Monday, December 19, 2011

Notebook gift

I always forget to write down the paper size for covering composition books.  I give these away these for gifts all the time with a matching pen. 

It is 8 1/2" x 11".  I fold it over the cover after spraying on the adhesive.

I found couple of videos on  that did it differently.  A lady did one by cutting the 12" x 12" in half and adding a strip to cover the remaining section.  Another lady actually painted the notebook after sanding the composition book down inside and outside.  I like both ideas and will be trying them out.  :-)

Calendar 2012 - Christmas Project

Ok, I started this project wayyyyy too late.  I tried typing out the caledar on Word then added computer graphics (clip art) appropriate for each month.  First I made it about business card size then made them bigger to fit the easel better.  I actually like the small ones.  I kept one of the small ones.  To cut then to glue the colored papers in the back took wayyyyy too long.  So simple but took time.  Hopefully I will put my daughter to work next year.  She would have just turned six.  I definitely want to do the project again.

All the months fits into 8 1/2" x 11".  I cut them business card size (little smaller) at 1 7/8" x 3 1/4" the background paper is cut at 2 1/8" x 3 1/2".  For the bigger calendar four months fit into one paper and I cut them 4" x 3 1/2".  The background paper was cut at 4 1/4" x 3 3/4".  This gave 1/8" margins all around. 

Christmas Tag Exchange & Party

Christmas parties are always the best.  Harriet, thank you for hosting such an awesome event.  Here are the tags from the party.  I hope I got everyone's correctly. They were so pretty that I could not pick one.
1. Lynette
2.  Jodi
3.  Crystal
4. Alice
5.  Iris
6.  Diane
7.  JoAnn
8. Alice
9.  Harriet
 10.  Alice
11  Donna

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Tag 2012

Chirstmas tags for the party.  I cut up sizzix die boxes (clear plastic) to make the tags then used White StazOn for white snow flakes and shade the edges.  Used sparkles on the flakes, stamp, color, and cut the Christmas Tree.  Found a reindeer online, colored it then cut.  Added golden strings on the tree, added  red glitter nose on the reindeer then star on the tree.  Finally added the phrase and the "to/from."  Oh, yes.  I added the bells.  Ok, this took a long time.  Because it's clear I had to do the same to the back side to not show the stickies.  Cutting took longer than I expected but it turned out pretty.  I hope other crafters like it too.