Sunday, January 18, 2015

Idea and Tip from Lynda

Hello again!!!  Lynda Jeffs here, from Memories in Tyme and the Creative Paperclay Design Team!   I get to work today, and forgot one of the girls at work had a birthday today!  I simply told her I left her card at home, thinking throughout my day - as to what I could do for her that would be quick and easy, yet not look like it was "quick and easy"!! Part of the whole idea will be on my blog (link above) make sure you check there too for everything that was made for her!
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!  

  1. 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.  
  2. 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!    

Supply list:

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
Saying stickers
Creative Paperclay
Flower mold, Stampin' Up
Ink pads, Stampin' Up - Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ribbon, floss, and twine
Hole punch

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, 
Lynda Jeffs
Creative Paperclay Design Team 
and Memories in Tyme