Saturday, 20 March 2010

Happy Birthday Rebekah!

Happy birthday to Rebekah and happy Saturday to everyone else! I've a little envelope book for you to try, to store little photos, tags, journaling or memorabilia.

So here goes: you will need 10 x money envelopes (6.5cm x 10 cm), cardstock weight double sided papers , like Basic Grey, Bo Bunny etc. Ribbons, hole punch, inks and stamps to decorate.

Cut a strip off a sheet of the pattern paper measuring 7cm. Measuring from the left score and fold at 8cm, 9cm, 21cm and 25cm.

Ink all edges and corner round the right hand corners.

Decorate the envelopes with some stamps and ink the edges - I have used a text stamp , but any background stamp will work. Tuck in the flaps or trim off if you prefer. Put a strip of double sided tape down the middle of each envelope and layer them up, making sure they all have the flap at the top.

Turn the strip of paper so you have the rounded corners at the top and stick the envelope stack in the section that measures 10cm. So you should have a flap of paper above and below the stack.
Fill each envelope with a tag, a photo measuring 6.5cm x 9.5cm. Decorate to suit your papers and photos.

You can now decorate the cover to match your photos, paper etc.. You can also use a magnetic snap or velcro dots to hold the mini book closed.

I hope you all have a great weekend blog hopping! Thanks for hopping onto my blog and I hope it has given you some ideas.

If your looking for more inspiration pop back to Rebekah's blog ; I know there is plenty around this weekend. Thank you Rebekah for asking me to join in.


Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Wow how time goes so quickly!

It's been some time since I have posted anything on here but quite a bit has happened around here.

Scrapping wise the Caversham crop has been closed for the mean time as numbers were to low to care on, but on a positive note the crops in Earley have gone from strength to strength with classes being held every couple of months too. The classes are for new scrapbookers and for those who need a bit of inspiration and pushing out of their comfort zone! The next class will be in April and will include making some beautiful flowers.

This year looks as busy with plenty of crops in Reading,visiting crops in Stoke Poges and Bracknell / Crowthorne. Also plenty of All Day Crops - 11 hours of scrapping with lots of food and chocolate!

On a personal note this year will be hard as anyone knows who has lost someone close to them. We take each day as it comes and each challenge too.

I will be updating the blog with this years dates very soon along with a class for Rebekah's birthday blog. So keep checking back for some cyber birthday fun!