Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I have finally joined a kit club

I have been wanting to join a scrapbook kit club for a while now, and after searching for a few months I have found one that I absolutely love:
I ordered their June kit awhile back and I just loved it, I have made several layouts from that kit along with a journal (or two LOL, I love making journals). And this is a good way to keep my scrapbook supply spending under control, if I know that I'll be getting a monthly delivery of scrapbook goodies I'm less likely to shop.

Speaking of SC, here is a project I put together today (too hot here in Seattle to do much of anything else), I wanted a larger journal so I found some 5 x 8 index cards that I used for the pages. I'm so not a photographer so the picture is kind of crappy:

I used a page from an old 1907 French to English dictionary (thank you eBay!) for the middle of the page and papers from the Studio Calico June Kit for the top and bottom. And as you can see, I am loving my typewriter. I actually put an index card straight in the typewriter, typed the words then used my favorite butterfly punch from Martha Stewart Crafts and my 1.5" circle punch to punch out the words. Then I stitched with my sewing machine and attached the index card to a sheet of medium-weight chipboard. I also glued a plain 5x8 index card on the same large sheet of chipboard for the back, then cut both out with my heavy-duty rotary cutter - just a note here, never use a regular paper cutter to cut chipboard! Trust me, I unfortunately know from experience.

Then I rounded the corners of the chipboard pieces and a bunch of notecards with my corner chomper - I am in love with this tool by the way, hole punched the chipboard and a bunch of notecards and Viola! A finished project.

Have a creative day everyone!

1 comment:

  1. That looks so lovely Amy! Really pretty. Love the colours too!
    Also love your vintage typewriter. Would like one myself. :)