Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chipboard Shapes Book Kit Sample

Okay, I said I would show you what else I am giving dh for Valentine's Day. This is a book kit from Debbie's Die Cuts called the chipboard shapes book kit. I absolutely LOVE this kit. It comes with 5 chipboard shapes that stagger to make a very cool book. I only used 4 shapes as is. I used the long rectangle to make an additional layer and extend the top shape a bit for binding. I will be honest and say that I decorated most of it before assembling, so I had to make an extension! lol Otherwise, the binding would have went through one of the bracket die cuts on the round page. See how I made lemonade?

I also did this book tall (rather than the intended wide version) and staggered the shapes even more. I instantly thought this would make a great "card" for dh for Valentine's Day. He will probably get a regular card also because I have made so many V cards, it is crazy!
Here is the book/card cover:I used Basic Grey's Scarlett Letter for the entire book. I think they have a romantic feel.

Here are the pages of the book/card:This is a glamor shot of dh and I from before we were married. He loves this picture, so I had to put it in the heart chipboard shape. I added a little sentiment to him on the opposite page.
These pages have our beautiful girls on them. I added some punched flowers with dew drop centers, lace and a little something about our girls being the greatest gift he has ever given me.
This final set of pages has a list of 10 things I love about my dh. On the opposite page, I have left it blank to add a family photo. This will probably make him happier than anything. I HATE having my picture taken more than anything in the world. I know what I look like and I am not happy about it. lol But, I will tell him that we can go get a family picture done to put on the last page. UGH
I just know he is going to love this so much. He was going nuts last night because I made this room off limits all evening. He usually comes in here and talks to me after he gets home from work and I wouldn't let him in. He knows I was making his something, but he has NO idea what. I love keeping him in suspense!

Materials: Chipboard Shape Book Kit, bracket die cuts (Debbie's Die Cuts), Scarlett Letter paper/Precision File Set (Basic Grey), Chipboard letters (dollar store), Chipboard hearts, arrows (Maya Road), Alpha stamps-Times New Roman Font (JustRite Stampers), Versamark ink (Tsukineko), Versafine-Black Onyx (Tsukineko), Distress Ink-Fired Brick (Ranger), Brilliance-Moonlight White (Tsukineko), Colorbox Fluid Chalk-Charcoal (Clearsnap), Bind It All/Black 3/8" wire (Zutter), Small Folk Art Heart Punch, Large Daisy Punch, Black Dew Drops, Lace, Ribbon, Fibers, Super 77 (3M), Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Glue (API), Tape N Roller Plus (Kokuyo), Scissors/Paper Trimmer (Fiskars)

Have a creatively wonderful day!!


Susan Stringfellow said...

Oh Robin - this is definately a fave of mine. I love the cool book and that is one of my very favorite paper collections. Well done

Sue said...

This is FANTASTIC, Robin!!! I know
your dh will love it (especially
with the family photo added). Everything about it is perfect! I'm off to Debbie's Die Cuts to get this kit!

LORI said...
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LORI said...

Wow! Robin This is Super Nice!! What an neat little album!!

Judy said...

Robin, Thanks for sharing your wonderful project!!

WendyP said...

absolutely stunning ! I just know John will love this book !!!

Nettie said...

this is amazing Robin! and the colours are gorgeous, clever you!

Kim Dellow said...

oh wow, that is so lovely. beautiful work. Kim

Max said...

Just popped by to say Thank You Robin for your kind comment about my PE challenge card ... it's very much appreciated, especially when I see all your gorgeous projects.
Wow ... your Valentine gift to your husband will blow him away. It's positively stunning and obvious that there's love gone into every page.


Maria Matter said...

Robin, this is fabulous! What a special gift!!
Blessings, Maria

Flo said...

This really is fabulous! I love the random-ness about the pages, the colors and of course the lovely sentiments! What a lovely gift for a lifetime of memories.