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2005 Handmade Holidays



Hero Materials:
A3076 Sketch Spiral
C2768 Moments
E2923 Small Concentric Circles
H2365 Old French Writing
LL016 Fancy Flourishes
LL912 Original Definitions
LL932 Signature Cap Letter
LL983 Big and Bold
LL992 Ribbons & Stitches
LL999 Great Words


Other Materials:
Ink: Brilliance Moonlight White, ColorBox Holly Berry, ColorBox Pine
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Pear, Leapfrog, Hillary, Maraschino

Joy and Laughter
Artist: Rachel Greig
Glenning Valley, NSW

3rd Place - Scrapbook/Card Duo
Skill Level: Advanced


Instructions:
Scrapbook page instructions
1. Using a piece of 12x12 Pear cardstock, cut into strips of different widths from ½ inch to 1 inch wide. Stamp each strip with one of the stamps off the list, using a variety of Pine, Holly Berry and Moonlight White ink. Repeat using a 12x12 sheet of Hillary cardstock.

2. The easiest way I have found to create the woven background for a 12x12 page, is to cut a scrap piece of white cardstock to 10 ½ inches square and line the left hand side with double sided tape. I then place a strip along the bottom of the white cardstock, so only the left side is stuck. Continue to add strips, alternating in colour and design, until the white cardstock is fully covered.

3. Turn the white cardstock so the adhered side is towards you. Begin to weave strips of cardstock through the strips that are already adhered, starting at the adhered edge. Keep adjusting the strips so they are close together. Use different colours and patterns to create a varied look.

4. When all the strips are woven together, gently peel off the white cardstock from the back. Use a long strip of double sided tape on all four sides to keep the woven strips together and adhere onto a 12x12 sheet of Maraschino cardstock.

5. The edges of the strips will be floating free, so cut each strip at different lengths to create a nice layered look.

6. Mount the photograph onto Maraschino cardstock and trim to leave a small border on all sides. Attach to the left side of the page.

7. Stamp ‘Laughter’ using Holly Berry ink onto Pear cardstock. Ink only the ‘joy’ portion of the ‘Enjoy’ stamp, using Holly Berry ink onto Pear cardstock. Trim around all sides and mount onto Maraschino cardstock. Attach to the page as shown.

8. Stamp the ‘&’ symbol using Moonlight White ink onto Maraschino cardstock. Trim to size and attach in between the large words on the page to finish.

Card instructions
1. Cut a piece of Maraschino cardstock to 10 x 5 ½ inches. Fold in half to create a card.

2. Cut Pear cardstock into strips of different widths from ½ inch to 1 inch wide. Stamp each strip with one of the stamps off the list, using a variety of Pine, Holly Berry and Moonlight White ink. Repeat using strips of Hillary and Leapfrog cardstock.

3. Create a woven background as per the page layout instructions.

4. When all the strips are woven together, gently peel off the white cardstock from the back. Use a long strip of double sided tape on all four sides to keep the woven strips together and adhere onto the front of the card.

5. The edges of the strips will be floating free, so cut each strip at different lengths to create a nice layered look.

6. Ink only the ‘joy’ portion of the ‘Enjoy’ stamp, using Holly Berry ink onto Pear cardstock. Trim around all sides and mount onto Maraschino cardstock. Attach to the card as shown to complete.