Thursday, August 9, 2012


I'm visiting my mother in Oregon, and thinking about dying some fish fabric for her to use in a quilt. Do you like anchovies?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Class of 2012 Yearbook

The Blockheads Stamp technique challenge this month is to make a little book, using a string for binding. I didn't want to make a blank book, and it took me a long time of sitting in my craft room, before I came up with a theme. I wanted to use Lost Coast Designs' set, "Miscellaneous Anthropomorphs," and after long debate, I decided they would constitute the 2012 graduating class from I.U. (Institution Unknown).
Mini-year book
I used my Spellbinders dies liberally to cut the shapes for this project. In the tutorial, the pages were made by folding rectangles. I did that, and then ran them through the die cutter with a circular die. Otherwise, I used the first technique in the tutorial (thanks, Trisha). I stamped the words on the front using JustRite's system to make custom text. The crown is Blockhead's Regal Crown from the crown border (which I couldn't find on the site). To make the brown layer on the cover, I cut a circle with a Spellbinders die, and with the cut-paper in the die, I set it cut side up on an Impressibility stencil, and ran it though the cutter with the embossing mat on top. I love the way we get the embossing from the stencil and the finished edge from the die.

Here are the proud graduates.

I'm entering this project in a few challenges. Here they are:

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