Thursday, January 15, 2009

Going Star Crazy

This weather is driving me mad I am so sick of being inside, great for crafting but I have so much I need to do outdoors the garden looks a mess its making me Stir crazy (get the joke in the title here!!) sorry its my weird sense of humour.

Anyway I needed a place for some of the pictures of Noah at Christmas and on his birthday so these Starbooks are just the job. I get mainly 4" x 6" prints which I then trim down so cutting a 12" x 12" sheet into 3 12" x 4" strips makes a good size for those pictures. For a 6 star book you need 2 sheets of acetate, 2 plain and 2 patt paper). The last album I made with 12 star points so double the papers. I used Nanna Nursery but its very good paper/card stock so it made it a bit thick if I do one again I will use a thinner paper.

These Starbooks are not for hanging like most are they are more for table display use as the do tend to get heavy once the photo's have been added. I mainly put the ribbons on to cover the ends as the white core didn't look so nice, I think I will ink these ends in future. I got a great plain tin with cheese biscuits in at Christmas and its just the right size so I will decorate that to keep them in.

The first one is for Christmas Day pics, Its Papermania paper and pattern acetate and Basic Grey cardstock. I wondered if acetate would work for these and its not too bad. I used Glossy Accents as the glue fix one end of the acetate for each part of the star and by the time you get to the last one the first is dry ready to stick the other ends down. It doesn't seem to show through the acetate either where DS tape does. I used a plain design behind the patterned acetate and vice versa. I used the bits left behind as decorations for the covers ( fixed with glossy accents again)

This one is Papermania again much thinner papers for my Boxing Day photo's. I used Tim Holtz Grunge Board shapes inked and glittered then put Glossy Accents on for the star decorations on the cover

Lastly Nanna's Nursery for Noah's birthday shots, this is a 12 point star and it is far too thick really using this cardstock. The ribbons do a good job to cover the ugly white ends :-(


  1. Loving the star books and the papers you use are fab!

    Jane :0)

  2. Me again, if you go onto my blog there is something for you.

    Jane :0)


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