So I zipped up a dozen and a half cards while watching a movie.
I followed the steps on the Counterfeit site, pretty closely.
- Cut 3"x4: rectangles from various ledger and graph papers in my stash.
- Tape strips of scrap paper down the sides/top of the journal blocks.
- A small punch adds detail to a few of the journal spots.
- Random mini word and/or phrase stickers lend some personality.
- A little washi tape, here and there adds the next dimension.
- Messy stitching on each card, adds texture.
- Finally, a corner rounder gives a finished look.
Today has been rainy. Indoor type weather. With Cohen and Becky to entertain me, we were digging though the kids craft supplies and I pulled out a box of bits and bobs that were leftover from a foray into Artist Trading Cards. I tried my hand at ATC about six years ago, before I found scrapbooking. It didn't fly with me, but I kept the eclectic selection of supplies I had compiled, thinking it would come in handy for a kids craft.
I stamped most of them with a journal spot and filled in some of those with funny and inspiring quotes. Lots of inked edges too. I like inking the edges because it is cheap, effective and fast.
A few will have to migrate to my reading pile. These will be the cat's whiskers as bookmarks.
'Til next time.