Monday, July 21, 2008

Jessica- Altered Agenda Book **KI MEMORIES**

At the Scrap-A-Ganza a few months ago, I had the privilege of meeting some outstanding teachers. One day, I found myself in a conversation with Vicki Boutin regarding mini albums. Within a couple of minutes, she taught me an easy way to decorate chipboard (and in this project, wood). I used the beautifully bright KI Memories "Bloom" as the base papers for my agenda.

Altered Agenda
by Jessica Summers

Agenda Book: Kaiser Crafts
Patterned Paper: KI Memories- Bloom "Bloom, Raincoat, Grasshopper, and Veranda."
Lace Cardstock: KI Memories- Pop Culture "Disco Ball"
Fabric Paper: KI Memories Love, Elsie- Claire "Girl Time"
Cardstock: Bazzill Bling
Stickers: KI Memories- Bloom "Softies," Love, Elsie "Trinkets." and Index Tabs. Creative Imaginations- Love Struck, American Crafts,
Rubons: KI Memories Love, Elsie. Hambly Screenprints.
Felt: Fancy Pants
Stamps: Luxe Designs
Journaling Sheets: Prima Marketing
Overlays: Hambly Screenprints
Paint: Making Memories Acrylic Paint in Black and Clear Effects Glitter.
Miscellaneous: Tissue paper, modge podge, sand paper, Dymo labeler, fabric pocket, embroidery thread, photo corners, calendar printouts, 5 binder rings.

First, take 4 brightly colored pieces of tissue paper and wad it into a ball. Then take your modge podge and add a generous layer to your wooden pages. Lay your tissue down, but do not make it perfectly flat. Overlapping some areas will give it more dimension. Add another top coat, making sure any overlapping pieces have modge podge under the folds, so it lays flat. Let dry completely. Once dry, you can use a piece of sand paper to finish off the edges.

While you wait for your wooden pieces to dry, cut your papers. These are the measurements:
  1. Front page: 12 cm x 18 cm (1)
  2. Pages for addresses: 11.5 cm x 5.75 cm (3 colors of CS), overlay cut to 10 cm x 18 cm
  3. Page 2: 15.5 cm x 18 cm (1)
  4. Page 3: 19 cm x 18 cm (1)
  5. Calendar Pages (cardstock): 15.5 cm x 18 cm (12)
  6. Calendar Pages (printout): 12.5 cm x 14.5 cm (12)
  7. Last Page: 22.5 cm x 18 cm (1)
  8. Hambly Overlay pieces under the titles: 5 cm x 18 cm (3)

The fabric pocket is reserved for business cards. The sheets for the addresses are made from bling cardstock, cut to flip independently from one another. Stamp each card with Luxe stamps. Use a piece of Hambly on the outer edge, rubons on the corners and use Thickers for your title (the same process will be done on all sections).

For this section I used alternating pieces of Prima journaling sheets that are designated a month of the year. Use a color coordinated piece of KI Memories paper to match your tissue paper.

I found an online .pdf for my calendar printouts. I made this section reusable simply by using black photocorners to hold the calendar down. At the end of the year, I can reprint my calendar and toss the old without wasting the Bazzill Bling. Each month is organized with a KI Memories index tab. I rearrange this section monthly too, placing the old month at the end so the current month is on top.

The pen holder is quick and easy to make. Cut a thin strip from the fabric paper. Fold it around your pen, allowing about a 1 cm overhang. Then use glue dots on both ends (inside the fold) to adhere it to your book.


socialbutterfly said...

what a great idea and this is a beautiful little cutie!!

Vel said...

This is so fabulous! I've got to start working with tissue paper, that's all there is to it. :)