rhinestones.
I selected the three colours that brought all three cards together and co-ordinated the taffeta ribbon to match.
Each page had Top Note cut out in whisper white for staff to sign. the cards were double mounted on matching card Perfect plum, Pretty in Pink and Pear Pizzazz.
Eyelets were put through the middle edge of the card with ribbon to tie the card down to stop it flapping.
The good luck card was for new job new move to a country. Butterfly from the Mini Catalogue.
 Embosslits Dies -Beautiful Wings.
The new home card, also had extra Top Notes was stamped with sentiments form Sincere Salutations and So Happy For You for the sale-a-bration sets, inked in crumb cake.
The book was tied together with the taffeta ribbon. punching using the Crop-A-Dile and the Eyelets - this stops it begin ripped when the pages are turned.
In the end, I spent just as much time making three cards work as a scrap book as I would have done if I
had just made one card! It was worth it as they loved it. Hope you like the ideas.

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