Friday, July 17, 2009

Spellbinders New Release: Book Tutorial

Thank you! WOW! All the visits and all of your comments were amazing and so appreciated! There were visitors from 41 countries-WOW! Good luck to each and every one of you!

A little bit about the wood frame I made; where a photograph would be placed, I put a Crafty Secrets Cotton Scraps Santa Claus image. Isn’t it beautiful? It set the whole tone of the project. I added some decorative papers, die cut stars, gems, gold inked edges, and the book. The best thing about the book is, the beginning part of “T’was the Night Before Christmas” is stamped on the book pages. This would be a great decoration for a table top during the holidays.

Book Frame

Book Frame CU

Here is the tutorial on how to make the book, shown above:

Book Step 1

Book Step 2

Book Step 3

Book Step 4

Book Step 5

Book Step 6

Book Step 7

Book Step 8

Book Step 9

Supplies: Spellbinders Die Templates-(Labels 7, Stars 5), Crafty Secret Cotton Scraps (Winter Homespun), Patterned paper-7gypsies (Crystal ), Chatterbox (Fine Tinsel Chocolate), My Mind’s Eye (Tiny Dancer Jazz Swirling Around), Cardstock-Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate), Ink-Clearsnap (Gold, Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan) Memento (Tuxedo Black), Gems-Hero Arts, Ribbon-Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy Satin), Frame-Michael’s, Stamps-Art Warehouse

Have a marvelous weekend! thanks for stopping by!

ETA: The brilliant, super genius idea for the ribbon as the bookmark, came from my friend, Heidi Blankenship! She thought it would be the perfect final touch and I could not have agreed more! I should have listed that in my original post, but totally forgot! Sorry Heidi! :)


Lynn Mercurio said...

OMgosh, Kimberly...this is flippin' fantastic. What a great project, and it looks so real. You ROCK woman!

lisa808 said...

This is so neat! Thanks for the tutorial.

Deanna said...

Wow wow wow wow wow! This is wicked!

Margie H said...

Thanks for the great detailed information...this turned out so cool! I'm lovin' the Craft Secret Santa too...another one on my wish list! LOL!!

Eveline said...

Thank you very much for explaining how to make the book. Love it.

connie said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Your work is BEAUTIFUL!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

great tutorial and your work is simply stunning!

Tracey said...

A gorgeous frame and thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!! Have a fabulous weekend Kim! xx

bohnls said...

Fantastic, neat, wicked, cool, love, beautiful, stunning, gorgeous. Hmmmm...I used one word from each of the prior posts. I think they said it all. Oh no they didn't.... AMAZING!!!!!! Thanks for the tut.

Julie Overby said...

Totally awesome Kimberly!!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Kimberly, thanks for sharing your tutorial on how to make the book--it's Fantastic!! Love the book and LOVE how your Framed Art piece turned out--BEAUTIFUL!!!! (((Hugs))))

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fantastic Kim! Love love this idea, great work. I so missed all the blogs last week... eek... I love this idea!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your excellent tutorial. i shall surely give this a try when i receive my new dies.

Alice UK

Julie Ann Grakowsky said...

I Love love LOVE the little book!!! I can't find that die anywhere!!! :(

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