Onto todays sneak peak...I enjoy many aspects of the paper craft industry--card making, 3-d items, jewelry, home decor, scrapbooking...the list doesn't end. As a card maker I look for certain things in each stamp set before I buy it (versatility, size of images, theme etc). As a scrapbooker I also look for those same things but also for the size of the font--you'll love that these work well for your scrapbook projects too.
Today's project is a paper book scrapbook for the holidays. I created it as a "before" the event gift that could be filled up throughout the holidays with special memories, momentos and photos. One of my favourite things about making scrapbooks using lunch bags is that the bags have openings where you can tuck special things into them--notes from the kids, letter to santa, party napkins, tickets to the Nutcracker, small cards, extra photos etc.
I began my project by sewing the fabric swatch to the front and back of the lunch bag using a zigzag stitch. Next I stitched on the buttons.
You'll note I also stitched some extra bags in the center of the bags.
I stitched the ribbon to the edge of the fabric so that I could tie the scrapbook album closed.
I stamped "Home for the holidays". I masked the sentiment with a post it note and then stamped the wreath image in True Black. After which I outlined it with my Copic Markers and then adhered red beads to resemble berried.
Here is a close up of the first page. I stamped the background using the two circles from Communique Curves and Pure Poppy ink. You'll note that one of the circles is double ringed while the other is single ringed. Then I stamped the ornament in pigment ink and the "Jingle All the Way" sentiment in True Black.
I began by stamping a strip of dots from Polka Dot Basics II using white pigment ink. Then I stamped "Holidays" in Pure Black. I created an eye candy scallop punch by stamping the wreath followed by the double ringed circle before I placed a button and ribbon in the center.
I started the third page by stamping the wreath over the entire page using Spring Moss. Then I stamped the sentiment "Wishing You a Beautiful Holiday".
On the adjacent page I decided to tie in the Spring Moss cardstock by adding a strip against the Pure Poppy cardstock. I stamped the paper strip using white pigment ink with Polka Dot Basics II and the sentiment "Christmas is love with all the trimmings" in True Black.
On the fifth page I added a cuttlebug layer in the center of the page and offset a circle stamped with Polka Dot Basics II on Kraft paper. I stamped the sentiments "Season's" and "Greetings" in True Black ink. I also stamped the ornament in Spring Moss.
On the adjacent page I stamped the edges with white pigment ink and the circle of dots stamp image. I placed a layer of Ripe Avocado cardstock in the center of the page. I stamped "merry merry merry" in True Black and the graphic tree and stars in Spring Moss.
On the next page I stamped the snowflake from Snowfall Additions in white pigment ink. I also outlined the edges with white pigment ink too. I stamped the "Christmas" sentiment in True Black. As a final touch I added buttons to the centers of the snowflakes.
On the adjacent page I began by stamping Polka Dot Basics II in white pigment ink. Then I used a scrap from my card from yesterday and sewed it onto the cardstock to make a pocket. I added a die cut stamped embellishment to the pocket too (see above for more details).
I began by creating a stamped background using Polka Dot Basics II using white pigment ink. I stamped "'tis the season to be jolly" using True Black ink. I also used my cuttlebug scrap and placed buttons randomnly on it to finish off the page.
Beyond Basic Borders) with green buttons and a snowy ridge (scallop from Beyond Basic Borders) alongside the greeting "Happy New Year".
As a final touch I decided to add "Homemade By" stamp from Holiday Treats.
Stamp Set(s): Circle and sentiment from Communique Curves (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by Papertrey Ink, Polka Dot Basics by PTI, Snowfall Additions by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Pure Poppy by PTI, Ripe Avocado by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI, Kraft by PTI
Ink: True Black by PTI, Ripe Avocado by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI, white pigment ink
Accents: Pure Poppy Buttons by PTI, Ripe Avocado Buttons by PTI, Pure Poppy Ribbon by PTI
I hope you have enjoyed the countdown and look forward to seeing you at the release party in the Papertrey Forums.
I will be back throughout the week adding even more projects using Communique Curves.
P.S. Thank you for stopping by my blog and following me through the countdown. Here are some exclusives reveals for my blog readers: Communique Sentiments set includes the following sentiments: "With Sympathy", "Hello", "Get Well Soon" and more!