Friday, January 7, 2011

Sweet Things - interior pages

For those of you who have purchased the "Sweet Things" kit and need to see what the sample looks like, here are the inside pages. Let me know if you have any questions.

The papers in this book are all by "The Girls' Paperie" designed by Margie Romney-Aslett. The line is called "Paper Girl". (Also used papers by K & Company and Making Memories). The page shape is from a Sizzix die by Tim Holtz (the small tickets are by Tim Holtz too). Plastic tag is by American Crafts, and the decorative brads are by Making Memories. The entire book was inked with Colorbox Chalk Ink in Creamy Brown.

I have three "Sweet Things" kits available for purchase $7 (plus shpg/handling; also sales tax for CA residents). These kits do not include instructions, but the instructions are detailed below.

Also, I have limited quantities of "Paper Girl" patterned papers in stock now (ninety cents per sheet), and die cut chipboard 4/$1.50. Tim Holtz products are available by special order


Note: both front & back covers are made by attaching your patterned papers to chipboard. However, interior pages do not use chipboard --just glue your patterned papers and/or cardstock back-to-back. Be sure not to glue the back-to-back pages together until the end, so that you won't run into problems attaching brads and/or staples on some pages.

Ink all pieces, if desired. The "sweet things" title on page below was inked, then adhered to the pink cardstock, then cut with zig-zag decorative scissors (ink pink mat after cutting, if desired). The green dot frame was glued down flat, but the title was pop dotted up. I poked the tip of the hat pin into the green dot frame so that the sharp tip wouldn't be exposed and prick anyone.

Since all your background pages are double sided, you can choose to use whichever side you like best. You have plenty of borders too - cut down the ones you like to use on the pages as you please. IMPORTANT: be careful to put adhesive only along the lowest/furthest (straight) edge of borders so that you can tuck the photos behind the borders later.

Note: the pink plastic tag in your kit for the page pictured below may vary from the sample. I used a stamp with brown Stazon ink to decorate my tag, or you can use the tag for journaling (add the date of the photo, or tell who is in the pic), or decorate in some other way. You can even leave yours blank. If you decide to write on it, be sure to use a Slickwriter or Sharpie so that you won't run into trouble with the ink resisting on the shiny plastic. And be sure to let your stampwork or writing dry so it won't smear. (I added one of the brads to the tag, but you don't have to --you can save the brad for a different page.) Add the pink floss to tag (you won't be able to attach it to the snap ring until the end). After the book is finished and the ring is in, secure the tag to the page with a glue dot or other adhesive.

Once again, choose whichever side of paper you like best and choose the borders you like. Also remember to only glue the straight edge (furthest to right in pic below) so you can slip your photos underneath the decorative border.

The green patterned border on the pic below is the only one that is NOT in your long bag of borders. It will be with the smaller bag of pages. It is also already cut to the correct length and it's the only one cut with this particular style of punch. However you can substitute one of the other borders if you like.

Your background for the page below will be a different green pattern paper (from the Girls Paperie line and double-sided). The one I used on the sample was from Prima Marketing and is not double-sided). Once again, leave the scalloped edge of your border free so you can lift it and slide your photo underneath it. Same thing for your ticket --attach it with foam tape or pop dots that are only adhered to the side of the ticket that is not on top of the ledger paper mat. This is so your photo can easily slide under the ticket.

One note of caution on the page below - if you let your ticket hang over the edge of the page like I did *AND* if you use a brad in the bottom corner (like I did), it will show from the back and you will need to cover it with a small scrap or coordinating paper.  (By the way, you have extra tickets so you can use them throughout the book wherever you like - or save them for another project.)

The lace was attached with a Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz, but if you don't have one any stapler will do, or just use adhesive (the Sticker Maker by Xyron would work well).

Below is the last interior page. Again, choose your favorite side for your background page and be sure to leave the decorate edge of your border free so that your photo can slip behind.

Lastly, the back cover (below). I left mine plain since it's a cover, but you can decorate yours if you want to with the  extra borders in your kit.

Once all the pages are assembled, punch holes (a Cropadile or heavy duty hole punch will do the trick), add your snap ring (go back and attach the tag on page 1 and secure it to the page) then decorate with ribbons and you're done!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!