Saturday, June 27, 2015

Faux-Midori ~ Fabric Travelers Notebook Tutorial



Are you a hoarder??? Well, I wouldn't say I was... However, I have been saving the DISCONTINUED Grunge Paper for a special project. These were widely available 12x12 grunge paper packages that came with 3 sheets to a package. I'm so sorry, if you don't have any... check your best friends stash - you never know who may have a few sheets to gift you!!

Supplies used: Pretty Fabric, 2 sheets of 12x12 grungepaper, bias tape, elastic cording, 5 eyelets. Tools used: eyelet setter, scissors, Elmer's spray glue, sewing machine, corner rounder.

I have fell into the "planner addict" hole of goodness!!! Needless to say, I fell head over heals for the Japan style Midori - specifically the Travelers Notebook. If you are not familiar with this type of planner I HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend that you check out this video:


She has a ton of great videos, website and if your on instagram you should follow her!!

Anyways, back to the tutorial...

You will first want to adhere (spray adhesive works great!) two sheets of the grungepaper together and cut to the size you like. The typical height is 8 3/4" and the width really depends on how many inserts and accessories you use. For this one I cut mine to 9 3/4". From your trimmings you can also make a pen loop... or not. This is the first time I've made one with the pen loop, so it's up to you. Corner round your corners once you have it cut to size.



To add your bias tape I used double stick tape and just peeled it and added the bias as I went. I opened the flaps of the bias so they are on each side so both the inside and front appear "finished". This takes a little patience, take your time - it's super cute when it's completed. Treat yourself to some chocolate - you deserve it!!



If you are adding a pen loop, attach it now to the middle-ish top of the right side. Yeah, I stapled mine...just to be sure since I have not used a pen loop in the past. It'll be covered up so it's all good. Just be sure to check the legs of the staples and make sure they are not sticking up or doing anything wonky.



Now you'll want to cut your fabric with enough allowance to fold it in about a 1/4" or so and sew it onto your cover. I want you to pause a moment first... make sure your needle is the RIGHT needle to sew with, I switched mine out to a big one just in case. When you get to the pen loop your machine may want to act up, get all clunky and loud, so if it does, I'm just saying you may want to manually crank it... just saying...

Now for an easy step, Trim some matching felt for your inside, spay the heck out of it with the spray glue and adhere it to the inside. It looks so pretty now!!



For your elastic cording your going to need to punch some holes and to help with the fraying of fabric it's a good idea to use eyelets too. From the top and bottom your first hole should be about 3/8" (that's three lines on your Tim Holtz ruler) the 1/2" from that first hole then one in the center.



Cut about 16" of your elastic cording. From the top of the book take one end and go through the top hole and up the bottom, take the other end at the bottom of the book and go through the bottom hole and up the top one and tie the ends together. Your book should bend a bit, you don't want the cords to loosey goosey.

Then cut about 8" for the center add a cute charm before you tie it off and same thing - needs to be a little snug so stuff won't fall out.



And just like that you are done! Super cute right??

~Cheri

Friday, November 28, 2014

On Sale - LIMITED Quantities 5 left - Life Captured

Life Captured” Album Class kit – $35.00 ON SALE! $29.00usd


ON SALE!! $35.00 $29.00USD plus $5.00 shipping *US only*, Ships from United States within 1 -2 days. Please see store policies page for more shipping information




“Life Captured”

This album measures 8 x 7″.

This album has 10 pages including covers (19 front and back) – 3 interactive flip pages, 4 pocket pages and a fun binding for the spine.

Includes:

  • Pre-cut pages and pockets for easy assembly

  • Brads

  • Enamel Dots

  • Chipboard Buttons

  • Die cuts

  • Journal cards

  • Bingo cards

  • Alphabet flash cards

  • Stickers

What you will need to complete your kit: Basic class kit, double sided tape like score tape or red line tape, a tape runner will not be strong enough for your binding, wet and dry adhesive, corner rounder (corner chomper preferred) paper trimmer, scorer/bone folder, paper piercer and pop dots or foam tape.

ON SALE!! $35.00 $29.00USD plus $5.00 shipping *US only*, Ships from United States within 1 -2 days. Please see store policies page for more shipping information





International Shipping:
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Something Wonderful Mini tag book available



This is a tag album measuring approximately  8″h x 7″w.  This album does not stand on it’s own, it will lay on a table or shelf. I have displayed mine on a picture frame with a 8″x10″ opening using a cup hook and a decorative sheet of paper (“wood grain” from the collection) and stand (not included) to display on a book shelf in my home.



I have used the Teresa Collins Designs “Something Wonderful” collection, 

ON SALE!! $33.00 $25.00USD plus $5.00 shipping *US only*, Ships from United States within 1 -2 days. Please see store policies page for more shipping information.





About the Album:

  • Measures approximately 8″ x 7″.

