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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Teachers .... Touch the future

Last week my son had his last day of school. And as a Room Mom for his class I was responsible for an End-of-the-Year activity. I kept things Super simple. I found some really cute ideas around the web (30HandmadeDays, SuburbanMom, BusyKidsHappyMom, KateAndMacey, etc...)

I took their ideas and created my pages. I wasn't sure how many of the kids would take the time to add artwork as well as write, so I pre-punched the holes for binding to let them know their limitations. 

I made sure to have a spot for each of the kids to sign their name and then later was happy I double checked each page before completing the book. Nearly every child forgot his/her name. I guess they were excited to have the work done so they could get to the food and fun! Ha!

I created the apple using my Silhouette. The stars were cut using dies and I hand cut their shadow layers. The bus was handout from the patterned paper.

I also took me the time before the party to decorate the chipboard cover pieces. Let me tell you, as with any party early prep was a big lifesaver! I set out the buffet of snacks while they were writing their letters. And while they were eating I collected the papers (in no particular order), lined up the holes, added the covers and o-wires and crimped. Done! Easy peasy!

The kids had a nice time partying. And the teacher received a nice gift from her students. Win-Win!  That's it for today. Thanks for visiting.

Paper: solid card stock and patterned card stock (Recollections)
Ribbons: from my stash
Tools: Silhouette and Silhouette Design Studio, Cuttlebug, Star dies (Spellbinders), scallop die (PaperTreyInk); Bind-It-All and O-wires
Etc:  button (The Paper Studio);  punch (Stampin' Up!); paper clip; ink (Ranger)

A little gift card

Just a quick post today. I used some scraps from the papers I made the Chef album with to create a small gift card to go with.

The card is 4-1/4"x4-1/2".  The little tag on the front was created to be reminiscent of a recipe card, but kind of resembles a squatty-canning jar too. 

And here's the inside. I forgot I had these little fork, knife spoon stamps! They were the perfect compliment for the inside of the card. I stamped them using Vintage Photo ink, which I first stamped on a scrap then used the residual ink to stamp my card with. 

That's it for today! Thanks for visiting.

Paper: Olivia's Sweet Shop (The Paper Studio); black card (Redollections); white card (Georgia Pacific)
Ink: Vintage Photo (Ranger)
Stamps: Say It Loud (WaltzingMouse Stamps); Chairs and Chandelier (Recollections)
Tools: Corner Chomper (WeRMemoryMakers); Silhouette and Silhouette Design Studio
Font: Pharmacy

For the Chef -of-the- Family

I have another album creation. This one was created for a friend of mine who recently took a cooking course. She loved it so much she was sad to see it end. She loves to cook...even if it's only for her family and friends. But who knows? Maybe her next step will be Le Cordon Bleu. 

I created a double-sided, tri-fold pull-out booklet for the pocket on the cover.

And a bi-fold pull-out for the inside-the-cover pocket.

Each page is set up the same way: 5"x7" with a flip-up flap which hides a pocket. Each pocket holds a 4-1/2"x6-1/2" pull-out tag. I cut the tabs that are attached to the end of each Tate using my Silhouette. And attached a mix of paper flowers using a metallic mini-brad for durability.

Here is the last page...

Inside the back-of-the-cover pocket are two small pullout tags and a large (4-1/2"x7") bi-fold booklet.once again I decorated the front of the booklet with a mix of paper flowers attached to a trimmed-down tab and metallic mini-brad.

On the spine I added some charms: "G: Genuine", "D" for her initial and a spoon for obvious reasons. Then tied on some scraps of ribbon.

After taking all the previous pics, I decided the binding decor needed just a little bit more something so I added a strip of this cotton crocheted ribbon. Now it's complete! Voila! 

C'est bon, no?

I hope you like it. And maybe it inspires you to make an album. Or do some baking? Anyway.... Thanks for visiting. Have a fantastic day!


Paper: Olivia's Swe├Ęt Shop (The Paper Studio), black card stock (Recollections)
Adhesive: 1/4" & 1/2" (Scor-Tape), ATG
Metal bits: brads (WeRMemoryMakers), ring, connector and chain (Tim Holtz Ideology), charms (Spare Parts-The Paper Studio)
Flowers: The Paper Studio
Ribbon: from my stash
Tools: Silhoutte Cameo and Silouette Design Studio

A Guy-Style Good Times Album

Happy National Scrapbook Day! I didn't do any scrapping of my own pics, but I do have another new album ...scrapbook... That I created! Yup! That's three books in less than two weeks. Not bad, huh? Ok. Ok.  I'm done patting myself on the back. On to the pics:

This one will also be donated to the golf fundraiser auction. I don't know what it will be paired with but I'm sure we can find something to put it together with. 

Hope you're having a crafty day!
Thanks for stopping by.

Paper:  kraft card stock (Paper Studio, Recollections); patterned (DCWV The Guy Stack)
Ink: Vintage Photo (Ranger)
Adhesive: 1/4" and 1/2" Scor-Tape, ATG
Magnets: Basic Grey