Friday, September 19, 2008

Embellished Somethings!

Happy Friday!!

We have a new challenge posted over on STAMP SOMETHING and this one is super easy! All you need to do is create something, anything you want, that uses embellishments. You can use a lot of embellishments or just something little. We have a fabulous blog candy chance up for grabs for those that play along. Head over there now and take a look at the creatively embellished design team samples!

My project is a book, one a created using Stampin' Up!'s On Board Book Basics and a Simply Scrappin' Kit. I used die cuts, pearls, and ribbon to embellish this book after I covered the chipboard with designer papers. This is a very simple project that only uses a few supplies and takes a little bit of time. My book is actually going to be used as a guestbook at a small family wedding.

To start, you need to cover your chipboard pieces with craft glue then adhere your paper. Let that dry. Cut a 12 inch piece of designer paper a couple inches shorter than the length of your chipboard and score it every inch and then fan fold it. Adhere one of the 1 inch lengths to the front cover and another to the back cover. I used Sticky Strip for this.

Now cut 3 pieces of cardstock for the pages. These should be a tad shorter that the book covers so as not to stick out. You can make more pages by cutting another designer fan fold piece and adhering it to the first one. Adhere your cardstock pages to alternating folds on your inside designer paper. Add a piece of ribbon long enough to tie the book closed. Then embellish as desired. Clear as mud, right! Seriously, if anyone needs any more info, just email me. :)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you join us in embellishing something too! Have a great weekend. Happy Stamping! :)

14 comments:

Becky Carafa said...

Denise, this is wonderful! I love the pearls, but tend to hoard mine! This is perfect for a wedding!

Lauren said...

This is so pretty Denise. The pearl center are fabulous.

Melissa said...

Soooooo cute Denise! I have yet to try one of the On Board Books but they look super fun and I'm thinking they would make great Christmas gifts...what do you think?!

Have a great weekend,
M.

Lynn said...

This is just gorgeous Denise! I cannot believe this is made from chip board. This looks so elegant. Love that frame in the center and the pearls on the flowers... perfect for a wedding. Fun challenge too...I'm already thinking about what I'm going to make. :-) Have a good weekend!

Erin... said...

Fantastic Denise!!! So much prettier than anything from a store for sure!!!

Emily said...

This is gorgeous Denise! I love the flowers with the pearls in them. This is just stunning!

Vicki said...

This is just GORGEOUS!! What an awesome project!! Love the pearl centers on the flowers!! I love embellies...so I'll HAVE to play!! :)

Laura said...

Marvelous wedding guestbook, Denise! I love the contemporary wedding style that steps away from the traditional white on white. This is so fresh!

Scrapmumur said...

your card is just so gorgeous. Love all the details. Great work.
Hugs, Mumur

Diane said...

That is gorgeous! Great gift for any occasion I think! Pearls add so much to any card or project,and it sure looks great on this!

Cindy said...

Denise, you've just inspired me to get my Book Basics out of the closet and use them! Your pretty book makes it look so easy, I love it!

Catherine said...

Denise this is so gorgeous and love the PP that you used for this one

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and papers and the pearls look fab

rosalien said...

This is really beautifull.

Rosalien