Wednesday, 4 May 2011
I chose some bright stripy paper and covered the front and put an retro circus pic on front
Next ito the lid i use holographic paper on the back, a retro image of a trapeeze artist complete with mesh safety net added the elephant images and some dots to look like lights. When closed the bottom of the elephants could be seen so it was necessary to stick the back stripy picece of paper across to meet the hinge
Into the bottom of the cassette after removing the little pegs with pliers, i put a generous coating of pva glue and covered with wood shavings. Mad a couple of circus podiums and stuck images of a lion and ring master.
Some bright tape/ ribon around the edge completed the look
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
You are aiming for something like this
2 4x6 grey board [heavey weight card]
6 4x6ins paper
inside pages 3 ¾ x 6 ins plain coordinating paper
Rubber stamp of choice
Co ordinating ink pad
2 long pronged brads
Take the grey board and cut a strip 3/4 off then a following 1/4 ins.
I used this maroon board instead of grey, but it is the same thicknessNow take a piece of the 4x6 ins and stamp an image, then tear this piece and stick to another 4x6 ins piece
Now stick the 3x6 grey board down and wrap the sides and stick
Now add any embellishments or decorations !!
next lay face up another 4x6 piece, and stick down the 3x6 and the 3/4 in strip. Make sure to leave the gap!!
Turn over and back the page with another of the 4x6 pages.
Now cover the back board and now for the inner pages, these are all 3 3/4 ins by 6ins, put in as many as you wish.
Put a mask over the pages leaving just a 1/4 ins strip and stamp the image on this strip on every page
Now assemble the book, hold all together [a peg can be used to hold] and punch a h*** top and bottom and insert the brads, this means more pages can be added at a later date
Here is the finished book
1 double sided scrapbook paper 12x12
4 squares of 1st colour 3 3/4 x 3 3/4
4 squares of 2nd colour 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, cut into diagonals
Cropodidle/ h*** punch
Decide on the inside colour/pattern and place face down
Then score the 4 corners from edge to the cross section of embossed lines
Now fold in all the straight lines and sharpen with a bone folder
Next squash the cornersAgain use the bone folder to make sharp creases.
Again lay the paper flat inside face down, take the squares and triangles and glue down with PVA.
If you wish to stamp on the paper or add embelishments now is the time to do it!
The squares and triangles are slightly smaller than the square folds, so make sure you centre the papers.
the next job is to punch holes on the corners on ech triangle tip, its important to position the h*** inside the triangle
continue for all 4 corners, 8 holes in all, then add eyelets
and thread ribbon through the eyelets, its best to use the ribbon direct from the roll
tie the ribbon off and fill
Some ideas include a table centre bread basket
gift basket for new mum filled with cotton buds, wool balls, nappies and soother
If you want to make a smaller basket dimensions are 9x9 paper and 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 and score at 3ins in
Smaller again 6x6 paper and 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 and score 2instinyest 3x3 paper and 3/4 x 3/4 and score at 1in