Cassette tapes are no good for playing anymore, but they do come with 4 conveniently-placed holes which allows them to be bound into a book. The most time-consuming part of this was the cutting of the paper for the signatures as, inconveniently, cassette tapes are not a size that is a proportion of a standard sheet of paper.
Coptic-bound cassette book
Coptic-bound cassette book
This is my first lego notebook. I used a 16 x 16 pin square & spiral bound it using my Bind-it-All. I think for my next one I will use more spirals as it seemed a bit loose. I only used lego for the front cover & covered grey board for the back. It would also look good coptic-bound. Maybe for my next project.
Being a cat-lover I jump at the opportunity to include them in my work. I love this slinky black cat. Without the Santa hat it can be adapted for many different occasions.
I was asked to make a large (A4) birthday card for an 80 year-old lady who used to do a lot of sewing. I immediately thought of the Tim Holtz mannequin die. The ‘dress’ is cut from an old hessian bag. The Cottage Cutz vintage sewing machine was thread with real thread, & a paper tape measure stained with distress ink completed the look.
At last I have managed to amass a good selection of various colours of plastic bottles for my junk jewellery. These pendants were made from various toiletries / cleaning products bottles.
I got this Sizzix moveable mummy die ages ago as I thought it would be good for get well cards. Unfortunately, once assembled, it was bigger than I thought & too big for my everyday cards. Until now, when I was asked to make a get well card for a work colleague. It had to be big A4 size so that everyone could sign it. The arms & legs should be loose & move with the brads but I stuck them down as I didn’t want them to get pulled off as the card was passed around. I added a double insert so that there was lots of room for people to sign.
Iris folding was first done using the colourful insides of envelopes before the vast array of wonderful crafting papers that we have today were available. Although todays envelopes are not as colourful, they often have interesting patterns on the inside. What better way to make use of all these boring white ‘official’ envelopes we receive than to make a patchwork of contrasting patterns.
I have wanted to do this for a while but couldn’t find a decent stamp of a tandem, so I printed out a picture of a tandem onto a page of an old copy of Greys Anatomy that I picked up from a charity shop. The sentiment says it all.
I had been dying for an excuse to use the Tim Holtz ‘Bingo’ embossing folder. When I was asked by a colleague to make a birthday card for his wife, who loves bingo & the colour red, it was a great opportunity.
This Quickutz Revolution snowman die makes a cute card.