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Designer: Stacey Kingman
** AS SEEN IN THE MAY 2008 DESIGNER CHALLENGE ARTICLE **
Fiskars Brands: 12-9902 7097 Desktop Rotary Trimmer
Fiskars Brands: 93538097 Deckle Rotary Blade
Fiskars Brands: 12-29587097 Compact Stamp Press
Fiskars Brands: 01-000068 Stamp Block Set
Fiskars Brands: 01-002302 Clear Stamps Noteworthy
Fiskars Brands: 01-002260 Designer Stamps Heidi Grace Everyday Alpha Upper Décor
Fiskars Brands: 01-002574 Designer Stamps Li’l Davis Noted
Fiskars Brands: 01-002584 Designer Stamps Li’l Davis Calendar
Fiskars Brands: 12-73277097 Squeeze Punch XL You Bracket You Bought It
Fiskars Brands: 12-73187097 Squeeze Punch XL Ooopsie Daisy
Fiskars Brands: 23517097 Hand Punch 1/8” Circle
Fiskars Brands: 12-73307097 Corner Punch Round the Bend
Fiskars Brands: 12-88817097 Tool Taxi
Fiskars Brands: 12-33897097 Tape Runner
Fiskars Brands: 94817797 No. 5 Micro-Tip® Scissors
Fiskars Brands: 12-63057097 Fingertip Craft Knife
Fiskars Brands: 12-88717097 Easy Squeeze Glue Gun
Fiskars Brands: 12-25967097 Adhesive Foam Dots
Heidi Grace Designs : Only Time Patterned Papers
Heidi Grace Designs : Only Time Rub-ons
Heidi Grace Designs : A Little Bird’s Tale Rub-ons
Heidi Grace Designs : Only Time Punchboard Box Shapes
Heidi Grace Designs : Only Time Ribbon
Cloud 9 Design : Flower Kit
Cloud 9 Design : Eyelet Rain Dots
Other: ivory thread, baker’s twine, vintage dictionary, black ink, distress ink
1. Lightly sand the front and back covers. The sanding will set the tone for this project...this journal is distressed, a little shabby, and quite imperfect. Most pieces are sanded a little and inked lightly.
2. Create a four-paned window on the front by marking four 2 ¼” X 1 ¾” rectangles. Use the Fingertip Craft Knife to cut these. Cut one side off of the Heidi Grace Punchboard Box Set and staple to the inside cover. Punch two holes in the upper left-hand window to hang a stamped punchboard tag.
3. Embellish each window individually: The first hole has a tag hanging through holes in it with vellum flowers behind it. The second window has a bit of vintage dictionary page and some more vellum flowers. The third window has a piece of patterned paper in it with the “remember when...” stamp repeated several times. On this window, I placed a heart in brackets on the outside to add a little texture and dimension. The fourth window has a picture of my kids on a porch swing. There is another vellum flower showing between these windows. Place three Cloud 9 eyelet Rain Dots in the center as shown. Cut a punchboard frame and use as corners for the window.
4. Surround the window on the inside with Adhesive Foam and adhere the embellished first page to it. I placed a 7” X 9 ½” piece of chipboard behind this for extra support.
5. Create a vellum flower with the Cloud 9 kit. I added in some Oopsie Daisy punched flowers from the dictionary and a punchboard clock for the flower center.
6. Cut two strips of patterned paper and adhere to the bottom portion of the book. Let these wrap around to the back.
7. Stamp the word “evidence” onto the orange check patterned paper and cut them out. Adhere to the top strip.
8. Stamp the strip of month abbreviations between the two strips. Stamp the same image on the craft stick from the rub-ons and adhere on top of the first stamped image as shown. Circle the months of June, July and August.
9. Adhere the rub-on letters for “Summer 2008” on a journaling sticker. Cut apart and adhere to the arrow sticker. Attach to the book.
10. Cut two pieces of ribbon, staple to the lower back portion of the book to act as bookmarks that come up from under the pages.
11. Using the deckle blade on the rotary trimmer, trim the long side of each page. They should be randomly sized so that none are the same width.
12. Divide the inside pages into three sections, one for June, one for July, one for August. Make cute tags with rub-ons and dictionary paper to go at the top of the first page of each month.
13. After the last page of each month, create a pocket page. Cut a 6 ½” X 9” piece of patterned paper and a triangle that will fit at the top as shown. Machine stitch the triangle down first and then the rectangle. This makes a pocket for receipts, ticket stubs, etc. Embellish with stamps, punchboard, and flowers.