After taking the summer off, the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop is back! The Designers this quarter are concentrating on fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas or winter projects. Did you catch that? With everyone's busy schedule, the team has decided to move to a quarterly Hop from now on. To help celebrate our return I have a small giveaway you can read about at the end of the post.
You should be coming here from Tracey Sabella's blog, Garden of Grace. As always, if you find yourself lost along the way or want to go to the beginning, head to Gloria Stengel's Scraps of Life for the full list of participants.
For my project, I finally unwrapped a Graphic 45 Kraftboard Altered Art Box with Album that I have hoarded for a while.
After applying a light coat of chartreuse paint to all sides of the box and inking the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, a piece of patterned paper was added to each panel.
The accordian style book that came in the box was put aside to make a new one using a mix of cardstock, patterned acetate and patterned papers.
Five pieces were cut to 9" x 7.75", scored in the center at 4.5" and stacked together. The sixth piece was cut to the same size, but scored at 2.25" and 6.75". The first score line is the center point for ths piece.
A hole was punched at the top and bottom of the pages on the fold line. By folding each piece in half, it was easy to punch the third hole in the center. A piece of red Baker's twine is laced through the holes to bind the book.
Having the two ends pieces on the outside of the acetate page allowed the green silk ribbon to be tied in place.
The end pieces were then poked back through the middle hole and knotted at the center of the album.
I won't finish off this album until I have my photos in place, but I have been going through my Christmas embellishments so they are ready to be added.
I put some of my embellishments aside to send to one lucky reader. Included is a new pack of 12 tags from Pink Paislee, six Tim Holtz Holiday flash cards, a couple of Pretty Little Studio bingo cards, pearl sprays and frosted leaves, candy cane confetti, reindeer paper clips and a selection of metal pieces. For a chance to win, you must have a US mailing address and leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, October 11th. I'll announce the winner next Wednesday.
Are you ready to keep Hopping? Your next stop is to see what Pam Bray is up to over at Scrapbook Flair: Pam Bray Designs!
Thanks for stopping by,
ETA Verna Angerhofer is the winner of the embellishment giveaway!! Thank you all for your kind comments!