Rather than make any more paper meet its maker I sat down and went through the packs. As I sorted I saw lots of ideas and ways I could use them. I am sure some will work some not but that's crafting. I think I now have about 30 written down on a pad. I got them in several sizes so some designs feature in each pack. There is a lack of backing papers unless you sacrifice some image sheets :-( I think Backing papers should NOT be a second side.
There are a number of sheets which feature the building of The Snowman. I choose yo use these for the project above. An elaborate card along the lines of a Tag Book. Here is a short guide to sizes and ways its done.
I used -
- Core'dinations card
- Handmade paper ribbon
- Snowman Stamp from the "The Feast" set
- Sheets from the 4.5 x 6.5 pack and 6" x 6"
- Stazon ink
- Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots folder is used thoughout for the covers and pages, sanded to make a snow effect background
- 2 x 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" these are the covers
- 3 x 5 3/4" x 5 1/2" inside pages
- 1 x 5 3/4" x 4" the spine, score and concertina this at every 1/2"
I made this ribbon to tie the finished card with, its just paper ribbon stamped with the Snowman words several times. **Work on scrap paper as it does go through the open texture.
Stamped again for the title and matted and ran through the cuttlebug
I used sheets from the 4.5" x 6", 6" x 6" and 8" x 8" in this design, there are 2 showing the Building of The Snowman. You need to discard for another project any that are not on all the sheets but you will have enough for 12 finished toppers which works great as I wanted a number that divided evenly. I layered them with a pyramid type effect, the top one is a textured sheet so that was handy and I only used foam pads on this layer.
Assemble your pages as shown in the next 3 photo's
Now glue the cover to the front of the first concertina, the pages to the front of the next three concertina fronts and the back cover to the last so it is on the inside of the book for neatness. It will kind of flip as you pull it open by the front and back covers. Tie it closed with the ribbon.
I made a box from 2 sheets of the double sided cut 1 x 5 1/8" square and 1 x 5" square for the bottom so it fits inside. Tutorial for this box is here
The 8" x 8" pack has a sheet with these 4 images which are just right to cover coasters (Beer Mats) I used paper to back them then laminated to make them waterproof. Cute Stocking Filler maybe :-)
Now for the not so good experiments!! This is a Wiper card, the snowman pops up as you pull it at either end. The image used is from the Chipboard pack. Excellent tutorial at Splitcoaststampers for making this with a video
Poor attempts at spring cards. I am not happy with these as they never seem to sit up properly, shame as they are quite cute. If you want a try at these look here for dimensions and fold technique