Saturday, 19 May 2012

A book, a card and tutorial

Hi Everyone!

Today I have the glorious Meadow Lark Collection to show you, specifically their notecard set - 30 cards in total with five different designs, which makes them pretty good value for money.  Ive never used the entire collection before though, usually Ive purchased the mini packs and used them in layouts or cards, but this time I set myself a bit of challenge to see what I could come up with using the entire set!

Well, what better idea than to make a birthday book!  I intended this wee book to be a gift for someone we all know, who's just celebrated a birthday :) - if you happen to be scrapping up a storm tomorrow in the shop she might just let you see it!

The front and back covers are made from thick chipboard and covered with some old Prima from my stash, inked in Pinecone and decorated with seam binding ribbon, Martha Stewart deep edge punch and Prima heart. Ive used rings along the top to bring the whole thing together.  Each page is made with Prima packaging either one of the old green ones or the newer floral ones - it pays to keep them, they come in very handy :) !  For each 'page' I adhered a notecard front and back, and decorated it, or adhered a page of dates.  Heres a few of my favourite ones:-

Because there are twelve pages to the book, I needed to make sure each page didn't have too many dimensional embellishments, so I used lots of lace, Green Tara and Manor House flowers, edge punches and Spellbinders dies, to decorate each side of  the page.
With the scraps I made a birthday card and a tag :-

With the tag Ive stamped on the background using one of Prima's new stamps, using Versamark ink.  One of the great things about using Versamark is that it does three things - you can use it to emboss, to adhere powder, like Pearlex or to create a watermark effect, or in other words, when you use it to stamp onto a light coloured cardstock it turns out a darker shade of that cardstock.  Like this:

then I just decorated the tag with lace, one of the remaining notecards, some of the new Prima bling and my  favourite Spellbinders die - check out that butterfly! :))

Did you spy any of those new Manor House flowers?  If you did, comment which one they are and you could win a small collection of them and the new Prima Stamp Ive used.

Happy Scrapping Everyone!


Julia said...

Georgous work, Megan!

Lainie said...

This is adorable Megan. I love how you managed to keep some of the pages looking quite flat yet they look all-out!
A Manorhouse flower sits at the top of the card nestled in the centre of the lime green bow. Actually looks like it's floating! I've just been visiting their blog and my gosh, their product leaves me drooling. I don't think I've heard of them before.

Heidi said...

just gorgeous Megan and you make it look sooo easy....

gypsylcm said...

Your projects are beautiful! I spy a Manor House Creations Mauve Sprinkles Flowers on the lime green bow of the card.

Francine said...

woweee- this is even more gorgeous in real life - you have done a beautiful job Megan! Such a great idea to use all the old backing cards - will keep them in future! I see the Manor House flower on the green bow on the card too!

kristie said...

this is very pretty!! great work!


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