Monday, May 05, 2008

Once Upon a Time...

Today's project by Emma is one that will blow you away. She was inspired by the Tim Holtz hinges. She said it reminded her of the hinges that decorated very old books.

Bazzill cardstock- Bling (Sugar Cookie), Raven black.
Patterned Papers- Teresa Collins- Damask notepad, Bella Girl Heart with wings, XOXO, Journal-it tags. Fancy Pants- Sweet Spring, Lily. DCWV Pink Stripes
Basic Grey rubons- Euro Edge (black)
Tim Holtz grungeboard Hinges
Corrugated cardboard
Acrylic paint
Clock face
Dymo Labeler
Foam pads
Card scraps
Sewing machine

-Cut the Bazzill bling cardstock to 8.5”x11”. Ink the edges with brown ink. Draw a vertical line 1” from the left of the layout.
-Cut a 1”strip of cardboard box and cover with pink DCWV paper. Sew two lines along the right edge and apply to the left edge lining up with the pencil line. Add grungeboard Hinges with brads. I painted the hinges with black paint then dry brushed silver paint.
-Draw a rectangle in the centre 8cm from the top and bottom and 6 cm from the left and right. Cut the top, right and bottom lines and score the left edge to form a flap.
-Cut a rectangle of black card 12.5 cm x 15.5 cm. On top of this mount a pink rectangle of card slightly smaller. Apply a rectangle of the reverse of the Heart with wings paper and a torn strip of the front design of the same paper.
-Add this to the ‘flap’ aligning the left edges together. Finish with a decorated tag, matted photo, strip of XOXO crowns design, clock face and flowers from the Fancy Pants paper (I used foam pads to add dimension). Also add the swirl from the Basic Grey rub-ons which has been applied to acetate and painted with acrylic paint on the reverse to pick out the swirls.
-The title was also added using a matted letter ‘o’ from the XOXO paper, font – black jack, and dymo letters.
-At this point, add 8.5”x11” black Bazzill to the reverse of the layout to ‘hide’ the hole. I also added a 2.5” rectangle of the pink DCWV paper and folded back the corner and fixed with a stapler.

-Add a rectangle of patterned paper. Fold an envelope in half and decorate with a ribbon bow. Mat onto black cardstock and add to flap. Add Tags from the Journal-it paper.

-Add a Journal it tag to the right top side so it overlaps the flap when closed.
-Add a rectangle of the lined Hearts with wings paper the left of this.
-Add a torn and inked section of the Damask notepad paper the bottom so this overlaps the flap when closed.
-Add strips of patterned paper and ribbon to decorate and flowers from the Fancy Pants paper. -Finished with a matted photo and Dymo mini-title. Carefully dry brush pink acrylic paint around the edge.

-Start with a piece of 12x12 black Bazzill.
-Cut a 9.5" x 11” piece and score a line one inch from the left vertical edge to form a flap.
-Add strong double sided tape the reverse of the flap and add this to the reverse of your first layout to form another page. -Add a torn strip of the Damask paper to the right of the layout.
-Add another torn rectangle of Hearts with wings paper to the centre of the layout. On top of this add a matted rectangle of the crowns design and another torn strip of the Hearts with wings paper.
-On top of this add a matted heart cut from the Damask paper and your photo.
-Add a rectangle of the reverse of the Hearts with wings to the right of this, folding back the corners and securing with brads.
-Dry brush cream acrylic paint around the edge.
-Decorate with Fancy Pants flowers, hearts cut from the Hearts with wings design, ribbons and tags and a Basic Grey swirl (again, rubbed onto acetate and the swirls painted on the reverse).
-Add final title and you have finished.


Mireille said...

this is soo friggin awesome.. it's taking my breath away!!!
GGGGG girl!

Giselle said...


socialbutterfly said...

this is simply STUNNING, emma!!!

Starlight said...

This is Brilliant Emma!

Raquites said...

WOW! I'm speechless!

Pam said...

Oh What a FANTASTIC project!!

Miranda said...

Ohhh how freaking cute is this???? I really love it!!