Friday, March 27, 2015

#cc3c #24

First things First:
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Now look here to see some of the inspiration:

Here's the cute little tags I made.  This was soooo much easier than I thought.  I didn't have the tool, but it worked out fine.  I can't wait to try it with the tool.

Here's the meander book that I made to hold them.

Follow the direction on the "Share the Love" link above.  I did the stencil technique from Tim's March tag.  Really awesome easy.  I used Ranger super find detail embossing powder.  Worked great!.  Check out the feathers.  Shrink plastic, alcohol ink, Tim Holtz feather duo die.  Too cute.  I left empty space until I get the mini roses die that comes with the twisty tool. 

Here's my cheat sheet for the image orientation on the meander book.

I actually cut the rows all the way through and taped them back together with tissue tape so that they would all be right side up.  Very happy with that solution.  If you use the paper with the little squares from the Tim Holz Wall flower stash you end up with a "collage" page facing a "background" page.  Nice.  I taped each pocket so that it opened from the top.  As you can see from the photo above, I cut a cover from another page.  You need about 1/4" spine.  It holds the book together nicely when you adhere it to the book's covers.  I didn't do the cover page flip from the video.

And just now, my 15 (soon to be 16) year old daughter just came home from a party, took it and has it on her desk "to admire it".  I'm sure I don't have to tell you - it doesn't get any better than that!

Friday, March 13, 2015

#CC3C no. 23

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We've been thinking about this one for a while.  We always had a little tote with the essentials to take to church.  "The Church Bag" was always a great little grab and go.  After Tim Holtz came out with his wonderful folio's I started thinking about how lovely a Church Folio would be.  So, with much thanks to my DH The Kraftman I am really happy to present the following.

I love this paper stash from TH and Annette you can see that I swiped your cover layout.  I just loved it too much not to.  Hope you're ok with 

We took off the cover cords and used magnets to make the closure.  We are still pondering embellishments.  We want to keep them simple and flat to make it more transportable.

Here's the inside.  We added Tim's Elastic band to the inside front cover to hold the envelope and Elastic Loops to the flaps  to hold the other contents.

I had just the right sized craft envelope in my stash and it looks beautiful covered with Tim's paper.  It holds our weekly offering envelopes

Here's the inside.  The feathers from Tim Holtz die are really fun to make and look sweet with this paper

Here's the check book side, showing the pen clip.  This is a Midori pen clip.  When I bought it, I didn't realize that they come in 2 sizes.  I wanted the large size for my Midori, but I really like this small size for the Church Folio.

I made the check book cover from Tissue Wrap using the paper cloth technique.   Basically Tissue wrap decoupaged to an old sheet.  It makes a really nice product, reminicent of oil cloth. 

Here's the back.  We made 2 gusseted pockets to hold the other necessities.  They close with magnets too.

Tissues, of course

Post Its and another cute pocket

See, the other cute pocket

This one holds my rosary.

I've been to church with this a couple of times, even while it was a work in progress.  I've been really happy with how very handy and practical it is.  And of course it's very pretty covered in Tim's paper.  As I said, embelishments are still being considered.  I have some Tim Holtz swivel clasps on order - I think some additonal charms will be nice.

Thanks very much for looking and letting me share

Thanks #CC3C team for such a nice challenge!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

#12tagsof2015 March

LOVE these techniques.  This went together really easily for me.  My lent inspired tag.  If you are so inclined youtube "oceans, where feet may fail". 
Check out 12 tags of 2015 at