Tuesday, August 23, 2016

How to Use Inspirational Quotes in a DIY Envelope Book


This week we're taking a look back at one of my favorite DIY projects - Envelope Books.  I originally posted this back in January 2015 and it was a fan favorite.  I hope you enjoy it today as much as it was enjoyed then!


Do you remember the envelope book I made for my parents for Christmas?  It was featured on StencilGirl Talk.  Here's another one, using a different color palette and featuring some different stencils.  I started out using the Hearts, Flowers and More stencil with gesso on the inside of the book, and some of Pam Carriker's paints on the outside.

Watch this video to see how I used the gesso as a resist, and also how I assembled the book.  You can also watch "Creating Resists with Gesso and Paint" on Youtube.


Here are peeks at the inside pages and links to some of the other stencils and stamps I used.  This is a great way to use up old envelopes and reduce your stash!

Each of the envelopes has it's own tag, that peeks out of the pocket.  


This is the terrific pattern from Maria McGuire's Doodle-It Inchie Stencil, with one of Tim Holtz's chit chat words.  These are great stickers to have on hand, as there's a word for every sentiment and occasion!

Here's more of the "Doodle it Inchie" pattern.  Plus, I used Mary Nasser's Compass Stencil, and Pam Carriker's Borders stencil on these page.   



I love this Mary Oliver quote on a Technique Junkies' stamp.  I always stamp on tissue paper first, and then adhere to my tag or background.  I get a much better impression that way...



This awesome hand stencil is by Lizzie Mayne:


and I love this stamp from Tim Holtz.



The cover of the book features one of the hands from the Namaste stencil.

I hope this post tickled your creativity bone.


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

How to Make a Memory Keeper Using Books



I love these memory keepers! This week we're taking a look back on a unique way to showcase memorable moments with your own personal flare and up-cycle old books at the same time.

You can watch the video tutorial here.




What are some of your favorite moments you could showcase in an Altered Book Memory Keeper?

Leave your comments below.  I'd love to hear your ideas!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Facing Faces Online Class Sale!


Faces demystified!  Faces in different styles! Class includes seven videos, a PDF download with links to lots of resources, a Facebook group to get feedback.  WOW!  Tons of value for only $34.99!



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