Monday, September 23, 2019

My Other Creations: Paper Scrap Book using Reverse Confetti's Square Window Tag Die

"Stitch It" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog theme and I was only too happy to crack out my sewing machine!  I ended up making of scrap paper?  Scrap paper book?  Paper scrap book?  Not sure what it is exactly, but here you go:

I started by cutting out two tags using Reverse Confetti's Square Window Tag die.  Then I punched a hole in one using a 2.5" circle punch.  The paper I used was Strathmore Mixed Media paper.

I stamped a silhouette guy from Dina Wakley's Abstract Figures stamp set and fussy-cut it out.  Then I brought on the paint!  I smeared Dylusions acrylic paint onto my tags and guy.

I toned down the colored paint with white paint, added some different colors, then outlined all the edges with black acrylic paint.

I cut another little piece of paper to use on the binding of the book (Bingo numbers), glued some plaid paper and text paper to my guy and added some wonky stitching.  Then I grabbed some scraps of patterned paper and sewed them all together to form what would be the inside of my book.

To put everything together, I taped my stack of patterned scrap paper to the back of my book cover, then sewed it together up the left side.  I stamped and cut out the word "Boundless" (from Inky Antics Circles and Frames stamp set) and glued it to the top of the book.  I also punched out a file tab (using We R Memory Keepers' tab punch) and glued that to the top as well.

Here's a peek of the inside with the cover open:

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

What will you make with stitches this week?  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.