My congratulations go out to everyone who completed an academic course of study this spring! Education is SOOO important, at every level.
One of my neighbors is helping to celebrate her niece's graduation this month, and she asked me to make a card for her. Her niece's school colors are Silver, Black and Royal Blue. Hmmm. The Royal Blue is tough with what's in Stampin' Up!'s color pallette. But I think that the Pacific Point that I used makes a nice looking card!
The Silver and Black were easy, with Stampin' Up!'s Basic Black Card Stock, and the Silver Embossing Powder and Brushed Silver Card Stock. Oh, and those Silver Glimmer Brads from the Basics Glimmer Brads collection – they add the Silver to this card, too!
For a little more embellishment, I used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder on the Pacific Point Card Stock to give the card some texture, and the Basic Black 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon for a bow (perfect for a girl's graduation!).
The stamp is in the Layered Labels Stamp Set. It has two elements on either side that make it nicely fit one of the framelits from the Apothecary Accents Framelits set. When I originally thought of the design for this card, my intention was to cut the stamped and embossed image with the framelit. But when I put it on the Brushed Silver card stock, it just looked a little too bland for my taste (which tends towards the bland, but not THAT bland!). So I trimmed the stamped image close to the rectangle and cut a piece of the Pacific Point card stock with the framelit and layered those two. I think that little bit of blue that's showing between the black and silver is a nice touch.
I punched the top and bottom of the Brushed Silver layer with the Scallop Trim Border Punch. I also used that punch for the Whisper White Card Stock layer inside the Brushed Silver card (much easier to write on than the silver card stock!), and used the Scallop Trim Corner Punch with the Border Punch for that.
Two of the products that I used in this card are retiring May 31st! So you only have another week to order them if you want to have them to use in the future. The one I'd definitely recommend you purchase if you don't have it is the Scallop Trim Corner Punch. Yep, the corner punch is retiring, but the border punch isn't. That's going to be tough for me because I really like using the two together! The other retiring product is the Black Taffeta Ribbon. Some of the Taffeta Ribbon will stay in the new catalog, but not the black. So if you like this ribbon for a black accent, order now! Both of these products are still available as of the date I'm writing this.
For those of you in the United States, I hope you have a peaceful and creative holiday weekend.
Products used in this project:
Layered Labels Stamp Set, Item 127072 (Clear), $25.95 (4 stamps, all of which have matching framelits in the Apothecary Accents Framelits)
Pacific Point Card Stock, Item 111350, $6.95 (24 sheets)
Basic Black Card Stock, Item 121045, $6.95 (24 sheets)
Brushed Silver Card Stock, Item 100712, $7.95 (10 sheets)
Silver Embossing Powder, Item 109131, $4.75
Scallop Trim Border Punch, Item 118402, $15.95
Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Item 118870, $9.95 Retiring 5/31!
Silver Glimmer Brad (from the Basic Glimmer Brad Collection), Item 121003, $4.95 (40 brads, 8 each in 5 colors)
Basic Black 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Item 119962, $6.95 (10 yards) Retiring 5/31!
Apothecary Accents Framelits, Item 127003, $24.95 (4 framelits)
Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Item 119976, $7.95
In less than two weeks, the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog will "go live." That means all kinds of new products to drool over! It also means that Stampin' Up! will be retiring LOTS of stamp sets and other products to make way for new goodies. Sigh. So many of them are products that I've loved using, and would continue to use except that, if I posted them here, you wouldn't be able to buy the products to make the same projects yourself. So I retire all the retired stamp sets from Robin's Craft Room. Besides, I don't have room for the hundreds of stamp sets and embellishments that I really would like to keep. I'd have to put an addition on our house, and that's not really in the budget right now!
This week, the challenge at the Stampin' Up! Only (SUO) Challenge Blog is to use your favorite retiring stamp set. I was hard-pressed to say which is my favorite, so I did the eenie-meenie-minie-mo thing and came up with Just Believe. So many pretty images in that set!
For this card, I used three of the images (the word "friends," being one of them) using some colors that I've not used in awhile – Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals. As I've done in some other projects lately, I inked up the larger stamps with a stamp pad, removed the ink on the flowers with a Blender Pen, then used my Stampin' Write Markers to color in the flowers.
