Lisa’s creativity and technical help has been so helpful this week. She has made my first “blogging experience” not so bad after all, and I hope she will help me again in the future.
I asked her if she would like to make something for the Envelope Challenge, and she came up with the idea of binding envelopes together to create a book. Take the book with you on your next adventure and put ticket stubs, postcards or other fun things from the trip in the envelopes, then add photos to the pages. (Click an image to view it larger.)
- Envelopes in Chocolate, Pool, Yellow, Lagoon, Lime, Crimson, Kraft
- Adventure Journal
- Message Blocks
- Clear Design Dots and Lines
- DesignBlock Stencil
- Basic Numbers
- Sparkle Clear Little Letter R (CL207 — pre-release)
- Acetate Notecards
- White StazOn Ink, Memories ArtPrint Brown, and various other inks
- Neutral, Summer Art Flowers
- Card Buttons Clear
- Various gemstones
- Various stamped scraps from the recycle bin
- Other: ribbons (Strano Designs and American Crafts), old map paper (from a trip), binder and wire (Bind-It-All, Zutter), chipboard or heavy cardboard
- Create the cover of the book on a Chocolate envelope. The corners are from a Lagoon Envelope and are stamped with the scallop from the Clear Design Dots and Lines set.
- Trim two pieces of chipboard or cardboard to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and slip them inside the envelopes that will be used for the front and back covers. This will make them sturdier.
- Stamp the frame from the Sparkle Clear Little Letter R on each page, and then stamp a Basic Number inside the frame.
- Stamp images on the envelopes, especially Message Blocks or other stamps with journaling lines so that you have someplace to write notes.
- Cut acetate notecards in half, and stamp images on them with White StazOn. The new DesignBlock stamps are great for this.
- Gather index cards, pieces of maps, tags, etc and put them between your pages, then assemble your book and bind it. If you don’t have a binder, take your book to an office supply or copy store and have it bound there, or try using binder rings.
There’s still time to enter the Envelope Challenge! Submit your entries to the Hero Arts Flickr Group by 11:59 PM PST today (Sunday), and tag it with the word “envelope”. (See the FAQ for more on Flickr.) Hope you join in the fun.
I have had so much fun this week “blogging” with all of you. It is wonderful hearing all your comments and I appreciate you taking the time to join us during the week. I look forward to my next “Blog Week”.
Starting tomorrow, we will have a very special featured blogger with “behind the scenes” posts that you won’t want to miss!
Until next time,