Saturday, January 17, 2009

River City Stampers



Today is our monthly stamp club meeting and we are making booklets for our new members' welcome packet. This project could easily be adapted to hold a stationery set of cards and matching stamped envelopes.

Using a 12 X 12 piece of printed double-sided cardstock, score it in half on one side and 3" from the bottom on the other. Fold it in half so you have a 6" X 12" book, then fold up the bottom to the inside to make the pocket. I like to trim away the center of the pocket so it will fold better.

For embellishing, I used a swirly stamp from Technique Tuesday and stamped in a diagonal pattern across the front with white pigment ink, then embossed with clear embossing powder. I used Colorbox ink pads to apply blues and greens lightly over the pattern, then wiped away the excess with a tissue, revealing more of the white swirls. I used the same stamp to stamp blue swirls across the white ones for added interest, then wiped again with the tissue.

Add eyelets to hold the bottom pocket to the top and slip ribbon through each eyelet, tying on the back to keep it in place.

Add your sentiment of choice and you've made a quick and easy pocket folder. Give it as a gift or customize it by adhering an envelope and note pad to the inside and use it to stash receipts.

I'm off to stamp club.

Go hug someone you love!

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