Deborah Reeve – Maze Book

April 3, 2009

    

 

    

Materials

  • 2 sheets of patterned paper- I used the large & small spotted sheets.
  • Selection of letter stickers & corners, paper flowers, gems.
  • 1 piece of Ribbon
  • 2 pieces of chipboard or mount board measuring 3 ½ inches square.
  • Bone Folder
  • Double sided tape
  • Glue stick/dots.

To Make:

  1. Take the piece of paper you wish to use for the inside pages (I used the small spots)
  2. Lay face down & fold in half (use a bone folder on all folds to ensure good sharp creases). Next fold the open edges up to meet the centre fold. You should now have 3 folds, making a W shape.
  3. Unfold the paper & repeat the folds in step 1. at right angles to the first set so you end up with 16 squares. (See diagram).
  4. Cut along fold lines so you end up with an M shape. All the squares will remain joined together. Cut up the first 3 squares between row 1& 2. Cut down 3 squares between row 2& 3. Cut up 3 squares between row 3 & 4. (See diagram).
  5. Now fold up the pages to make a concertina shape. Glue the backs of the pages together along the edges. You could leave the top edges open to form pockets if you wished.
  6. Cut 2 pieces of the other paper (I used the large spots) so it is ½ an inch bigger all round than the two pieces of chipboard. Apply a thin layer of glue to the board & position it centrally on the paper. Mitre the corners. Apply glue to the flaps & stick down.
  7. Put the covers face down, about ½ an inch apart, and attach double sided tape across the middle. Stick the length of ribbon to the tape. Now use more tape to attach the pages centrally to the covers.
  8. Decorate as required. I stuck in photos, added flowers, gems etc. and a title to the first & last pages. I used the large bloom folded into 4 to attach to the front cover.

Folding Diagram:

Arrows show cut lines.

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Deborah Reeve – Oliver & Luke Scrapbook Page

April 3, 2009

Layout Instructions (All measurements are in inches)

Materials

  • 1 sheet plain textured 12×12 cardstock
  • Selection of patterned papers.
  • Letter stickers & embellishments
  • Buttons
  • Ice Blue chalk ink pad (Cat’s Eye)
  • PC
  • Journaling Pen
  • Photo 7×5
  • Double sided tape

To Make

  1. Choose your photo, print & crop as required. Ink the edges of the plain cardstock with the chalk ink.
  2. Mat the photo onto a piece of striped patterned paper (5½ x 7½). Note the direction of the stripes! Ink the edges with the chalk ink.
  3. Cut a wide strip of coordinating green circles paper (12×3) to go along the bottom of the page & a narrow strip of the same striped paper (12x¼) as before to go directly above it. Ink the edges as before & attach to bottom of the page as shown.
  4. Print journaling on piece of ordinary PC paper. Trim & ink edges. Mount on a piece of the blue spotted paper 5x 3¼. Ink edges of that too!
  5. Use double-sided tape to attach the mounted photo onto the cardstock, as shown.
  6. Attach the journaling block in the same way, so that it is above the edge of the bottom patterned paper.
  7. Cut two narrow strips from the spotted paper (5x½) & two wider, but the same length (5×1) strips from the green paper. Ink the edges. Stick the narrow strip on top of the wider strips & attach to the layout as shown. Add two corner embellishments to form arrows. Add two further corner embellishments to opposite corners of the photo block.
  8. Stick the title letters to the top of the page.
  9. Attach 3 buttons to the green paper at the bottom of the page, inside three of the circles, as shown.
  10. Add a hand written date beneath the photo with the journaling pen.

 


Kimberly Oliver – Signs of Spring Nugget Necklace

April 2, 2009


How to create the pendant: use the Creative Options paper and cut to fit the rectangle pendant. Add small turquoise nuggets to top and bottom corners. Add Creative Options flower to center of pendant. Embellish with crystals. After this is complete, use Envirotex to pour on the pendant to create a nice glossy finish. Add to your favorite necklace.

 

 

 

 

 


 


Kam Zinsser – Silver Cross Necklace

April 2, 2009


 

Supplies:

Silver Cross
1 jump ring
Flower beads
Colored Paper    
2 crimp beads    
Blue beads
Small Paper Flower
1 lobster claw
green beads
Clear Crystals
Crystal beads    
.015 wire
Silver beads

Tools:                

E 6000 glue        
EnviroTex Lite Pour-On    

To make the silver cross:

Tear colored paper into small pieces. Arrange them on the cross to make your own design. I used mainly the purple and green paper. Once you have a design that you like, glue your paper to the cross. Glue the small brown paper flower to the center of the cross. Glue a clear crystal to the center of the flower. Mix up enough EnviroTex Lite Pour-On to cover the design. Please follow the directions for mixing this solution that are on the box. Pour your solution over the design on the cross. Let this dry for a few days. Make sure not to pour too much so it won’t go over the sides.

To make the necklace:

Measure out about 21″ of wire to make an 18″ necklace. Put one crimp bead on one end of the wire and the jump ring. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and pinch closed with your tool. Start threading your beads on the wire. Start with a pattern of a silver bead, green bead, and then a blue bead. Continue with this pattern until you have four of each on the wire. Start the pattern again but then thread a flower bead on the wire between two silver beads. Start the same pattern again but thread a clear crystal bead between two silver beads. When you have completed these patterns, thread another flower bead on the wire, put the cross on, and then thread another flower bead on. You will then mirror the other side of the wire with the same pattern. When you are finished stringing all the beads on the wire and you have checked to make sure you have followed the pattern from the other side, then thread another crimp bead and a lobster claw on the wire. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and close with your tools. Cut off any excess wire.

 


 


Angeluz Carrera – Reversible Pendant

April 1, 2009

 

Using the diamond-shape Our Glass pendant, striped paper, and flowers, decorate one side while prints and dots decorate the other. “blind” is added to the glass to accent the flowers. The coconut shell button is dangled off the bail with fun wiring details. A crystal bead is caged in twisted wire and dangled from the bottom of the pendant.

3 strands of complimenting seed beads punctuated by 6mm become crystals surround the main beaded strand of turquoise and lime magnesite. An easy-to-use sterling hook & eye closure fasten everything together.

A coordinating bracelet features a smaller “flowers under glass’ charm and 2 buttons as dangles.

The earrings are composed of green flowers with button centers supporting a chain of cascading crystals.


Ophelia Jakes – Renewal of Spring Necklace and Earrings

April 1, 2009


Necklace:

Using the rectangle designer pendant, I cut and pasted the scrapbook paper. I glued the large paper flowers on the corner of the pendant, then glued two more of the smaller paper flowers on top of the large flower. Then I put a blue flower button on the very top of the flower under the flower on the bottom of both sides of the pendant. I glue two crystal chains so that they would droop one on top of the other. At the top left I also glued a butterfly. For the necklace I used green magnesite beads, glass and Swarovski crystals, closing the necklace off with a toggle.

Earrings:

I folded brown ribbon. At the bottom I glued two paper flowers. Also I glued five crystal clear rhinestones and also glued blue glass bead and attached ear wires.

 

 


 


Shelley Bitz – Peace Necklace

April 1, 2009


How to: use large link chain for necklace. Use split rings to attach peace pendants to chain. Glue glower to back of bling peach pendants.

Creating the flower pendant: glue the flowers together using E6000 glue. Embellish with rhinestones. Attach glue on bail to the back of the flower. When dry, attach to the chain.

Creating the earrings: use large links for earrings and attach to fish hook. Glue flower together. When dry, glue to bottom loop of earring.