As it's now Friday evening I hope you are all looking forward to doing something nice this weekend even if it's only winding down doing nothing much after a busy week. I've had a week out and about quite a lot so not much crafting time but I did manage to get my second project finished in time to show you (by the skin of my teeth, lol).
A couple of months ago our lovely 'Headmistress' Val posted a fab envelope book on her blog here. Val made it for one of the brilliant workshops she holds at Snazzy HQ (wish I lived close enough to go :o( ) and because I expressed a real interest in it Val kindly sent me some envelopes made into the 'bones' of the book so I could see how it was put together. I've kept the original envelopes for future reference (I'm bound to forget how to do it with my sieve-like brain) and used some of my own which are a bit bigger than Val's, together with the fabulous 7 Dots Studio papers to make a Book of Inspirational Quotes I like from my stamp collection.
I'm not going to give details on how I made the book as that wouldn't be fair to Val and instead I am going to bombard you with lots of photos and a list of products I used. If anyone has anything they would like to ask, please email me (email addy on my blog profile) and I'll try to answer your query.
Front flap and first page closed
Front flap and first page opened
Close up of heat embossed butterflies,
one on acetate and one on 7 Dots paper.
Close up of flittered flourish corners and
quote on tag
Third double page without tags
Close up of right hand page
and with tags in place
and finally the back cover
7 Dots Studio Dreamer Collection - papers, stickers and die cut elements
Creative Expressions ticket stamps
Chocolate Baroque stamps
Crafty Individuals stamps
Hampton Arts stamps
Tim Holtz stamps
Paper Artsy stamps
Ideology and Grungeboard
Distress Inks and Stains
Flitter Glue and Crafty Notions Autumn Green Gilding Flakes
Clear Embossing Powder
Marshmallow Glimmer Mist
Crafty Notions White Matte Colour Spray
Paper string and sari silk ribbon
Some of these items (including some of the stamps) are from my own stash but Snazzy's can supply many of them including all the inkpads, stains and many of the other incidentals. Just give them a call!
Well, that's it from me for this month. I've had a lot of fun with my two projects and next week will be the turn of Nicky with her first project for the DT so I hope she's had fun too. As always, thank you for your visit and your much appreciated comments and don't forget to check back towards the end of the month to see what the challenge will be.