Posts Tagged ‘Starbook’
Paper Craft Planet’s Weekly Colour Challenge, #22, (tag: PCPcolor22). Black, White & as many greens as you want. Okay! Here’s the inspirational photo from Millie Dawson-Hardy’s UK adventure last week.
Only another couple weeks left of school in Ottawa & I’ve got to get crackin’ on gifts for the teachers. I LOVED the Teacher Appreciation creation of Susanna Boyd “mugshot” message style, and I seem to be on a Starbook kick lately. With that in mind, here’s what I have for the challenge.
There are many great tutorials on Starbooks like this one by Sheila Weaver, using a pop-out style. With her tutorial in mind, I made my star book with circle pop outs, rather than rectangle.
Sheila’s tutorial is great, so below is just how I put on the circle pop outs. So start with the 5 Card Stocks of 5″x8″ CS’s folded every 2 inches, so at 2″,4″,6″. Then along the middle fold, place a 1 1/4″ circle punch out for a guideline and cut for even slits.
I found the easiest way for me to cut even slits is by using a Coluzzle. You can line it up along the fold & make 4 slits:
and then you punch out the circle
Now go grab a separate piece of CS & stamp whatever design or sentiment you want (I don’t know why I didn’t use my Cercle d’amitié, sorry Madame) & put slits in that too. I used another bigger punch here, the 1 3/4″, as a guideline to where the slits needed to be. Punch out the circle & fold in half.
Then carefully align the slits in the CS. It’s a bit figity.
Okay do that with all of the 5 CS & you have this:
Okay, so you’ll need backings to all of these pop outs. Those are 5 of 5×8″, each folded in half & adhered to these ones. Just put on a bit of sticky tape, about an inch in from the sides.
Stick 1 side & then just fold the other side over & it should line up just fine:
and now you have the 5 points, all with backs on them:
Okay stick those together, & it forms a kinda book, the star book. :)
Add your cover & decorate with pictures (Once again, I used the Teacher Appreciation creation of Susanna Boyd “mugshot” message style, ’cause it’s so darn cute & this is going to Malcolm’s teacher.) Anyways, each page has a little message. Merci, Mme!
Used: White CS, Always Artichoke DSP, Basic Black CS, PP from Dollar store, Circle Punches, Coluzzle, Circle of Friendship Stamp Set, Versa fine Ink.
Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, # 34 is Ocean’s 11 …
I’ve seen both the original & the George Clooney one. Besides Sami Davis’ E-O 11 Song, I totally preferred the newer version. Kickin’ soundtrack too. :)
Here’s the images I went with to make my craft:
I wanted to make a Star Gift Book for the longest time. I think I first saw it like 5 years ago, can’t remember, but I know it seemed quite daunting a task. I came across this tutorial, by Kristina Werner, & Bob’s yur uncle. It was quite straight forward.
Here’s my Star Book, all folded up. I used Rhinestones, which are kinda like brads? :) Sorry if that’s cheating, for the element challenge twist, but I didn’t have enough Rhinestone Brads, so I switched just to plain Rhinestones.
And here it is, ready to add pics & journaling. I doesn’t look like Kristina’s so I must have messed up somewhere, but it looks like a star to me First go, next time, I’ll try do to it without helpers. I know I keep saying that, & it never happens.
The biggest pet peeve for me, was that I didn’t have double sided PP that I liked (sorry somewhere my DH is laughing hysterically). So I glued a bunch of this cheapy single sided paper from a Michaels Bargain Bin together. So that was like 16 pieces of individual papers glued to gether to make 8 double sided papers.
Then onto the plethora amount of Super Sticky Red Sided tape that was needed to glue along the edges …
and ya keep tapin’ along, just follow Kristina’s directions
Don’t forget to mitre the edges of the front & back cover …
So that it has a (relatively) clean look …
And that’s all.
Used: Michaels PP (Paperbilities Autumn Leaves Kaleidoscope Printed Paper), Cereal board, Instructions from Kristina, Orange Offray 5/8″ Ribbon, Super Sticky Tape (like have 2 rolls of it ready), Momenta Puffy Alpha Stickers, Rhinestones, Glossy Accents Glue, Riddinghood Red CS, White CS.