Welcome to our first hop with the new Spellbinders Design Team of 2012. I hope that by now, if you have been hopping with us, you are brimming with lots of creative ideas on how to use our fabulous New Spellbinders™ dies. I have a fun project to share with you today for all the Senior Grads in your life --so grab a cup of tea and sit a bit while I teach you how to make this book with our New Tags and Labels Die from Becky Fleck and the Creative Book Pages Dies from Donna Salazar.
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts:
*Bazzill Basics Cardstock- Black textured / white / Royal Blue
*Kaisercraft- After Five Collection
*Creative Impressions- Brads
*Creative Impressions- Ribbons
*Creative Impressions- Bits Of Bling
*Canvas Corp- Black Cording
*3L Adhesive EZ Runner and 3D Foam Squares
The Paper Company- Graduation
Reminisce- Graduation Stickers
Sticko- Letters/ black
Industrial Chic Rhinestone Charm
Recollections- Graduations stickers
Stampendous- Congratulations stickers
To begin making the book you are going to cut 8 pieces of black cardstock 7 ½” x 6 ¾”
Cut 2 more pieces out of the black textured cardstock with the scalloped book pages (set 1) and emboss them. Cut 4 pieces of 1” x 6 ½” for the front and back inside and outside edges to bind. Set these aside. Cut and emboss the silver diamond paper with the creative book pages and glue onto the front piece of the scalloped black book page. Cut a square of 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” of the school color you would like to use. Cut the year print 5x5 and glue this on top of the colored cardstock. I added foam tape between the colored and black layers to make it stand out more at this point. You can mat your photo in white and glue this down on top of the other pieces. Cut out 3 tiny ticket tags, 2 flowers and a tab out of white cardstock and emboss them. If you have stickers that work great you can put them on the tags or you can print it on your computer and lay the dies over the top and cut and emboss them so that you can use words that would personally fit your project. Set this front finished piece aside with the black pages.
To create the pocket inside pages you will cut 12 pieces of white cardstock 6x6. Cut 12 pieces of Graduation themed papers 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” square and center them and glue them down onto the white pieces. To make the pockets you are going to cut 12 pieces of printed cardstock 3” x 5 ¾” You are going to cut these at a slant making sure that you have 2 pieces that criss-cross together making enough for 6 pages. Glue these down with ¼” Scor tape around the outside bottom edges to create a pocket to put the tags, photos and memorabilia in… See photograph below.
At this point you should have 12 - 6x6 pages, 6 with pockets and 6 for pictures and the front and back pieces. So lets put this book together. Get the 8 pieces of black cardstock and the 1” strips you cut in the beginning and stack them on top of each other. On the front page lay the matted piece with the photo on the right and the 1” strip on the left next to it and glue down. (the strips are there to reinforce the edges) Do the same for the pieces on the back of the book. For the inside pages you are going to center the pocket pages to the outside edges on the right and left of the pages and glue them down. There should be about a 3/8” around the outside edges. The pockets pages should be glued down on the right side. (Start gluing from page 1 and go back so that the 2 pages facing each other will match.)
Now we are ready to create the journaling tags for the pockets. For these you are going to cut 6-8 white rectangles 3 ½”x 5 ½”. Cut black mats for them out of cardstock 3 ¾”x 5 ¾”. Glue together. Cut 6-8 pieces of black cardstock 3 ½” x 1 ½” and glue ½” down from the top on the white cardstock. Next you are going to cut 6-8 strips of the year themed paper 1”x 3 ½” and glue that on top of the black. To make the adorable tags you will cut and emboss 2 of each tag and add the lettering either by rubons or adhesive letters. You can add foam dots on the back of each and adhere them onto the tags. Add rhinestones to each tag. You can click on the pictures to see more detail in the photos.
Now we are ready to assemble the book. Figure out where you want to holes to be on the left edges and make yourself a template. I did 3 holes and marked each of my pages first with a white pencil and then punched them so that I could add the silver eyelets. (These will help reinforce the pages when they get turned.) When you are done adding the eyelets you can string the book together with the black cording. Make sure that it is not too tight so that you can turn the pages easily. Add bits of ribbon and cut tiny little tags in white and emboss them and tie them on with ribbons. You can add the name of the student, school name, year or just words onto the tags to decorate..
To finish your book you can mat photos or announcements or whatever you have collected from the year to put on the pages and in the pockets to make a priceless book for them to remember that very last year of high school or college. I added stickers and extra embellishments on the pages too so have fun with it and please email me if you have any questions.
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