The papers are also Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals card stock, along with a card base and stamped layers using Naturals Ivory Card Stock. I cut the Primrose Petals and the largest stamped layer of Naturals Ivory using the Sizzix Labels Collection Framelits. I adhered the Primrose Petals cut layer to the Midnight Muse layer and then ran them through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Before I adhered the stamped layer to this set of layers, I wrapped a piece of the Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon vertically around the layers. I adhered the stamped layer over the ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals, and then the smaller stamped layer, also using Dimensionals. I adhered the whole set of layers to the card base using SNAIL Mono Adhesive.
For the finishing touches, I added some Basic Pearls to some of the flowers, and then used some Mini Glue Dots to adhere a strip of the ribbon tied in a knot.
A fun project for a fun challenge! I hope you'll think about joining in the SUO Challenge this week (and next, too). You can use any retired or newly-retiring stamp set, as long as it's Stampin' Up! Just click here to see all the Design Team Member entries, as well as any other entries that might already be there. Hope to see your project there!
Products Used in this Project
Just Believe Stamp Set (retiring May 31, 2013!), Item 120453 (clear), $25.95 (9 stamps)
Naturals Ivory Card Stock, Item 101849, $7.50 (40 sheets)
Midnight Muse Card Stock, Item 126843, $6.95 (24 sheets)
Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad, Item126860, $5.95
Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Item 126847, $8.95 (10 yards)
Primrose Petals Stampin' Write Marker, Item 126856 (includes 5 Markers from the 2012-2014 In Color Collection), $14.95
Pearl Basic Jewels, Item 119247, $4.95 (150 total, 50 each in 3 different sizes and 3 strips of connected pearls)
Sizzix Labels Collection Framelits, Item 125598 (6 layering dies), $25.95
Sizzix Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Item 117335, $7.95
In just a few days, one of the women who has been a valuable asset to our condo association will be leaving to move back to the mainland to be with one of her daughters. While we don't actually live in the condo we own in the building, my husband has come to know Eve very well as they are both on the Board of Directors. We honored Eve at our annual Board of Directors Dinner, as well as at a potluck dinner held in the lounge at the condo building.
Our friend and fellow Board member, Charlie, took lots of photos during the events, and it seemed a shame just to hand the photos to Eve. So I went back a ways and looked up the directions for making a quick Accordion Fold Album. I had 11 photos that Charlie sent me, so I needed to make more pages than shown in the Accordion Fold Album instructions from a few years ago. But I'm sure you can see from the instructions how easy it is to add pages.
Here is the cover of the album, including a photo of the Board of Directors (blanked out to preserve privacy). I chose Pacific Point and Melon Mambo, along with some Whisper White background, as the colors for this album as there seemed to be a lot of blue in the photos – and Eve was wearing a Muumuu that sure looks like Melon Mambo to me!
Here is what the inside of the album looks like. I didn't have much time between when I received copies of the photos that Charlie took and when Eve would be leaving. So I had to make things simple. But I did want something other than just rectangles. Once I got the photos all lined up, I could see that the 4th largest of the framelits from the Labels Framelits Collection would fit beautifully on one of the album pages. I sketched the framelit shape on some Whisper White card stock and printed some journaling onto the sheets of Whisper White before cutting them up and running them through the Sizzix Big Shot. As I said, it had to be a quick job, so not everything is all lined up as perfectly as I'd like it to be. But the Album really does look nice!
The base of the Album is Pacific Point card stock, and the mat behind each of the photos is Melon Mambo. For a bit of extra color, I stamped two of the images from the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set, using both Pacific Point and Melon Mambo stamp pads. For the cover of the Album, I used one of the Melon Mambo sheets from the Brights Paper Stack. (By the way, the paper stacks are all going to be changed in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog that's only about 2 weeks away from being published! I can hardly wait to see what the new papers look like.) For the cover, I stamped one of the Mixed Bunch stamps on a scrap of Whisper White card stock, twice using Melon Mambo and twice using Paciic Point. I punched the Pacific Point images with the 3/4" Circle Punch and the Melon Mambo images with the 1/2" Circle Punch, then layered them up and adhered them to the top and bottom of the Labels shape.
This album is nicely tied closed with some of the Pacific Point Stiched Grosgain Ribbon (and I'm so glad this ribbon is staying around with the new catalog!). Remember that, for this album design, you can only adhere the ribbon either to the front or to the back of the album. It won't open up if you adhere it to both covers!
This is how I spent my Saturday afternoon (well, and photographing and editing it – with a new computer, this was a challenge as I'm having to learn the updated versions of all the programs I'm used to using!). But I did end up having a lot of fun with this. I hope you're having fun with whatever you're doing this weekend!
