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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Little Book

What fun to be had at For Fun Challenges this week!  The challenge is to create a Little Book..... Thiss little sweetie measures only 2 x 3 inches!

Ingredients: Paper, Champagne Rhinestones - Kaisercraft; Paper Blossoms - Green Tara; Clear Sentiment Stickers - Paper Craft; brads; Apricot Lace; Pearlescent Chalk - Pebbles Inc.

Recipe:
2x10 inch piece of cardstock - for binding,
Five 2x3 inch piece of cardstock - for pages, double sided tape, Stamps/embellishments to decorate.

Score the 10 inch strip every 1 inch, then fold - decorate top piece. Tape/glue the binding together (in the mountain folds) so you have open slots to tape pages in. Decorate pages up until last inch so you can glue it in the slot. Simple!

I used a gorgeous Kaisercraft double-sided paper, from the Tea At Elsie's collection.  Love it.  I love the contrast of the paper patterns - a solid floral, and a gentle stripe.  The stripes were perfect for the sentiments, and the flower pattern made a great filler - or background for more embellishment, photos ....

I put brads on the front and back 'bindings' to resemble an old album, and a strip of lace to the front binding before adding the cover.  I assembled the book before I added the friendship sentiment stickers - that way I knew how much room I had to use on each page.  I used brown pearlescent chalk on the page edges too.  The front cover was finished by adding paper blossoms with rhinestones as centres, and a wee sticker on a card scrap.  A nice surprise for a friend.

Thanks for peeping, and don't forget to come and join the challenge!

hugs and blessings,
Pauline

6 cared to share!:

Annmaree said...

This is really pretty!!! Love what you did!

otomys said...

Such a lovely mini book, Pauline. What a brilliant idea to used the double-sided paper. Love the colours.
Amelia

Tracey said...

Hi Pauline, your book looks so pretty, I love the lace & flowers :)

Hugs
Tracey
xx

Lisa said...

Great little book, Pauline....it's a beauty!

Mary Ski said...

I love your little book! It is so precise and creative. I struggled with mine. You have a lot of talent.

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful book Pauline. Love the colors and all the details.
"Hugs" Carol