Saturday, May 12, 2007

nanay's card

last Pinoyscrapbookers' EB, i promised a make-and-take project. i had a P50 budget and i wanted to use the often overlooked DCWV's. mother's day is just around the corner so i thought a mother's day card was perfect for the project. even if it was a card project, i wanted to explore techniques that would be useful for scrapbooking as well. i had very little time that night, didn't get any sleep actually, because Raj was sleeping fitfully due to a high fever. i came up with only 10 kits. i would like to say i had fun doing it but lack of sleep dulled it.

i was pretty happy with the result though considering the limitations. makes me want to do more card projects. this is actually a combined cardmaps sketch. i used one sketch for the front and another for the inside. here are the results. oh, and if you want to see more of these very nice card sketches by Becky Fleck, click here. photos here were taken by mod Lee which i just swiped from the PS slideshow:

the kits made:

front of the card:

and inside of the card,

i especially like the inside because it is good practice in hidden journaling. i also enjoyed doing the no-fuss slider with the heart. it was done by merely rounding out the corners of a scrap piece of rectangular cardstock using corner rounders punch. then a slot punch office tool (a hand punch that look like pliers used for punching holes on IDs and tags) was used to punch holes on the two sides. this tool might be overlooked by scrappers but i think they'd be a great addition to the arsenal. this would make any ol' piece of cardstock or chipboard flower, heart, rectangle, oval, or circle die cut or hand cut into a slider for ribbons or fibers! cool di ba?! i'm already thinking of things i can do with some coluzzled or swivel-knife-template-cut bookplates. instead of just punching holes on them, i'd be punching slots, too! double duty for them templates. bookplates na, sliders pa!

the slot punch is readily available at the bookstore by the office supply area for just under PHP500.00. steep? maybe a bit, but i'd pay the price for it being able to punch through chipboard (which are eXcELleNt! for sliders).

DCWV papers from the Floral Prints stack, bookstore cardstock was cut with file folders swivel-knife template from Simply-Scrappy, Canson cardstock (for the tag and pocket) which was cut with the library card swivel-knife template , Sizzix heart diecut, buttons and eyelets, decorative scissors and distressing with stamp ink for the cover (may also be sewn or hand-stitched instead!) and Ranger Distress ink for stamping the words "for you". fancy pants heart stamp and provo "love you" stamp used for the slider. tag was simply a rectangle piece of cardstock nipped at the corners with straight scissors. to make it look like a vintage tag, the hole reinforcement was made with a 1/2 in circle punch and then hole punched with 1/4" one-hole-punch (another office supply tool). it was then edge-distressed to get the old paper look. fibers on slider and tag added to finish. then the word nanay made with a Dymo labeller added on the side of the file folder.

i hope Nanay likes her Mother's Day gift tomorrow :-D

items available at Simply Scrappy ScrapArts store used in this project are:
Ranger Distressing inks, File Folder and Library Card swivel knife templates; DCWV papers, Coluzzle knife, fibers

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

my new blogging soapbox

i've just setup a new blog: --which will mostly be for my non-scrap related thoughts: motherhood, spirituality, (mis)adventures and general goings-on in my life. maybe you might like to visit it, too.

as for postings here and on my egroups--am a bit short on time since Raj has been a sick. i hope it's just one of those baby bugs. it's been worrying me, hopefully, needlessly. will try to post here and on the PS and SE yahoogroups soon.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

kayang-kaya talaga!

yey! the new PinoyScrapbookers' Challenge Blog is up! thanks to the hard work of Mod Lee and the great suggestions of some verrrry helpful PSers particularly Jenn and Donna, we got it off to a great start!

the first KAYA challenge call is from me. please shimmy on down to the site and view there the story behind this simple LO of mine. if you may, read the Challenge Mechanics as well. it would be just fabulous if you can join in our little fun time.

'hoping to see your LOs there!
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