Products used in this project:
Pacific Piont Card Stock, Item 111350, $6.95 (24 sheets)
Melon Mambo Card Stock, Item 115320, $6.95 (24 sheets)
Whisper White Card Stock, Item 100730, $8.50 (40 sheets)
Labels Collection Framelits, Item 125598, $26.95 (6 framelits)
Mixed Bunch Stamp Set, Item 125537 (Clear), $21.95 (6 images, 3 large and 3 small)
Pacific Point Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Item 126878, $4.95 (10 yds)
3/4" Circle Punch, Item 119873, $12.95
1/2" Circle Punch, Item 119869, $5.95
Melon Mambo Designer Paper (from the Brights Collection, retiring May 31st!), Item 117155, $21.95 (2 of each of the current "Brights" colors, 2 patterns in double-sided sheets)
You remember what CASE means, don't you? Copy And Share with Everyone! There are some variations on that, but you get the idea. Take a card or other design and either copy it exactly, or use the basic structure to make a card with your own colors, shapes and/or stamp sets.
This week we had a CASE challenge on SUDSOL (a Stampin' Up! Demonstrators group to which I belong). This is the card that we were to CASE:
The colors used were Bermuda Bay (a color that's being brought back into the Stampin' Up! collection); Daffodil Delight; Tangerine Tango and Pear Pizzazz (another color being brought back). The Tangerine Tango background is just that – background, not a part of the project).
Now here's the card that I made to CASE the above card:
You can see that mostly what I did was just to change out the colors. I don't yet have a supply of Bermuda Bay cardstock or a marker (which I needed to color in the stamp). So I picked another basic card color – Lucky Limeade – and then changed out some colors to fit my idea of what worked together. My colors are Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, and Marina Mist. Just as in the original card, I used the Stripes Embossing Folder for the top layer and made it stand out from the basic card by using Stampin' Dimensionals. The tag at the top was made in the original card using the Jewelry Tag Punch. But that punch is retiring and I've already packed away my retiring products for sale this summer. So I used the Modern Label Punch for the top of the tag.
Oh, the stamp set is Embellished Events. I just bought this set and this is the first time I've used it. I stopped buying stamp sets back in February, waiting to see if something I'd decided I wanted to have would be in the next big Stampin' Up! Catalog. This was one of the sets I'd wanted, and it's in the new catalog!
Besides being fun seeing what you can do with a design, CASEing a project is a LOT faster than starting a card from scratch – the design's already there for you! All you have to do is decide if you want to just COPY the card (give credit if you publish it online) or change out some of the elements (still give credit online!). Whatever you do for your next paper crafting project, I hope you have as much fun with it as I had making this card!
Products used in this Project:
Embellished Events Stamp Set, Item 126497 (clear), $20.95
Lucky Limeade Cardstock, Item 122926, $6.95 (24 sheets; this is retiring, so only available while supplies last)
So Saffron Cardstock Item 115108, $6.95 (24 sheets)
Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Marker (available in a pack of 5 of the 2011-2013 In Color Markers, Item 123002, $14.95; this is retiring, so only available while supplies last)
So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker (available in a pack of 10 Subtles Collection Markers, Item 131263, $28.95)
Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Marker (available in a pack of 10 Brights Collection Markers, Item 131259, $28.95)
Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker, Item 119679, $3.50
Modern Label Punch, Item 119849, $16.95
Whisper White Bakers Twine, Item 124262, $2.95 (15 yds)
Buy any of these products in my Stampin' Up Store!
Earlier this week I presented a Butterfly greeting card that was for the new SUO Challenges Blog challenge. At the same time there was a challenge from another online group, VC Rocks (and you can join for free – it's just a fun group for the summer) to make a project with four things that start with B. Well, Butterflies begin with B, so I thought I'd try to "double-dip" with the challenges. By the time I finished my first card, I reallized I'd gone off in a couple of different directions that took me away from the B theme. So on to a second try!
And here are my 4 Bs:
- B is for Butterfly
- B is for Brads
- B is for Baja Breeze (a retiring color, but still very much current until the end of May!)
- B is for Blushing Bride (recognize this color? It's a former In Color that's being brought back into the Stampin' Up! color groupings (yay!!)
- A Bonus B – Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad!
Now, this was definitely fun – and I had to concentrate because every once in awhile, I started to bring in a different color – I even almost left out the brads in favor of pearls! Pearls do NOT start with B. Whenever I'm making a card, I let my imagination take over while I'm in the process of designing. So while this was fun, it was definitely challenging having to keep focused on what needed to B in the card – those 4 Bs!!
