May 17, 2009

Still scrapping here....

The school year is winding down, I just finished with field day activities, varsity track season, and classes are near an end. Whew. I have a son graduating this month so his college plans, sports and award programs have kept me very busy. Although I haven’t posted lately, I have been scrapbooking. Here’s a few of the projects completed recently for Bind-it-all and Helmar Adhesives.

Signs of Spring Album

Zutter 7.5” x 5” Bamboo Spine Cover-all
Zutter 7.5” x 5” White Pages
Zutter Antique Silver 3/4” O’wire
Adhesive - Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Ribbon - Dritz Cheese Cloth
Template – Heidi Swapp
Ink – Tattered Angels
Stickers – Nature’s Garden by Colorbok

Celebrate spring by creating this blossom album. This is simple painting technique applied to the Zutter Cover-all and white pages, creating a unique one of a kind album. Now your album is ready to add your own spring photos and journaling, one you will treasure for many years!
Tools: Zutter Innovative Bind-it-All and Zutter Wire CuttersFiskars – Paper Trimmer
EK Success – ScissorsInstructions for this project:
1. Lay the Heidi Swapp Mask on the Zutter Bamboo Cover-all, spray with Tattered Angels glimmer mist. Repeat this process on the inside cover and the album pages.
2. Bind the album pages together with the Zutter Antique Silver 3/4” O’wire.
3. Apply the rub-on title to the cover and the album spine.
4. Tie the ribbon around the front cover.
5. Apply the 3-D Nature’s Garden Sticker to the cover using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.
6. Add photos and journaling.

Home Album

Zutter Clip-Board Wood Covers
Zutter Antique Brass 3/4” O’wire
Zutter Perfect Closures
Adhesive - Helmar Fray Stoppa, Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots and Helmar Craft & Hobby Glue
Box – Card Packaging from Target
Ephemera - Me & My Big Ideas
Flowers – Prima Marketing Inc.
Ink – Colorbox
Paper - Making Memories and Recollections Natural Bamboo Paper
Stickers - EK Success Stone Sentiments, EK Success Scrabble Letters, and Inspirational
Memories by Brownlow

This project makes use of the Zutter Clip-Board Wood Covers. These wood covers are strong enough to uphold the natural bamboo papers and heavy embellishments. A discarded box is salvaged, distressed with ink and a Zutter Perfect Closer added to store this little album.
Tools: Zutter Innovative Bind-it-All, Pound it all and Zutter Wire CuttersFiskars – Paper Trimmer
EK Success – ScissorsInstructions for this project:

Instructions for the box:
1. Distress the box and the Zutter Perfect Closure with Colorbox ink pad.
2. Line the interior box with bamboo papers and secure using Helmar Craft & Hobby Glue.
3. Use the Zutter Pound-it-all to make holes in the box and lid, set the rivets for the Zutter Perfect Closure.

Instructions for the Album:
1. Cut bamboo papers 3” x 4”, the size of the wood covers.
2. Use the Zutter Bind-it-all to punch holes in the wood covers and bamboo papers.
3. Adhere the bamboo papers to the wood covers using Helmar Craft & Hobby Glue.
4. To keep the bamboo papers from fraying, apply Helmar Fray Stoppa to the edges of the bamboo papers.
5. Cut Making Memories papers to 3” x 4” size for the inner album pages.
6. Bind the covers and album pages using the Bind-it-all and the antique brass 3/4” O’wire.
7. Embellish the cover with torn papers and adhere to the cover using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. Add stone, flowers and letter tiles to the cover using the Helmar Liquid Scrapdots.

Do-it-yourself Monogram Stationary Set

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
JustRite DIY Monogram Stamper Kit
Colorbox Inkpad
DCWV Textured Cardstock
Prima Flowers
SEI Ribbon


1. I used the monogram design from the JustRite DIY Monogram Stamper Kit.
2. It’s quick and easy to do, just hold the stamp upside down and press your letter into the grooves.
3. Ink up your stamp, and press onto cardstock.
4. I used a scalloped oval punch. Turn the punch upside down so you can center the monogram letters to cutout your shape.
5. To create the card base, cut the cardstock to 5½ x 8½ inches and fold in half.
6. Cut a 5 ½ inch piece of ribbon and attach to card using Helmar 450 Quick Dry.
7. Add flowers with the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.
8. Adhere stamped monogram cutout design using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.
9. Create a set of cards, I made 6 here.
10. Tie them together with ribbons and envelopes to complete the gift set.

There is light at the end of the tunnel with summer break in the horizons!

Tish Treadaway

1 comment:

voodoo vixen said...

Beautiful work, as always! Love the frame idea... I will be hunting for frames now!