Sunday, 1 June 2008

Tilda & Co ~22~ Non Card Week

This is my First DT project for Tilda & Co. This week the challenge is...

Now you may be looking at the title and thinking what? No cards? But i only make cards?Now is the time to experience New things!,For this challenge you are NOT allowed to make a Card,Now there is so many things you can do with Magnolia Stamps, You only have to look @ Myself & the Design Teams work this week!You could do a Gift Tag, Bookmark, Atc, Scrapbook(layout)Page, Gift Bag, Book The possibilities are endless!So The rules are, Anything as long as it isn't a card, Has to have at least 1 Magnolia Stamp on ( remember it doesn't have to be Tilda or Edwin) , And last of all most important one is HAVE FUN!!!

As soon as I heard what the challenge was I went straight for my Bind It All!

Like many of you I save all the board I can get my hands on (packing materials, back covers of pads etc) as it is perfect for making the covers. For the inside pages I used a Post-it sticky note pad. I live in a busy household with a lot of comings and goings, telephone messages and so on. Post-it notes are essential for us to all keep tabs on one another but I do find that the pads are unsightly.

The width of my covers are six inches, I find that it is better to work in imperial measurements with the Bind It All as it is an imperial machine lol. I'm only mentioning this 'cos I ruined a good few projects before I figured it out! The depth was decided by the Post-it (sticky notes) pad. I then covered the bare board in K & Co paper before cutting the binding holes. I folded an offcut of the same paper to make the pen loop and stuck it to the inside back cover (checking the pen would fit first).

I chalked up the edges with Cats Eyes Liquid Chalk pads and then with the Post-it note between the covers I bound it all together. I then decorated the front cover with my chosen images, some flowers and brads.

I think that I'll make another with magnetic tape on the back to put on the fridge :)


Carol said...

CONGRATS on joining the DT

Love the book

cats whiskers said...

Lorraine this is great. I have a bind it all but do not have much luck with it, not sure how to line it up so that all the holes are at a regular distance. I would love to have a go at this myself if you do not mind. It is great to be on the DT isn't it
Hugs Jacqui x

Jules said...

I loved this when I saw it on the challenge blog. Fab work.

Jules x
(Fellow teamie!)

Shary said...

Great idea!! Congratulations on joining the DT. :0)

Kerttuli said...

This looks great. I like the colours, pink and green is nice.
Your book looks very elegant!

Shirley said...

Love the book, the colours work so well together, cute stamp too

Cathy said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine - I love the colours.
I must get myself a bind-it-all.
Cathy xx

Shelly said...

This'll look lovely next to the phone! What a good way to hide a post-it pad. Love it!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fabulous - love how you attached the pen!

louise said...

Congrats on your DT member honor!!! Awesome for you.
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment.
I think this is so fab, brilliant idea for a busy home.

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Lovely idea and such nice colours!
Thank you for visiting my blog.


nessy said...

what a great idea!! love the colours you have chosen!! lovely image!!
vanessa xx