Friday, October 12, 2007
Elaine has another birthday . . .
This is the cover --the front and back covers are cut just a tad bigger than the inside pages and punched and scored for the fold on side. I made the original book pages at Pampered Stampers on one of their free use of tools day. The cover has a rectangular insert that I used the masking tape/Kaliedoscope clear glitter method on. I added a bouquet of flowers I ahd bought to make earlier cards. I had some leftover lettering so decided to personalize it with her name on front.
I used some scrapbooking paper for the backing on this page and a neat friend quote. I placed the cutouts catywampus and added a button to the flower one. The corners of the quote paper were cut with a corner tool also and then framed in blue to contrast with the background design colors.
I wanted to show I use photos in my cards too so used the tulips cut in a disk shape maker, added a ribbon across the page to break up the background and below that I placed to the left a light green paper with a punch of those teensy squares on the top. I added a birthday greeting.
I save all kinds of things to sue in my greeting cards. The musical notes were from a lined envelope and the gold strip of paper was from the flap of an envelope. I added a reversible ribbon, a flower cutout topped by a button and the stamped message framed in a contrasting color. The message is held on with a mini flower brad.
I built this page from the quote that I stamped also at Pampered Stampers. I used my small square punch and made a quilt held together with stips of lilac paper. I added the black ribbon to tie together the words.
Of course, the birthday card book is for a celebration fo Elaine's 80th birthday so I stamped my birthday greeting and added some large flower brads to the center in a catywampus style. The white background is framed in a contrasting color.
The final page is another birthday greeting. I used soem different cutouts and stamped two leaves which i added fall colors to with colored pencils. The two leaves are raised with big dots.