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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Mini Accordion Book

Hello. It's been awhile since I posted. I hope you are all well and finding something to enjoy during these trying times.

I found a lovely lady on Facebook who does a lot of lives and has a style that I love but never manage to do well myself. So I followed one of her lives from this week and made a fun mini accordion book. It took me about 2 1/2 hours because I decided to make front and back pages and I had to create the cover because I don't have the Eileen Hull Needle book die she used. Here is a link to the YouTube video she posted afterwards. Tracy Evans Mini Book

Here are the pictures of my finished book. I don't have any of her stamps but I do have a ton of Unity Stamp Co stamps that worked great. I will try to list the kits I used below but there were so many, I may miss some. The finished book is 2 1/4" x 3 5/8" closed. I used Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick and Hickory Smoke for the background. I stamped everything in Versafine Claire Morning Mist with bits stamped with the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide. The white is paint dabbed on with lids and a stylus.

Closed book. The elastic cord came from the Dollar Tree

The front side has 9 pages. The following pages are on the back side and there are only 8.

Unity Stamp Co. kits used:

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Friends of Unity April Blog Hop-Sketch

Hello my friends. It's been a crazy month hasn't it.  Friends of Unity are hopping again and this month we have a sketch for inspiration. I have to admit that I admire people who look at a sketch and give it a creative twist. That is not me, so my card follows the sketch pretty closely.

Here's my card. 

Stamp the telephone and sentiment from Old Ways from Unity Stamp Co. Use a light gray colored pencil to shade the phone if you desire. Fussy cut the phone and mat the sentiment with black. 

To create the background, start with an A2 size white cardstock. Rip some washi or purple tape and tape off the bottom and the right side. Use some copy paper or masking paper to rip a shape similar to the photo above and tape it down. Ink a text stamp with black and stamp the open area. Do not move the paper or the stamp.

Shift the copy paper slightly to the left and stamp again without re-inking the stamp. You want the lighter, second generation stamp for this edge to "fade" the script out. Remove everything from the Misti and trim down the long sides about 1/4 inch. This card needed a little bit of each side. Mat this on black card stock and attach to a card base. Put foam tape on the back of the phone and sentiment and place on card. This is a quick and easy card but I think the black and white look is striking.

Be sure to follow along with the rest of the hop. There are some prizes to be given away, so be sure to check back next month.

Alaine-you are here