As I said before, you can join "VC Rocks" this summer for free. The "VC" stands for "Virtual Convention," and we try to make what it is that we do all summer long mimic what might be going on at the Stampin' Up! Convention in July. There's even a virtual online hotel and plenty of swaps! Especially nice for those of us who won't be going to the convention. Just click here to sign up and get your questionnaire. It's a Yahoo Group, so you'll have to be signed up with the Yahoo Group website. Then join in the fun!
Products used in this project:
Loving Thoughts Stamp Set, Item 125845 (clear), $23.95
Blushing Bride Card Stock, Item 131198, $6.95 (24 sheets) (it will not be available until June 1, 2013)
Baja Breeze Card Stock, Retiring and already sold out
Whisper White Card Stock, Item 100730, $8.50 (40 sheets)
Delicate Details Lace Tape, Item 130966, $9.95 (2 designs; each 3.28 Ft)
Whisper White Brads (from the Neutrals Brads set, retiring and on sale at 25% off; Item 119736, $5.21)
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Item 117335, $7.95
Elegant Butterfly Punch (the larger punch), Item 127526, $15.95
Bitty Butterfly, Item 129406, $15.95
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad, Item 126981, $5.95
I can't believe it's time again for one of the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge Blog's biweekly challenges! Where has the year gone??? The good news is that the challenge is one of my favorite subjects – Butterflies! We have to make a project that features Butterflies this time around.
For my project I featured two products that had Butterflies on them: the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the First Edition Specialty Designer Paper. There's good news and bad news there. The good news is that Papillon Potpourri will continue as a stamp set in the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog. The bad news is that the First Edition Specialty Paper is not only retiring, Stampin' Up! is sold out of it! I still have a few sheets left, so I'm going to use them up while I can.
For the background of the card front, I used the stamp set, Flowering Flourishes, another current stamp set that will be continued into the upcoming catalog. I used a Garden Green stamp pad to ink up the entire image. Then I used a blender pen to remove the green from the three flowers and used my Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker to color those flowers. I gave the stamp a good "huff" and applied it to the paper. I stamped both butterflies with Cherry Cobbler and punched them with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. It's a tight fit, but it worked! I laid out the two butterflies and the sentiment feature on the card and sketched in the butterfly antenna. I removed all the pieces and, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig, used the antenna stamp from Papillon Potpourri to stamp over the sketches. I adhered the butterflies with rolled up Mini Glue Dots, and then adhered the sentiment layer using SNAIL Adhesive.
I made a Cherry Cobbler Card Stock mat 1/8" wider than the 4" wide x 5-1/4" high stamped paper and adhered the two layers together. Finally, after I added a few Garden Green Brads, I tied up the whole layer using Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, and then adhered the whole set to a card base folded to 4-1/4" wide x 5-1/2" high (standard card size).
And there's my Butterfly Card! I hope I'll see yours in the challenge entries, too! But whatever you do with your paper crafting this week, make sure you have some fun with it!
Products used in this card
Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set, Item 123759 (clear), $14.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Item 127802 (clear), $26.95
Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set, Item 126367 (clear), 17.95
Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Item 120992, $6.96 (10 yds)
Garden Green Brads (from the Regals Brads, retiring at the end of May 2013; item 119737, $6.95, 120 brads)
Word Window Punch, Item 119857, $15.95
Modern Label Punch, Item 119849, $16.95
Elegant Butterfly Punch, Item 127526, $15.95
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock, Item 119685, $6.95 (24 sheets)
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker, Item 119681, $3.50
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad, Item 126966, $5.95
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad, Item 126973, $5.95
First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper – No longer available
No, there's nothing about a wedding in this blog post! But I'm showing off quite a few retiring Stampin' Up! products as well as one fairly new product. And there are a few current products that will be carried on in the soon-to-be-released 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog.
First let's look at the new product that pushed me into this particular card layout: the Best of Butterflies Stamp Set, that is one of the stamp sets that will be released each month in 2013, Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary Year! Once each set is released, it will be alive and well to purchase until March of 2014. Click on the link on the right to see all the "Best of" sets that have been released so far – there will be a new one May 1st ( today for most of you reading this), and I can hardly wait to see what it is!
