Christmas Memory Booklet by Phyllis Shepherd, Independent Stampin’ UP!® demonstrator papers: Thick White Cardstock - #140272 Garden Green Cardstock - #102584 Be Merry Designer Series Paper - #144111 accessories/adhesives/stamp pads/ribbon Snail ...

 

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Christmas Memory Booklet


1 Christmas memory book

Christmas Memory Booklet

by Phyllis Shepherd, Independent Stampin’ UP!® demonstrator

papers:

Thick White Cardstock - #140272

Garden Green Cardstock - #102584

Be Merry Designer Series Paper - #144111

accessories/adhesives/stamp pads/ribbon

Snail Adhesive - #104332

Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad - #126966

Garden Green 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon - #144181

stamp set

Better Together – #141733 (wood); #141736 (clear)

Directions:

Thick White Cardstock: Cut a mat piece 1 7/8” x 2 1/2”

Garden Green Cardstock: Cut a mat piece 2” x 2 5/8”

Be Merry Designer Series Paper: Cut three full pieces in half (6” x 12”).  Score at 2 3/4”, 6”, and 9 ¼” on the LONG side and fold.

2 DSP half cuts

3 cardstock folded

Starting at about 1” inside the top edge of each outer flap, cut from that mark down to make a triangle as shown in the picture: 

Take the triangular piece you cut out and flip it over laying it on top of the other side and repeat the cut:

4 Cut first triangle

  5 cut second triangle

I then sewed along the bottom and sides of some of the flaps, and on others just across the bottom. This helps to create the pockets. I used a 3.5 stitch length and back stitched on both ends.

6 sewn side and bottom

7 sewn only on bottom

Next, place all six pieces together with the pockets all facing inward and sew down the middle.

8 sewing down the middle inside

9 sewn

Cut a 16” piece of Garden Green 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon and lay across the middle. Sew it on and back stitch it to attach it firmly.

10 garden green ribbon attached

11 book open

12 open book

Receipts inside. You can also insert notes, letters, and treasures from Christmas.

Stamp the saying from Better Together in Cherry Cobbler Ink on the Thick White Cardstock.

Layer it onto the Garden Green Cardstock and attach to the front.

1 Christmas memory book

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June's Paper Pumpkin

June's Paper Pumpkin is here.  If you are a subscriber, there are refill kits available to purchase to make even extra items.  It is a great kit.  Such value.  I always feel like it is Christmas when I receive the box in the mail. 

 

People are always asking me what I do with my stamps and ink spots from Paper Pumpkin.  I use a small album with open protector sheets to slide my stamps into.  That way I can label each sheet with that month's stamps.  It works for me and keeps me organized.

For the ink spots, I purchased a hard clear case from a big box store in the area (hint:  This one starts with W) but has several places to hold my spots.  Some of the dividers hold more than one spot but it still keeps them organized and I can see through the box to tell which spot it is.  This box cost less than $10 and I found it on a lower shelf in the craft department along with wood craft sticks and googly eyes if that helps.  It is perfect for these spots and keeps them nice and tidy as well as ready for any crop or retreat I attend.  Here is a photo of the top of the box.  There is enough room for one more spot currently.

Spot 1

Here is the bottom of the box so you can see that the spots fit perfectly in the box:

Spot 2

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Basics That Are A Must-My List

I would love to help anyone who is just beginning to stamp as well as those who are seasoned stampers. I know it can be overwhelming when first stamping so thought it would be a great idea to show you what I would select if I were to start being a stamper again. I started stamping well over 26 years ago and have been a demonstrator for 24 years so here is a list I have come up with just for the basics. I did not select a stamp set or ribbon which I feel are a must, because I feel that is personal. I would love to request that any stamp set purchased be one that will do more than one card. The more you can get out of one set, the best value you will have for that set. So both a stamp set and ribbon to coordinate would also go on this list. A Designer Series Paper would be nice although you can stamp a background and get a look like a Designer Series Paper if you must be limited at first.

The pierce mat would not be necessary if you are not going to use photopolymer stamps. 

I hope this helps those of you who are just starting out.  If you are a seasoned stamper you may have your own must have list and if I have missed something, let me know and I can put it in another post.

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Birthday Memories Super Simple Card

Happy Birthday

Because I showed a project using the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper for the Thailand Achiever's blog hop, I wanted to show you a super simple (and I mean super simple) Birthday Card made with the same paper package.  All you need for this card is the paper, a card base (I used Whisper White), ribbon and the Happy Birthday Thinlits.

The Designer Series Paper (Birthday Memories) was cut 4" by 5 1/4".

The card base (Whisper White) was cut 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4" on the 8 1/2" side.

The Happy Birthday Thinlit was cut using Real Red Cardstock along with the multipurpose adhesive sheets to make adhering a breeze.

Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon was tied around the card where folded for texture.

The great thing about this super simple card is that you can make many easily.  Cut all the paper first and then cut the thinlit words along with the length of ribbon you will need.  That way the cards can be assembled assembly line style.  So simple especially if you have many cards to send out.

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