Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I decided to enter a scrapbooks etc. challenge using stiching. My first idea actually jammed up my embroidery machine so I went to plan B. I really like plan B. I cut the stars from old jeans and stiched around the inside using a thin crochet yarn. Never stiching before this took a while. The first needle was too big and frayed the stars. So I started over and cut bigger stars. Bigger stars didn't show the thread. Not having any embroidery floss I broke into my crochet basket and pulled out a crochet lace yarn. Expensive but it worked. The All American boy stickers and A chipboard is CTMH as is the ink pad to color the A. The star paper is left over from the 4th page. The pictures are all Robby.
A little OT but thought I'd add it here. I've been wanting to do some video tutorials on the blog but realized that my hands really need a manicure before I put them out for everyone to see. Too much hot glue and gardening. So I'm off to get a spa manicure and a pair of gardening gloves. So, be on the lookout for video coming soon!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Place cover boards on paper then place the binder board. Glue or tape down as shown in picture. Then score the fold lines along the top, bottom and both sides. Adhere the top and bottom first then the sides. The outside is done.
If you want to add ribbon to tie the book closed do so now on the inside cover boards. Then add your inside liner.
Run your finger along the joints and press the liner into the adhesive. Be sure to get a good fit around the binder board. If using glue let it set up.
Score around the joints and fold book closed.