Saturday, October 30, 2010

TAC’s The Flavor of Fall Blog Hop

As the weather cools off I tend to make more paper crafts than I do in the warm summer months.
I missed the last TAC Blog swap so I knew I wanted to make sure that I joined the fall one.
I usually decorate my apartment for Halloween and fall but don’t usually make a lot of fall crafts.
I wanted to challenge myself to made a fall themed craft.   I decided after seeing a few gratitude and I am thankful for… books that I wanted to make my own.
I started by looking at my papers for fall colors and decided I wanted to try to use the scraps of Genevieve paper and hopefully use lots of the 3 sheets of tags I have.   I love the Genevieve papers but have rarely used the tags so I have a lot to work with. 
I decided to use a Maya Road Binder Book that I got in a surprise bag as my book.  I wanted to use paper to cover the chipboard but I didn’t have much of the Genevieve paper so I decided on a few pages from The Sands of Time paper pack.  
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I used two papers to cover book and layered on another piece of paper before I attached a stamped tag and flower accent to the cover.  
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I love the flower button, I can’t believe that I didn’t use it before now.
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I added an eyelet and a bit of ribbon to my Gratitude tag.
I wanted to tone down the colors of the pages so out came Walnut Ink and Glimmer Mist.  I love the splattered look of the pages.   Too bad most of it will be covered up by either photos or tags.
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I ran Walnut Ink around the edges of the chipboard and finished off the pages with a little inking around the edges as well.
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I love the book so far.  Now to decide how to fill it up.  I’m thinking either pictures of things I am grateful for or just lots tags with little notes of the things I am grateful for.  Maybe I’ll use the album as a gift instead.
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Maybe I should leave the book by the table centerpiece and we can jot notes in it as we think of things we are grateful for.
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What are you grateful for right now?

June

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10 comments:

  1. love your journal ... thanks for playing along with us!

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  2. Very nice - lots of work but OMG well worth the time. TFS.

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  3. Such a cute book! Good idea to use up extra tags on too!

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  4. Very pretty! I know you'll enjoy filling this with things that you're thankful for!!

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  5. Wonderful project! Love all the details you put into it.

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