Wednesday, April 30, 2008

3 New Cards

Here are two mother's day cards and a birthday card I made last week. The "Greatest Mom" card is made from Creative Imaginations papers. The "Mom" card with the flower is made from Making Memories papers. The birthday card is made from Making Memories Specialty Paper and cardstock I had on hand.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Altered Binders

Two friends of mine recommended a book called "What do I know about my God", by Mardi Collier. The author of this book recommends that you create a notebook to record all of the things you learn about God as you study your Bible. Instead of using a plain binder, I decided to make an altered binder to go along with my Bible study. I had so much fun making my first binder (the pink and brown one), that I decided to make a second binder as well. Here's how I did it:

I took a 6 x 9" white D-ring binder and removed all of the plastic with an exacto knife. That left just 3 pieces of plain chipboard. I used Basic Grey Infuse paper (pink and brown) to cover and create the first binder. I used the Bohemian collection (blue and green) for the second binder. I coated the front and back chipboard pieces with a Mod Podge type of glue and laid that on my scrapbook paper. After letting the glue dry, I trimmed off the excess paper with my exacto-knife. I used a strong double-sided adhesive for the spine portion of the binder. I also made my own tabbed dividers.

These altered binders have many possible uses, and would make great gifts!