Now about those retiring products. In order of how much I'll miss them, they are the Not Quite Navy Card Stock and Ink, the Riding Hood Red Card Stock, Ink, and 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, and the First Edition Specialty Designer Paper. When I decided to use a stamp from the Best of Butterflies set, I immediately thought of the butterfly theme in the First Edition Specialty Paper, and cut a piece so the image of a butterfly would show at one side of the card. I liked this layout the best, though you could certainly try it out with the top layered element moved over to the left.
The products that will still be with us this next year are the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, from which the "thinking of you" sentiment is taken; the two punches on which the sentiment is layered – the Word Window and Modern Label Punches; and the Very Vanilla Card Stock.
I adhered the small layered element using Stampin' Dimensionals, and then applied a Stampin' Dimensional to the left side of the Punched Layer, just applying some snail to the right side of the Punched Layer. This keeps the whole Punched Layer on the same level as each other.
And here's something I haven't done in awhile! I've created a sketch of this card for you to use if you'd like to try it out, with or without the butterflies!
Whatever you end up making in the next day or two, I hope you have fun with it!
Products in this project:
Not Quite Navy Card Stock, Item 101722, $6.95 (24 sheets)
Not Quite Navy Classic Ink, Item 126971, $5.95
Riding Hood Red Card Stock, Item 111348, $6.95 (24 sheets)
Riding Hood Red 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Item 122988, $6.95 (10 yds)
Riding Hood Red Classic Ink, Item 126968, $5.95
Modern Label Punch, Item 119849, $16.95
Word Window Punch, Item 119857, $15.95
First Edition Special Designer Paper, Item 121878, $12.95 (24 sheets of 12" square paper)
The Stampin' Up! Only Blog challenge this week is to make a project with anything Sizzix (well, Stampin' Up! Sizzix, of course). Once I started looking through my oft-neglected Bigz Dies, I found this die that I am pretty sure I've never used. You know how, when you first use a die, some of the black surface comes off with the cutting (a natural thing)? Well, that happened when I started cutting with the Blossom Party Originals die. So I'm pretty sure I'm right. I've been neglecting my dies in favor of Framelits and Textured Impression Embossing Folders. But not this week!
I decided I wanted to continue to use some of my favorite colors that are going to disappear from the Stampin' Up! color collection come June 1st. So for this project, I picked Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery and Lucky Limeade. I used all of the shapes in this die, and mixed them up in the three multi-layered flowers. Of course I needed embellishments, and I went for a silver color, using the Designer Builder Brads (from the Spring 2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog), along with some Silver Brads from the annual catalog.
I added one last flower at the bottom of the card which I used as a background element for my Thank You (from the Wacky Wishes Hostess Stamp Set), stamped in Not Quite Navy.
As you can see, I couldn't stay away from the Framelits and Embossing Folders. I used the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder on the top Certainly Celery layer, and the smallest of the Labels Collection Framelits for the Thank You. I colored the edge of the greeting layer with a Not Quite Navy Stampin' Write Marker.
And, of course, I tied the card together with some ribbon – this time some Not Quite Navy Taffeta Ribbon. I'm almost down to the end of the roll of ribbon on this one (sniff!).
As I try always to use current product on my blog posts, and since just about every project I do ends up on a blog post, I don't keep or buy retired products. But you who are not demonstrators probably don't feel that way.
WARNING: The list of Retired Products will be released by Stampin' Up! tomorrow, and a lot of what's on those lists will be first come first served. And when Stampin' Up! runs out of the product it's gone. Some of the retiring color products are already gone, likely forever! So don't miss the opportunity to pick up any retiring products you might want fairly early in the retirement season.
I have some house guests coming for the next few days, so I'll not be posting until they leave (unless I can get Sheila into my messy craft room to make something that I'll just have to show off!). But I'll be back with some projects made with retiring products very soon!
Products in this project:
- Wacky Wishes Hostess set, item 126410 (Wood), $14; Item 126412 (Clear) $10 (you can only purchase with Hostess Dollars; ask me if you need to know more)
- Blossom Party Originals Die, Item 115971, $17.95 (5 images) Woo-hoo! It's still going to be in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog, so I can keep using it more!!
