As I sat at work today, I had to think of what I could do that would be easy enough to get done in a quick hurry... Today's tip and idea...are all based on what I discovered as I was creating!
- As you find a mold you really like, and you know you will use it a lot...make sure you take the time to mold a few extra pieces (or more)! This way, you can simply grab the pieces you need and design, without having to worry about drying time for the pieces.
- Don't be afraid to experiment with your pieces and ways you can color them! Ink some pieces, paint others with acrylic paint, and leave other pieces plain!
With my idea today, I love how it didn't take too long to complete, supplies were what I had at home, and it is a one of a kind gift for a friend at work! Here are the inside pages for the whole project - in case you are ready to make your own!
6 x 12 sheet of cardstock, folded in half
2 sheets 8.5 x 11, trimmed to 5.5", folded in half
Cardstock for inside pages
Die cut shapes - flower, either leaf or vine
Flower mold, Stampin' Up
Ink pads, Stampin' Up - Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ribbon, floss, and twine
Step one: Take 6 x 12 sheet of cardstock (already folded), place 2 5.5 x 11 sheets of cardstock already folded inside. Placing a ruler on the folded side, punch a hole at 2" and 4" to put the ribbon, floss and twine through.
Step two: Start to add photo matt's to the inside pages (10 total) measuring 4.5 x 5 for each one. Add them to the inside pages.
Step three: Add the leaf vines and flowers to the front cover. For the Creative Paperclay flowers, ink them with the ink pads using a sponge. For a lighter look, make sure you paint with white paint first.
Step three: Start to add the inside stickers and embellishments to each page.
This particular idea will only work in a pinch - IF you have Creative Paperclay embellishments already molded and dried beforehand! Take a look at different places for mold's - and look for non-traditional molds, such as small lids to make your own embellishments with! This is such a fun thing to work with - simply add your scrapbook embellishments, stamps, imagination - and you are all set!
Until next time,
Creative Paperclay Design Team
and Memories in Tyme