08 August 2008

Clear Envelop Mini-Book

By now you must realize that a) I like a challenge and b) I really like Innovative Stamp Creations Blog Challenges. :)

Their latest challenge (ISCC10) is to create a mini-book. I think Betsy must have been visiting here because I really needed to do this. Well, actually I need two. Now I have been motivated to make this easy Clear Envie mini-book. I have really been wanting to make one of these since I saw it on someone's blog several months ago.

This mini-book will go (once I pick-up some glossy photo paper and print some photos) to my Dad. His health continues to deteriorate and he is on oxygen constantly. Here is a picture of him and Troy during our visit recently.

I decided to use the new (and easy) Bandanna Technique from my TJ newsletter. I love this technique, it is so easy and really quite relaxing. Perhaps a little time consuming but not bad really. The stamp set is Nature's Silhouette I.

I also was able to use my NEW Scallop Edge Punch!! (Along the right edge.) I placed an order my last day as a demonstrator and ordered this punch along with a few stamp sets that I've really been wanting. :D

Here is a glimpse of the inside made of clear envelops. I recently found this tutorial on Dawn's blog. Mine is slightly different in that my back cover is about an inch or or so longer and folds over the front to make that brown flap that the top cover slides behind. (Make sense?) I only put 4 envies inside since I figured I could put photos front and back.

Thanks Bestsy and crew for the push and motivation to get this done for my Dad!

Stamps: Natures Silhouette I (ISC); Ink: Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Pine Needles, Faded Jeans; Staz-On Black; Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Clear Envies, Nestabilites, Scallop Edge Punch (SU).