All about things made with paper and fabric....preferably dipped in chocolate! AND some pretty pictures!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
I ended up with a bunch of 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock due to a store closing down so got a real good deal on it because otherwise I always buy 12" x 12" cardstock to make my mini albums. I've had it a couple of years now so I thought I'd better start thinking of a way to use it! I needed some RAK (Random Act of Kindness) to send to friends so here's what I made. I just cut different colors of cardstock into 3 equal strips crossways and mixed and matched the pages of the book. I used my favorite ink stamps and bits and pieces out of my Smile Jar. Make some of your stamped images 3-D by using bits of scrapbook paper like I did on the little girl sitting in the chair. I also used some stamps to make designs on the solid backgrounds before I embellished that page. Make your own vintage postage stamps from your State by reducing a vintage postcard down to stamp size! I also cut the edges of my pages in an alternate curve or straight cut to make each page easier to turn. It seems like my fingernails are always to long or too short to turn pages for some reason! Make a bunch so you ALWAYS have one to give. Use your favorite page design in all the books but change the order of the pages so each one is one of a kind. I attached the pages at the spine with a needle and waxed thread. Then tie on ribbons or practice pieces of beading to the thread on the outside. I like to make some of the pages personal so I try to always have a "It all began like this" page. There you can write when you first met the individual and then I like to put a postcard page in with their name and address. The back page should always be about the creation of the book: When you made it, what you used, your contact info, etc. I bought the neatest journaling stamp from Teesha Moore and use that to write the details on the back page but you could always type something up on the computer and glue it to the back page. Have fun..make a bunch..and pass it forward! Have a blessed weekend! Kit