I'm taking my gift to the "Anything Goes" challenges at Papertake Weekly and Tuesday Alchemy #30. Also, "Anything But A Card" over at Bearly Mine Challenge #51.
|The papers are by Pink Paislee. I've included a little pale blue pencil, purchased in a pack of 5 from Staples.|
|For added interest I carefully cut around the leaf and postage stamp and |
adhered over the lacey border of the blue CS. For this border I used X-Cut punch.
|The sentiment is from WMS Fancy Phrases set, stamped with Brilliance ink and |
layered with a couple of Spellbinder dies.
|On the inside, I continued with the Pink Paislee paper.|
|I also decorated the behind to properly finish the project. |
The brown ribbon wraps all the the way 'round.
Paper: Pink Paislee "Spring Jubilee"
Stamp: WMS "Fancy Phrases"
Ink: Brilliance "Pearlescent Chocolate"; Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
Spellbinder Dies: Classic Ovals LG S4-110; Labels 20 S5-026
Here's the pictutorial on how to construct the base. There are numerous video tutorials out there on YouTube with ideas on how to dress it up.
|You start with a piece of CS measuring 7-3/8" x 3-1/4". |
On the long side, score as shown above at 3-1/8", 3-1/2" and 3-7/8" ...
|Fold at 3-1/2" and mark 1" in from top edge and bottom edge. |
Then cut in from the fold to the crease line, as shown above.
|Now push in at the fold at the top and ...|
|... at the bottom. This will leave you with a valley above and below the cut lines.|
|Flip over and face the inside. Apply adhesive on the right halves of the 2 panels that you |
pushed in - something strong such as RedLiner tape, Sticky Strip, Scotch Quick Dry or
ScoreTape, which is what I used.
|Press down and you will have a channel for your pen or pencil. And now you can start decorating.|
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