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Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Card Book :-)

I was thinking that it was time to pull out my Curly Label Movers and Shapers die and make a card with it. With this die, you can die cut a perfectly cut card, with score lines, and a window die cut wherever you want one. It is way cool- it really is ;-). And it's been a while since I've used it! On the way to my scrap room, I had an idea that worked out perfectly :-). I made a Card and a scrapbook all in one! With just 'one' sheet of 8.5" x 11" card stock. I cut my one sheet of card stock in half on the length of the card stock so that I had two pieces measuring 4.25" x 11". Lining up one of those pieces in the Movers and Shapers die, I die cut the card with the Curly Label window die and cut it in half on the score line where you would normally fold the card. I took the other 4.25" x 11" piece of card stock and cut it in half so that I had two pieces measuring 4.25" x 5.5". Did you notice that that is the size of a standard A2 size card :-D ? You can totally mail this baby in a regular card envelope! I scored 1/2" on the short left side of each piece of 4.25" x 5.5" card stock, stacked them, added the front part of the binding, and punched three holes for eyelets. The binding is adhered to the front, holes punched for the eyelets, but the back is not punched so that the back covers up the ugly backside of the eyelets. The ribbon is threaded through the eyelets before the back of the binding is adhered, so the ribbon can only be seen on the front. Cool, huh :-D ?!

The cover

A peek of the book from the top. There are five pages all together.

Page one

Pages two and three

Pages four and five

This would really be a great little card/book to write encouraging words to someone or to add some uplifting scriptures to. You could put in some photos too :-). With five pages, you could even write a letter if you wanted to, lol! I hope you like my little card book/scrapbook and that you will try your own. It was a lot of fun making this and I have no doubt there are more in my future ;-). Have a great day!!! See ya' tomorrow!


Stamps: Vintage Vogue- 118598 (wood mount- 117690) Whimsical Words- 119119 (wood mount- 118386)
Paper: Regal Rose- 105130, Rose Red- 102544, Old Olive- 100702, So Saffron- 105118, Whisper White- 100730, So Saffron Designer Series Paper- 112152
Classic Stampin' Ink: Regal Rose- 105211, Old Olive- 102277
Punches: Two Step Bird- 117191, Trio Flower- 109183, 1/2" Circle- 104390, Scallop Trim Border- 118402, 5 Petal Flower- 109041
Dies: Beautiful Wings embosslit- 118138, Daisies #2- 114520, Curly Label Movers and Shapers XL Bigz- 114506
Other: Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions embossing folder- 117335, white eyelets, 1/8" white grosgrain ribbon, pink gems


Anonymous said...

Ok Girlie this is WONDERFUL! Love it. Also I think I may CASE this one for JR's Mom. She will be here in a week or so and the new baby should be too so this would be a perfect gift for her. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You're just so dang creative. Oh and BTW I sure am lucky to have a friend like you.
Have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

This is stunning! I just love it. Thanks so much for sharing!