Sunday, 26 October 2008

Craft Your Resolution

Karen set us a challenge on 3C's to craft our resolution. It could be a resolution from last year or one we intend to set this year. I had a hard time racking my brain (and yes, it was in there somewhere LOL) and finally came up with this:

I have a habit of remembering a birthday or special occasion on the day or a day before/after which is no good if I want to post a card to arrive on time!! I keep telling myself every year, that this will be the year that EVERYONE gets their card on time, but nope, it doesn't happen. It will now though, I hope.

I took 2 pieces of 380gsm white card and cut each to fit over the envelopes with an overlap on the right side. I covered the fronts with PP from My Mind's Eye Bohemian and sewed a button (from Charmed) onto each. I covered the insides and inked the edges in brown. I layered and stuck 5 blooms, then stuck them on the front. I used Ellison's Alpha-In-A-Box die-cuts for the lettering which I cut using a spare envelope (to give the same texture), inked them also in brown, and stuck them using my Xyron 150 sticker maker. I wrapped and knotted fibres round the buttons so the album could be tied closed.

The envelopes are larger than C5 ones so that I can get a few cards inside each. All I'll need to do then is find envelopes for the cards before posting/giving to the recipients. I stamped the month several times on the fronts of the envelopes alternating each envelope with green and brown ink. I used my large journalling stamp to add the lines and wrote the details on in the contrasting ink. I punched a couple of holes in each and added eyelets for strength.

Once this was done, all I had to do was add a couple of book-rings and some extra fibres and ribbons and a small tassel.

Using envelopes and book-rings means I can add an envelope if I need more storage or change one if needed.

I'm hoping to enter more card challenges and decided that those could most possibly be some of the cards I fill this with.

Thanks for looking. Love and hugs as always


Anonymous said...

That is fabulous Sarah, what an excellent item to make. I like the new look of your blog too! xxx

Sian said...

Gorgeous creation Sarah, love the cover.

Wendy said...

Love it Sarah and such a great idea, Those papers are lush xx

Karen said...

Just gorgeous Sarah. I love it! xxxx

Donna said...

Beautiful work Sarah and a great idea, i'd be lost without my calender. Hope your having a lovely sunday. Donna x

Calv said...

This looks great Sarah, i so need one of these as i'm just as bad lol.

Love the button closure on it. :)

Juliet said...

Sarah, this is amazing - I absolutely love it! Just what I need too (oh no, another great idea for my 'to do' list!)
Juliet xx