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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Recyclin' !!!!

It may take me a little while to get up and going like I was before summer started, but... here is a little scrapbook I made a couple of weekends ago. My Stampin' Up! order arrived with my customers' orders a couple of days before and I had the box sitting on the floor in my stamping room. Every time I went in there the flaps really stood out to me, lol! So I cut them off and used my Curly Label die to create my book covers :D.
I peeled off some of the outer layers of the card board after die cutting the covers and then stamped them with the En Francais background stamp in Crumb Cake ink. I added a little bit of sponging with Old Olive and Crumb Cake inks. There are ten pages (Crumb Cake) all together in my book, but I'll just post a few of them so you can get the general idea of the layout I used inside the book :).
I stamped various sentiments from several different stamp sets throughout the pages of the book.

The back cover was done the same as the front cover and then I punched the holes in the book covers and pages with my Bind-it-all (LOVE that thing!!!) and bound it together.

So that was my weekend project a couple of weeks ago. I did a set of note cards for a gift on Tuesday, but do you think I remembered to take photos before I gave them away? Nope, sure didn't! That is what comes from waiting till the last minute to get a project done :D. I'm hoping to spend some time in my stamping room today (keep your fingers crossed for me ;-) ) since the only thing we have planned today is going to a birthday party for one of the coaches later on this evening. Hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving comments even though I haven't been here most of the summer. Big hugs to you all!!!!


Stamps: En Francais-109521, Fabulous Phrases-120501, Vintage Vogue- 118598, Flight of the Butterfly- 111564, Apple Blossoms- Hostess Level 2
Paper: Stampin' Up! Box, Crumb Cake card stock- 120953, Old Olive card stock- 100702
Classic Stampin' Ink: Crumb Cake- 121030, Old Olive- 102277, Perfect Plum- 101437, Early Espresso- 119670
Punches: Two Step Bird-117191
Other: gems, Bind-it-all machine


Shari said...

Oh my goodness! This is a beautiful piece of art!!!! And to think it was once just a flap on a box! You are sooooooo talented! Love this little book. I have a BIA that I've never used. Will have to start making some projects with it.

Pat said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Kim said...

OK, so I am checking out the blogs I'm following in Google Reader - I just scroll through real fast and look at the pictures until something catches my eye - when I see this adorable little scrapbook. So I stop and scroll back up and start reading the details and was I surprised that it was your project? Not at all, you always have the cutest projects. I loved it.

Thanks for sharing.

Kym said...

WOW!! This is awesome. Love how you distressed the cardboard.

Kym said...

WOW!! What a great project. I love how you distressed the cardboard.

Allison said...

SO creative! I love that you used the flaps of a box! Just plain adorable!

Allison said...

How creative! I love that you used the flap of a box! Just so adorable!

Lois said...

OMG how COOL!!!! I love this. I may have to CASE this! I love it!!! Great job on the recycling. I knew someone would come up with something to do with those boxes! Great job!!!