- Designer Builder Brads, Item 129329, $6.95 (16 brads with epoxy bubbles)
- Labels Collection Framelits, Item 125598, $26.95 (6 layering dies)
- Not Quiet Navy 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Item 122978, $6.95 (10 yards)
- 3/16" Silver Metallic Brads (in a pack with Antique Brass, Pewter and Gold), Item 119741, $6.95 (120 brads, 30 each in the 4 colors)
I have had so much fun with this project (not original, but one that goes well with current products), and I'm planning to write a tutorial within the next week (or 2?). Who knows, I may even try a video if I can get all the boxes of stuffed that was delivered while I was away unpacked and put away (computer, printer, software, craft storage items – and who knows what else!?). For now, though, I'll show you my finished project, give you a link to a video (but one I had trouble following), which has a link to another video. There are probably lots of other videos, too! And, at the end of this blog post, I'll give you the measurements for the various papers I used should you want to try one of your own before my tutorial comes out!
I was first introduced to the stacked books project by Jenny at Island Scrapbooking here in Hilo, Hawaii. As soon as I saw the project, I signed up for her class, and then went about altering things a bit to make it with Stampin' Up! products AND to size it to fit greeting cards. Each of the drawers slides out of its "book" using the Antique Brad "drawer pulls." One of the videos suggests that you can use one of more of the drawer areas as just shelves, with no drawer necessary. I think to do that you'd have to use something stronger than the Designer Series Papers that I used for the sides (well, top and bottom) of the "books."
One of the reasons that I wanted to get this published here on my blog sooner than later is that everything in the project is in the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog, and is more likely to be retired than the one product out of the main catalog, the Antique Brads. So if you want to use these products, now is the time to consider buying them! My Stampin' Up! store is at http://www.robinstamps.stampinup.net.
Here are the measurements for the papers that I used for this sized project:
- Light chipboard (you can use the cardboard from Designer Series Paper packs or even pieces of cereal boxes): Six pieces, 6-1/2" x 5-1/4"
- Designer Series Paper (DSP) (to cover the chipboard): Six pieces, 7-1/2" x 6-1/4"; cut two of each of 3 designs. I used the More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper, item # 129309, $12.95. From the Spring Catalog
- DSP for the sides of the books: Six pieces 2" x 4-7/8" (use same patterns as above); cut two of each of 3 designs
- DSP for the spine of each book: Three pieces 6-1/2" x 3"
- Card Stock for drawers: Three pieces 8" x 6-7/8". I used Crumb Cake card stock, item #102128
- Card Stock for front of drawers: Three pieces 1" x 6-1/2"
- Three Antique Brads. Item #117273, $5.95
- Artisan Embellishments Kit (from Spring Catalog). This includes the roses, the ribbons, the flowers, the buttons, and the ticket – everything on the top of the box! Item # 129328. $9.95
Tools that you'll need:
- Scoring tool. You can get both this and the following cutting tool by purchasing the Stampin' Trimmer, Item #126889, $29.95.
- Cutting tool
- Hot Glue Gun (not sold by Stampin' Up!)
- Sticky Strip. Item #104294, $6.95 (plenty for this project and much more!)
- Something to punch a hole for the three brad "drawer pulls." The Stampin' Up! Paper Piercer works wonderfully. It's item #126189, $3.95.
- Scissors. Stampin' Up!'s paper snips cut ribbon, too. Item #103579. $9.95.
So there you are! I'll really try hard to get a tutorial written within a week or two! Company's coming, boxes need unpacking, I have three meetings scheduled! I have a class tomorrow! But I've really enjoyed this project enough to try it again – with some different papers, maybe!
Oh, and here's the link to the video that I watched.
Have fun with whatever you're doing this weekend!
I'm going to be away from my computer – though not e-mail if you have to get in touch with me! – for the next week. Usually I'll make up some projects to be ready to be posted while I'm gone. But I just have not had the time or energy to do that this time around. Besides, my computer is acting almost as ill as I've been feeling. So I've ordered up a new one that should be ready to go not too long after I return (that's called "wishful thinking" in computerland!)
Fear not, though! I have a LARGE 3-D and greeting card project in the works (that means almost half done) and I'll be sharing that, along with some of the My Paper Pumpkin project that I did with the very first Kit in March. Plus there will be some new Stampin' Up! products to show off. So I'll be busy keeping you interested in what's going on in Stampin' Up! land when I get back! So no matter how my new computer decides to act upon its arrival, there will be ways to get stuff out here into the blogosphere!
Have a great week and I'll "see" you when I return! And if you're interested in My Paper Pumpkin, it's not too late to order the June kit (too late for May, unfortunately). Or you can order the trial kit any time on a standard Stampin' Up Order. Just go to my web site, click on Products – Shop Now, and then enter 132600 in the "Search the Store" box and you'll be able to read all about the Try It Kit and ORDER IT!
Aloha until I return!