Sunday, 26 June 2011

STEP BY STEP LITTLE BOOKLET , LET'S GET SHABBY #25

'Let's Get Shabby's' next challenge is up
You can find it
Its about the number '2' since its our birthday month!!
And there's an inspiration pic along with some criteria..
Be sure to check it out!
Here's my DT sample


Hope you play along!!

I've made some envelopes and card out of Echo Park Solid Colour Paper.  The cool thing about this paper is that its thick, double-sided, inexpensive and has fabulous contrasting colour on each side!



 
 
 
 
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STEP BY STEP LITTLE BOOKLET
Also made this 'For the Record' little booklet with a tutorial including an easy stitch spine HERE
In this little booklet is some of the fabulous double-sided Echo Park Distressed Solid Paper. Its very thick quality card almost with a distressed/mottley look around the edges. I like this better than cardstock. Each side has a contrasting colour.
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Here's how this little booklet is put together..

STEP ONE
Cut out five pieces at 6inch x 7 3/4inches
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STEP TWO
fold in half… trim off the excess that happens when its folded
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STEP THREE
Mark three points on the fold about about an inch or so from either ends and one in the middle and pierce them
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STEP FOUR (Binding)
Thread some string or twine in a needle then from the side of the cover – put the needle into the middle hole leaving some of the thread (about 1 1/2ins) hanging out
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STEP FIVE
From the inside of the book, push the needle through one of the holes near the edge
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STEP SIX
Then on the cover side – insert the needle into the hole at the other end, finishing with it being threaded through (from the inside to outside) the middle hole again. Image

STEP SEVEN
Its good if you can keep the needle on the opposite side of the binding to the first bit of thread left hanging, then you can tie it off in a knot.
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STEP EIGHT
Thread three little buttons together
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STEP NINE
Tie to the ends of the string to dangle from the booklet
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Then dress up. Here I've used 'For the Record' Element Stickers and the black 'measuring tape' is from the paper Borders


Distressed Solid Paper
For the Record
Teal/Yellow
Green/Green
Red/Cream

Little Girl
Blush/Leaf

Springtime
Lemonade/Robins Egg

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So after we got home from our holiday...
It was straight into rehearsal here for our ballet comps...
here are some of the photos from our group which got the highest score!
These are just quick grab shots in rehearsal, so not really in focus at all. Paige is in this too.
 There were many solos and duos as well - it was a busy time.

And to top of this weekend was Hannah's Yr 11 Ball
Its not as formal as the Yr 12 one
Here is Hannah with friends Garian and Emma,
and heres a close-up of Hannah's hair....
there's nothing like a couple of Prima flowers to pretty things up!
The hairdresser thought they were lovely!
I'm looking forward to getting the professional pics taken at the ball!

So I'm off to tidy the house and look at some scrapping!!
Its a slow sort of Sunday here today!

xx

8 comments:

Shimano (aka Christine) said...

gorgeous Mandy - Hannah looks so lovely. xx

Jocelyn said...

Love the goodies Mandy!!!

Oh the girls looks so beautiful!!!

Enjoy your Sunday!!! Slow moving here toooo!!!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

merecido comeoração de 2 anos!
lindas fotos!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

LOVING those creations and loveeeeeeeee the photos...her hair looks BEAUTIFUL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

yyam said...

Awesome creations Mandy! Your girl looks beautiful! :)

Melissa said...

Ooh lala Miss Hannah, don't you look just glamourous and happy as!!!! Love your Prima clips Mandy..very snazzy.
Hope this week is a little slower for you all.xx Mel

Dear Pearl Vintage said...

oh Mandy Hannah looks absolutely beautiful x

Monica said...

wow, wow, wow!! Your work is stunning!!
I lovethe beautiful photos of your family too :0)