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.

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  1. What a great idea, I love your little book. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at Fab'n'Funky this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

  2. What a gorgeous little book, so detailed and lovely!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  3. What a fabulous little book - love your graduates!
    Thanks for joining us at FSC

  4. Fabulous fun project ! Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

  5. Florence, this is charming--that is such a great set of images, one dear to my heart, I have to admit!

    Thank you for joining in the Blockheads technique challenge! In case you're in the mood to make another, the challenge is for any type of bookmaking technique, from super simple to really difficult--whatever you want to make, as long as there is some stamping involved, as well!


  6. Love these whimsical portraits!! Love how you framed each one!! Great idea for your mini book. Thanks for joining us at the Blockheads Technique Challenge.

  7. What a fab idea! Love how the images really pop against the gold tones of your base.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Rachel x

  8. What a darling little book, this is so pretty! I love the distressing too! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge!

    Jackie, Fab 'n' Funky DT

  9. OMG - I just love this! All the images are wonderfully colored and framed! Awesome! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Blockheads Easy Mini Book Technique Challenge!
    Leslie, DT