Welcome to the June PALS HOP! This month, we're featuring one last look at some of the stamps and accessories that are retiring July 1 when the new Idea Book & Catalog (IB&C) debuts. Enjoy the HOP and take one last look at some of the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with.
You've likely hopped over from Stephanie Uzee http://stampinwithsuzee.blogspot.com, I'm stop number 12 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for paper crafted creations from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the PALS HOP LINE-UP below and you'll be back on track!
Today I am showing you the rest of the Teacher gifts that my daughter Mackie and I made for her female teachers.
They are mini composition books that have been altered to look like a purse. We used the Greenhouse Gala DSP that is sadly retiring. I have made many beautiful projects out of this paper and will miss it.
This is what we started with. I took a mini book and measured one inch from each corner and made a mark. The corners are rounded so just get as close as you can. Cut the cover diagonally matching up your marks. After your cover is cut, use that as a guide to cut the rest of the notebook paper, cutting about 5-6 pages at a time.
Decorate the front and back using a rectangle piece of paper (I left a little of the binding showing at the bottom for added effect), then after glued, snip off the corners. I glued the ribbon on for handles and glued another strip of paper on to cover the raw edges. Do this for both sides. I left my strip long to line up my paper on the other side. Snip of extra when finished with both sides.
Now you can embellish as much as you want, since we did a bunch of these, we left them somewhat simple. The flowers were made with the scallop punch flower technique which is made by crimping the scallop circle punch a ton, crumpling and separating the layers. Stack them up and secure with a brad and crumple to shape. Then layer on a scallop circle base.
Here is the finished purse in a cello bag and tied with a ribbon. A small 3x3 thank you card was also included in the package.
I wanted to make an additional big card for the extra purse that we had left, I used some more fabulous Greenhouse Gala DSP. The flower was made by making three different flowers and putting them together. You make the flowers by punching 5 scallop circles, then spraying them with water and crumpling them up. You then flatten them out and stack them up and secure with a center brad. Scrunch up again and shape to whatever shape you would like. Set aside to dry.
Many thanks to Becky at inkingidaho.blogspot.com for the inspiration for the purses! I hope you enjoyed today's project, please email me if you have any questions. I love to hear your thoughts on this post, so comments are always appreciated! Thanks for stopping by.
Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Barb Furlong http://www.theloveofstamping.com stop number 13 on the June PALS HOP! Thanks for "hopping" by!
1. Linda Fisher, http://www.lindas-stampinloft.blogspot.com/
2. Nicole Watt, www.impressionsbynicole.com
3. Joanna Munster, www.inspiredbystampin.com
4. Mary Fish, www.stampinpretty.com
5. Rae Harper, http://wildweststampin.com
6. Mike Funke, www.stampin-style.com
7. Nina Dee, www.deesignsbyninadee.blogspot.com
8. Barbara Chatzkel, www.takeoutpaperarts.com
9. Ann Schach, www.stampinchic.com
10. Joan Norris, http://stampinup.net/esuite/home/clearlycreative/blog
11. Staphanie Uzee, http://stampinwithsuzee.blogspot.com
12. Sandra Conner, http://prettyprovisions.blogspot.com (YOU ARE HERE)
13. Barb Furlong, www.theloveofstamping.com
14. Linda Callahan, http://stampinseasons.blogspot.com