Monday, July 2, 2007
Chipboard + Shipping Tags = Perpetual Birthday Book
I love using shipping tags, although I have neglected them for a while. When I saw the chipboard tags, way back last year, that are available through SU! on one of their chipboard assortment packs, I just knew that I would make something fun with them, someday.
This is a project I made when I was a display stamper for the SU! Houston Regionals, however, I held it back at the last minute. I decided I liked it too much for it to be gone forever!
My Stamp Nite gals made one of these last month, it was quite fun to see what papers and ribbons they picked out of the assortment that I had spread out to use. For the template for all those extra books (after all you only get 2 of them on the SU! assortment), I used the negative image that is left after punching out the original tag. I just traced them onto chipboard pieces that I purchase from my local scrapbook store, cut them with my trusty exacto, and viola, lots of blank chipboard tags!
Basic directions: Cover chipboard tags in patterned paper, sand edges. Stamp a metal edge tag using your choice of image - I choose "happy" here because this book will be to help me remember all the happy days in my life: birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Add a layer or two of coordinating cardstock on which to mount your tag. Stamp 12 shipping tags with the library image from Stamp of Authenticity, a Stamp A Majig is most helpful for this part as there is little room for error on placement of the image. Stamp the month at the top of each tag. Using the tag as a template, mark where to punch holes in the chipboard. Punch using a Crop A Dile, sandwich the tags, and thread a loose leaf binder clip through all chipboard and the tags. Stamp "DAYS to" and "remember" on scraps of white cardstock, punch out with the small SU! oval punch, add a couple of eyelets, and tie onto the circle clip with cording. Decorate the circle clip with ribbons, and you have a fun way to remember all those special days throughout the year.
Supplies: Stamps: Happy Thoughts, Expressive Flex Phrase, Rough Edges Alpha, Inks: Black, Papers; Paisley by Chatterbox, Dotted by SU!, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink, Old Olive, Whisper white, Accessories: Metal Edge Tags, 2 hole punch, Assorted ribbons, Distressing tool, Cording, Crop A Dile, Dimensionals, Loose leaf binder clip, Eyelets, Oval punch