I have two new projects to share today.
Back to School Album
Here I have taken a simple generic chipboard album and covered each side of the pages with patterned paper from the collection. I glue the album page to the paper and then using a very sharp craft knife I cut around the edge. I have used a solvent glue as I find it does not warp the paper and clean up of any that spills around the edges is so easy. I then used a piece of very fine grit sandpaper to smooth the edge and add some definition.
I have then decorated each page using a variety of embellishments. I was so spoilt for choice here as there is such a wide selection to choose from!
With such a collection of embellishments these pages can come together really quickly. I have kept all the pages really simple to let the products shine through.
This cover has lots of dimension with embellishments layered on top of one another and I have to say that the Red Numbers print (HC-102) was probably my favourite in the collection!
Gift Box (with tutorial)
This box has been made using 2 whole sheets of 12x12 paper. I first saw this technique used last year to make paper drawers for an origami box and the box can be made to any size. I generally cut the paper for the base of the box to ½” smaller all round than the lid (for example - an 8”x8” lid has an 7.5”x7.5” base) You can see a tutorial I created last year below.
The flower on top was made using one of the wonderful Canvas Stickers (HC-201).
I simply removed the backing to the adhesive strip, made the strip non-sticky using some anti-static stamping powder, hand-sewed a running stitch along the straight edge and carefully gathered the flower together to form a circle. I then just added a couple of embellishments to the centre and Voila!- a perfect topper for a teacher’s gift! I have had this red twill tape for ages –it is from Moda Fabrics and I have never had a chance to use it before. I love to look at sewing shops for little pieces like this to brighten up my scrapbook projects.
I would like to thank Lori and Little Yellow Bicycle once again for inviting me to guest design this month. I really look forward to seeing what the future Cycling Team Designers come up with!
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I just want to add a big THANK YOU to Lowri McNabb for sharing her talent and inspiration. Each and every project brought a huge smile to my face... I soooo love inspired work. Most of all, I want to thank Lowri for sharing a part of herself with us these past four weeks. Bless you, my friend.