Tuesday, October 30, 2012

“Lucky Me” Mini Book

Hello All! Wendy Morris here and my last CHA Summer Show 2012 project in full reveal for you that was on display in the Hampton Art booth with 7 Gypsies product. I really loved these batch of projects and so happy I could share them up with you! I hope you enjoyed them as well!



Hampton Art

Hampton Art Stamps: Studio G, 7 Gypsies, Art Warehouse

7 Gypsies

ATC Card Pack (Lucky Me)


Ink: Ranger - Archival Ink - Jet Black, Distress Ink - Fired Brick, Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk - Red Lipstick

Pearls & Bling: Kaisercraft

Cupid: Jolee’s Boutique

Wood Veneer Shapes: Studio Calico (butterflies)

Metal Clock & Clock Gears: Advantus - Tim Holtz

Binding Machine & Copper Binding Coil: Zutter Bind-It-All


Designer Notes:

My inspiration for this project comes from the 7 Gypsies ATC cards and a little bit of love on the brain (wink wink). I decided not to use the cards in the “normal” ATC card style but instead to work them into a small mini book. These were the perfect size for a quick project full of love and great for a quick gift.

When I start a mini, I always pre-assemble the order of my pages, inserts, etc., and go ahead to punch the holes with my binding machine. In this way, I have everything already sized up and what will work in what size for where I want it in the book. As I’m working into the details of my project, I just flip the pages over as I assemble them. Most of the time I’m adding in stamping, bulkier embellishing as I go, then, I can pre-plan mentally for these items as working on each page. Hope that makes sense :)

1. On the cover, I stamped the phrase “my heart takes flight” as an added pop to the pre-printed title on the card. I added the resin cupid as added “flair” and connecting the overall theme of my mini.



2. The 7 Gypsies ATC card pack comes with some really cool matching diecuts. In this pack, I used the clocks and measuring tape to coordinate into the Hampton Art - 7 Gypsies stamps. Many levels of layering on this mini page.


3. On this page (behind my photo), I used the “the fine print” stamp from Hampton Art - 7 Gypsies (love this stamp) and worked some repetition for this page in repeating the stamp.


4. I used the “because you matter to me” stamp from Hampton Art - Studio G on this page.


5. On this page, I used the pre-printed card and added in some water wash of ink splashes.


6. LOVE this stamp, “you + me” from Hampton Art - 7 Gypsies and used it solo on this page (and a sweet little heart).


7. Who doesn’t love butterflies? I stamped the butterflies (Hampton Art - Art Warehouse), inked a wood veneer butterfly. Then on the next page, I added a butterfly to connect the two pages and theme. You can make two very different pages blend well with adding repetitive embellishing. I use this technique a lot in my projects!


Hope you enjoyed my project!


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