Ir was exciting being on Breakfast TV yesterday morning, very early for this night owl, yet complete fun! I thought I would share a few of my projects in a little more detail.
Above is the envelope advent calender. For the " new"... I used the new line from Cosmo Cricket called Mitten Weather, I have to admit I was a little shook by all the purple in it, but I love it, it has such a great retro vibe to it. I used several of the papers, the Tags, Strips and of course the Stickers!!
For the "old" I hit my left over letters stash...mostly American Crafts Thickers, But you will also see some Studio Calico letters and Jenni Bowlin. Some numbers I spelt out, some used the actual numbers!
The envelopes I used are left over from another project and are Chinese new year money envelopes you can get in most china town for just pennies...I bought mine a few new years ago at WalMart if you can believe it. They fit a 4x3 piece of paper perfect making them efficient to use with a 12x12 patterned paper!
And of course it is bound with the Zutter Bind-it-all, and I tied strips of old fabric I tore off as ribbons on the spine! Here is a few more pics...Notice I kept the embellishment simple, if you do as well you can finish it in just a few hours.
This was my favourite project of the day...my recycled card album( my something old)....this whole project took me less then 1/2 hour to complete. I simple took the front off some cards, the insides out of some others, Some I even bent in a new place and punched the edges to make fun flaps. Bound it with the Zutter Bind-It-All ( my something new) and added pictures to cover some of the personal messages and such. I did not need to embellish this at all as the cards were so pretty on their own. I did pay attention to making sure to vary the size and heights of the card...even cutting the first card in half height ways. I don't show every page below but you can definitely get a good feel for it here!