Hello and welcome to another CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge! We have a great CAS sketch from N@ Ali this week to work with. Be sure to stop by the CAS(E) this Sketch! blog to see how the rest of the design team used the sketch and to submit your own cards for this week's challenge.
Welcome back to another project for the Xyron and Epiphany Crafts blog hop. Both design teams have been sharing some great projects this week. Be sure to stop by the Xyron and Epiphany Crafts blogs to see what the design team members have created.
For this project I put together a fun set of notebooks. My kids love to doodle and write stories so these fun notebooks will help keep them busy now that school is out. Their smaller size makes it easy to store in the holder and take up little space on a desk and theycute enough that my girls want to display them in their rooms.
Here is a look at all five of the notebooks.
Let me show you how I made these notebooks. Choose five coordinating patterned papers and trim to 5.5 x 12 inches. These will be the covers of your notebooks.
Score the patterned paper at 4.25 and 8.5 inches along the 12 inch side of the paper.
I wanted my notebook flaps to have decorative edges so I used the Tim Holtz Bracket and File Folder Tab edge dies for four of the notebooks. For the fifth book I simply rounded the corners. You could also use punches to give the flaps a fun look.
For the inside pages I used regular printer paper. You can add as many pages to your notebooks as you would like. I used 5 pieces of paper for each of my notebooks, cut them in half, and trimmed them to 5.25 x 8 inches.
Score all of the pages at 4 inches along the 8 inch side.
Staple the pages together and fold along the score lines.
Use a ruler and craft knife to trim the paper for an even edge.
Open the pages and lay flat. Use the Mega Runner to apply adhesive to the first and last pages of the book.
Adhere the pages to the inside of the cover.
I used the Xyron Magnet Tape and Epiphany Crafts Tools to make the closures for the notebooks. Choose your patterned paper and add to the Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Tool with a bubble cap and punch.
The magnet tape is very thin and can be easily punched. Adhere a strip of the Xyron Magnet tape to a piece of printer paper and punch two circles using the Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Tool.
Next, take an Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Brad Setting and remove the prongs. Add a small piece of DIY foam adhesive to the back of the brad and then add the punched magnet shape on top of the foam adhesive. Turn the brad over and adhere the epoxy shape to the top of the brad setting.
Adhere the brad setting to the flap of the notebook.
Line up the second circle magnet and adhere to the notebook.
I cut and assembled all the pieces of the A2 Card and Envelope Magazine Holder Studio file by Lori Whitlock. It was the perfect size to hold all five of my notebooks and was quick and easy to put together using the Xyron Mega Runner and 5" Creative Station.
Instead of adding the bookplate piece to the spine that is included with the file, I added an Epiphany Crafts Oval Charm and a banner with crochet thread.
Xyron 5" Creative Station
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Magnet Tape
Epiphany Crafts Oval 25 Charm Setting
Epiphany Crafts Oval 25 Bubble Cap
Epiphany Crafts Oval 25 Studio Shape Tool
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Studio Shape Tool
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Brad Settings
Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Bubble Caps
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Tim Holtz Bracket and File Folder Tab Dies
A2 Card and Envelope Magazine Holder Studio File by Lori Whitlock
Studio Calico Snippets 12x12 Paper Pad
White Printer Paper
Red Heart White Crochet Thread
I hope you enjoyed my project. Thanks for stopping by!
Two of my favorite companies have teamed up for a week long blog hop and both design teams have some fabulous projects to share with you this week. Be sure to stop by the Epiphany Crafts and Xyron blogs each day to see what the design team member have created.
Summer is here and the kids are out of school. My girls love to take photos and save all those fun bits of memorabilia just like their mom. I thought it would be fun to create a place for each of them to store those photos and memorabilia and have a place to journal about all their Summer adventures. Starting with my youngest daughter I created this Summer Memories Armoire and I love how it turned out. I can't wait to make two more for my older girls.
To make the armoire start by cutting the pieces from the 3D Armoire studio file with the Silhouette Cameo. Apply adhesive with the Xyron Mega Runner to the tabs of the base pieces and assemble to form the armoire and drawer.
Use the 5" Creative Station to apply adhesive to the larger patterned paper panels and adhere them to the armoire.
I decided to add drawer pulls to the front of the drawer to make it easier to pull out of the armoire. To make the drawer pulls select your patterned paper and punch two circles with bubble caps using the Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Tool.
Adhere the punched circles to the Epiphany Crafts Brad Settings and add to the front of the armoire drawer.
Here is a look of what I added to the inside of the armoire.
I die cut two frames using my Silhouette Cameo that can be used to hold favorite photos.
I also hand cut an additional drawer to fit under the shelf. This can be used to hold additional photos, memorabilia, etc. I added a drawer pull using an Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Metal Setting.
In the bottom drawer of the armoire I added a couple of notebooks for journaling that I put together with my Bind-it-All.
I adhered a small journaling card with the Xyron Mega Runner to the first notebook. I decorated the second notebook with a couple of the Epiphany Crafts charms.
The Epiphany Crafts Design Team has been sharing lots of great projects using the round and square tools this week. Be sure to stop by the Epiphany Crafts blog and check them out. My youngest daughter's birthday is just around the corner and she loves to play with Rubik's Cubes. I thought it would be fun to create a notecard and a set of gift boxes that look like a Rubik's Cube to fill with jewelry or other small gifts. These would also make fun favor boxes for a child's birthday party or a classroom party.
The three boxes that make up the cube can spin around like a Rubik's Cube.
Each of the three boxes open and can be separated and filled with small gifts or treats.
To make the cube start by cutting three pieces of cardstock to 6 5/8 x 10 1/4 inches. Score along the 6 5/8 side of the cardstock at 1/2, 3, 3 7/8, and 6 3/8 inches.
Turn the cardstock to the 10 1/4 inch side and start by scoring at 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2, and 10 inches.
You will need to choose one of the square sections for the lid and base of the box and add score lines for the tabs as shown below. All three tabs for the bottom of the box are 1/4 inch. The side tabs for the lid are 3/8 inch and the front tab is a 1/2 inch. Be sure to only score to the second line for each square.
Cut away the extra cardstock as shown below and taper the tabs.
Fold along the score lines and assemble the box.
Choose six coordinating patterned papers and use the Epiphany Crafts Square Tool to punch nine squares from each of the patterned papers.
Line up the three boxes and adhere the patterned paper squares as show below.
To allow the boxes to spin like a Rubik's cube, I used Basic Grey magnetic discs. You will need four of the discs for this project. Adhere two of the discs on the inside of the lids of the bottom two boxes. Adhere the other two discs to the bottom of the top two boxes. The top box will have one magnetic disc on the bottom of the box. The middle box with have two discs- one on the inside of the lid and one on the bottom. The bottom box will have one disc on the inside of the lid.
To make the notecard, cut a piece of cardstock to 2.5 x 5 inches, score at 2.5 inches, and fold. Punch nine squares of patterned paper using the Epiphany Crafts Square Tool and adhere to the card front as shown.
Stamp the sentiment on the inside of the card with Versamark Ink and emboss with white embossing powder.
Epiphany Crafts Square 25 Studio Tool
Recollections Black Cardstock
Studio Calico Snippets 6x6 Paper Pad
Doodle Bug Boys Only 6x6 Paper Pad
Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings II Stamp Set
American Crafts White Embossing Powder
Basic Grey Magnetic Snaps
Martha Stewart Scoring Board
Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker
Xyron Mega Runner
I hope you enjoyed my project. Thanks for stopping by!