Sunday, 27 February 2011

Love Letter mini meander book

 One of the stamp-a-day projects.
 A sheet of 12" x 12" DSP , scored  at 3",6" & 9", turn & score again at these measurements (you should have 16 squares). With the cutter in place cut one side of the DSP on the 3" score line down to 9" (use your measurements that are on the track of a fiskers cutter) do this on the 9" score line as well but on the 6" score mark, score up to 3". Mountain valley fold every 3" square, starting from the bottom right hand 3" square. Lots of variations & tutorials can be found online, just google meander book.
 I punched out the centre of a few of the pages with various SU! punches & used them throughout the book to embellish, (the full heart used on the cover). I like the Curly Label punch used as tabs for the pocket pages. "Artistic Etchings", "Bliss" & "Punch Bunch" (Sale-a-bration stamp sets) were used & colours are Riding Hood Red, Basic Black with Very Vanilla, Soft Suede was used to sponge over for a vintage appeal.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Valentine Treats

Cute little treat box's just in time for Valentines Day.
The first box is the Fancy Favour die, I trimmed the top & then scalloped instead, I cut a vanilla one as well & just swapped the trimmed off edge so neither wasted. It's hard to see in the pic here but I've background stamped the box tone on tone with the fluer de lise flourish image from "Bliss" SAB set, my favourite & added teeny pearl the scallop trim, very pretty IRL.
The next box is a gorgeous colour combo of Perfect Plum & Marina Mist, the heart stamped image has been rock-n-rolled, can't see it to well in the pic though, I love this wheel "I Love Love".
The last is a treat pouch that I cased from Andrea Walford, I changed the size a little & embellished differently, I love this effect of reversing the hearts (heart to heart punch) on DSP. Just punch the front of the DSP layer before adhering to the box then add the punched out hearts (reverse side of the DSP) with dimensionals. Both the top & this one use "Sweet & Sour " Specialty DSP & Vanilla Satin Ribbon.