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Comforting Thoughts composite

Last Saturday, Audrie, over at SplitcoastStampers, urged us to do something different for the Inspiration Challenge: make your own mini book. This challenge was perfect for me, as I was trying to think of a project which would put together comforting thoughts from the Scriptures, something that I needed since I am going through a pretty rough “storm” right now.

It’s not going to be something that can be easily done in an hour or two, well, not even a day! It was a project that would need the services of my trusty ol’ Scor-Pal and the use of my favorite spring colors  (that’s why I’m linking this project to Scor-Pal’s Favorite Color Combination Challenge). I would need to make plenty of flowers – which are all over our backyard right now and answers Robin’s question for Friday’s Free for All Challenge. It would also need a humongous amount of paper piercing…but, it was going to be fun and oh, so worth it!

I started making the pages first: I cut white Georgia Pacific cardstock into 8″ x 3.5″ strips, scored the middle and folded them to make 4″ x 3.5″ pages.  If you think that the design and layout look familiar, it’s because it is exactly the same as my Special Day Tag Card. I used the same paper piercing pattern but I printed all the Bible verses on a different sheet (using BrodyD font), then punched into 2-inch circles. The circles were then glued onto the paper-pierced frames. There are 12 pages in all – and to attach them all together, I made “hinges” by scoring a 12″ x 3.5″ strip at every half-inch mark. Check out this picture from Pinterest that inspired me how to do it. For the book covers, I used Bazzill Basics papers to cover two chipboards that were cut 4 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ (a quarter inch larger than the pages, in both length and width).

Other notes: I plan to make other mini books like this since it was fun, but I will not use white glue or transparent glue gel to stick the circles in – it made the card stock warp! I will either use the ATG or rubber cement.

Here are pictures of the entire book – and I hope, that you, the reader, will be comforted if you need it, too!

Comforting Thoughts Cover

Comforting Thoughts 1

 

Comforting Thoughts 2-3

Comforting Thoughts 4-5

Comforting Thoughts 6-7

Comforting Thoughts 8-9

Comforting Thoughts 10-11

Comforting Thoughts 12

Thank you for coming over to take a look!

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***Update: Jaydee chose this card to be A Cut Above! Yay – doing the happy dance! Thank you so much, Jaydee, it’s such an honor, and I’m so grateful!

Cut Above Paper Players

I am quite excited because this is a first for me: making and posting a card for The Paper Players challenge on Monday! Yeah!!! Sandy gave a Sketch Challenge this time, and something about it just made my creative gears go spinning and whirring, that in no time at all, I came up with a card that I’m happy with!

The card base was cut first from watercolor paper (Strathmore cold press 90 lb) to make a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card. I stamped some wild grass (from Mark’s Finest Papers) on the upper middle half with Ranger Distressed Inks (peeled paint) and sponged the white spaces in between the grass stems with the same ink to create the background for the embroidery floss flowers. The flowers were made from DMC floss #550 (plum), #732 (pink), and a variegated pink/yellow floss from my scraps. I used a 26-gauge green floral wire to tie the floss and serve as stems for these “wildflowers”. Half-pearls (Recollections) were put in the centers of plum-colored flowers. The middle panel was cut with a window and popped up with foam tape to create a shallow recessed area for the flowers (Bazzill Basics Lily Pond). The Bible verse was printed in Bernhardt Fashion BT font on the same watercolor paper, then was anchored by two half-pearls on each side.

My only regret is that I couldn’t follow the sketch exactly, I had to move down the horizontal piece, because it wasn’t working when it was on the flowers. Sigh. Just can’t win them all, lol!

Thank you, Sandy, for an awesome sketch, and thanks, everyone for looking!

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