Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Steppin' It Up

This project will make your recipient think you spent a long time and worked really hard to create it - but, I'll never tell how easy it really is. Covering the pages takes the biggest chunk of time, then all that's left are the layouts.

This is my all time favorite Paper Packet ever offered by Close To My Heart. It works for both girls and boys, is all distressy and can go with most pictures - Fabulous!!

A few tips for creating this project -
  • Use double sided patterned paper - you won't have to make as many decisions as your paper will all coordinate.
  • Choose one color to mat with and stick to it - neutral colors like white, creme and black work best with most photos.
  • Don't over think the pages - each page has room for one large picture or 2 to 3 smaller ones, provide a spot for journaling and a title, then add some bling.
  • Ink the edges with a medium to light brown color (I use Desert Sand) it will give you the coverage you want without overpowering the pages. I like to use a sponge for this as it gives a very soft look.
Supplies needed:
10 - 12X12 sheets of patterned paper
2 - 12X12 sheets of neutral cardstock
All Sorts Mini Album
Sanding tools
Dye Ink
3 to 4 colors of coordinating ribbon

Click here to download the page sketches

Today's Shopping List:
Z1224 - All Sorts Mini Album
X7102B - Notebook Level 2 Paper Packet
D1296 - Chocolate Alphabet-Small Stamp Set
D1231 - Lovely Buckles Stamp Set
Z1124 - Heavenly Blue Ribbon Rounds
Z1138 - Blush Ribbon Rounds
Z1127 - Chocolate Ribbon Rounds
Z1034 - Black Ribbon Rounds
Z2118 - Desert Sand Exclusive Ink Pad
Z2105 - Black Exclusive Ink Pad
Z1294 - Sanding Kit
Z1091 - Finishing Files
Z1090 - Sponge
Z1155 - Clear Buttons
Z1096 - Neutral Embroidery Floss

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