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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fast Mini Album

This album went together in under an hour.  I used CTMH's "Flirty" papers and coordinating compliments.  If you want to put together a project quickly, using pre-coordinated paper and embellishments makes it super easy--everything will match. 
Here are the inside pages: very simple.
I'll probably give this as a gift, so I left the theme simple.  The title on the cover is "The Story of Today," and the inside pages say simply, "family," "home," and "happiness" so the book would work for baby girls, anniversaries, newlyweds, or just everyday happenings.
Each of the four pages has a tag insert for pictures or journaling.  This picture shows three of the four tags out of their pockets.
And why does this mini album go together so quickly?  Because here are the key supplies:
Ordinary No. 3 coin envelopes make up the pages, and the tags are classic shipping tags.  Both of these are fairly cheap at the office supply store. And,
I learned the tags fit perfectly inside the coin envelopes.  I bound the edge with my Zutter Bind-it-All.  The album is so small (about 2.5" tall) that I was able to use one of my "scrap" pieces of binding wire edge--I knew I was keeping those scraps for something.

More Moonlight Cards

I made more Halloween cards with CTMH's "Moonlight" papers and the coordinating Workshop on the Go stamp set.  I absolutely love how the mummy looks after some shading with my copics.
Here's a close-up of the first card.  The mummy is popped up on dimensional adhesive.  The spider web "banner" in the corner is actually a straight line of webs, but with CTMH's clear acrylic stamps, you can easily bed the stamps a little to create a curve when you mount them to the block for stamping.  It's easy and works great.
The background of the images on this card is CTMH White Daisy cs.  I used some Tim Holtz distress ink and applicator sponge to give it the dark, foggy look.
It's a little bit light in the picture, but I used multi-generation stamping on this card to make the mummy look more ghostlike.  After inking the stamp up generously, I stamped the image to the far right.  Then, without re-inking, I stamped the image directly to the left, then the third and the fourth, all without re-inking.  It gives the feel of motion, and also looks a little spooky I think.  In "stampers' terms" the first image after you ink is the first generation, the next is second generation, then third generation, etc.  I only colored (with copics) the first generation image to make it really stand out.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Halloween & Mojo Monday Challenge

I have lots of cute Halloween papers & stamps.  I buy more every year, and I seldom use them!  This year I decided to actually send some Halloween cards, and I've really enjoyed making them.  This card is loosely based on the MoJo Monday 261 card sketch challenge.  I used CTMH's new Halloween papers, "Moonlight."  The stamps are from CTMH's stamp set that is exclusive to the "Moonlight" Workshop on the Go.  I just love that little mummy.  I added some shading to the mummy and the streetlight with my copics.  The mummy is attached with dimensional adhesive, and so is the "Beware" sign that I pieced from the lamp stamp.  The flower, leaves, and flower center are all CTMH as well.  The papers are are sloppily distressed with black ink for a spooky look.