  • There are 23 pages


What You will receive in your class kit:


  • Pre-cut pages

  • 2 doilies

  • Paper reinforcers

  • 20 decorative tags

  • Ephemera package

  • Sticker Sheet

  • Decorative Buttons package

  • 6 feet white ribbon

  • 1 ring

  • Detailed photographed instructions

To Complete this kit you will need:



  • Basic class kit supplies – Contact your local store for basic class kit supplies

  • Corner rounder – Chomper by We R Memory Keepers

  • 1/4″ hole punch

  • Pop Dots


ON SALE!! $33.00 $25.00USD plus $5.00 shipping *US only*, Ships from United States within 1 -2 days. Please see store policies page for more shipping information.






International Shipping:
I am happy to ship internationally, however you must email me FIRST so I can let you know what the shipping charges are.My email address is Cherinspirations{at}gmail{dot}com, Please provide which kit you would like to purchase and your complete mailing address with phone number as shown below:Country:
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On Sale!! Large Halloween 9x12 album



ON SALE!! $33.00 $25.00USD plus $5.00 shipping *US only*, Ships from United States within 1 -2 days. Please see store policies page for more shipping information.










This is a LARGE album measuring 9 x 12!! It is perfect for your coffee table or display stand. I have used the Teresa Collins Masquerade Party.About the Album:


  • Mini file folders used as full pages

  • H A L L O W E E N Black foil banner letters (9 total with matts!)

  • Measures 12" tall by 9" wide

  • This would be great to document your Halloween celebrations over the years!

  • There are 10 base pages including covers

  • 4 of the new interactive treat bags

  • There are lots of layers and demension as yo.


 

What You will receive in your class kit:


  • Pre-cut pages

  • Set of 4 file folders

  • 4 treat bags

  • 4 tags

  • Black cardstock mats all pre-cut

  • Die cut sheet

  • Embellishment sheet

  • Black ribbon

  • Enamel dots

  • 4 book rings

  • Detailed photographed instructions


To Complete this kit you will need:



  • Basic class kit supplies - Contact your local store for basic class kit supplies

  • Corner rounder - Chomper preferrable.

  • 1/4" hole punch

  • Pop Dots





ON SALE!! $33.00 $25.00USD plus $5.00 shipping *US only*, Ships from United States within 1 -2 days. Please see store policies page for more shipping information.








International Shipping:
I am happy to ship internationally, however you must email me FIRST so I can let you know what the shipping charges are.My email address is Cherinspirations{at}gmail{dot}com, Please provide which kit you would like to purchase and your complete mailing address with phone number as shown below:Country:
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A Happy Love Class kits now Available!

I have used the Teresa Collins “You Are My Happy” collection to create this countdown book.

ON SALE!! $35.00 $29.00USD plus $5.00 shipping *US only*, Ships from United States within 1 -2 days. Please see store policies page for more shipping information.


I really went out on a limb here with this book!! There is SO MUCH to look at! You are going to enjoy creating this one, I’m so excited!!

About the Album:


  • 21 pages (front and back) and covers

  • Measures 9″ tall by 6 1/2″ wide

  • This would be great to document your everyday love, special photos.

  • There are lots of layers and dimension!!

What You will receive in your class kit:


  • Pre-cut pages from You are my happy collection – Dots (foiled paper), Hearts (foiled paper), Pretty Flowers, Shooting Arrows, Spectacles, Memo Circles,  papers.

  • Note cards sheet  – “Hello tags” of 13 journal cards

  • 1 treat bags

  • 4 flag toppers

  • 3 doilies, 1 each: small, medium and large

  • Decorative Buttons

  • Sequins

  • White ribbon

  • Ephemera package

  • One roll of black with white dots washi tape

  • One roll of black/white chevron washi tape

  • Paper reinforces for your doilies

  • Book rings

  • Detailed photographed instructions

To Complete this kit you will need:



  • Basic class kit supplies – 12″ paper trimmer, Dry adhesive, wet adhesive, paper piercer, scissors, see thru ruller, A pen and pencil. Mini Sticky notes come in handy in my class so you remember where to put your photos after class if you do not bring them to the class.

  • Corner rounder – Chomper preferable.

  • 1/4″ hole punch

  • Pop Dots

  • 1 1/2″ Circle punch (or you can hand cut the circles)

  • Bone folder, Paper scorer if you have one.

ON SALE!! $35.00 $29.00USD plus $5.00 shipping *US only*, Ships from United States within 1 -2 days. Please see store policies page for more shipping information.






International Shipping:I am happy to ship internationally, however you must email me FIRST so I can let you know what the shipping charges are. My email address is Cherinspirations{at}gmail{dot}com, Please provide which kit you would like to purchase and your complete mailing address with phone number as shown below:Country:
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Dare to Dream Class Kit on Sale now!!

I have used the Teresa Collins “Hello, My name is” collection to create this journal book.


 ON SALE!! $35.00 $29.00 USD plus $5.00 shipping *US only*, Ships from United States within 1 -2 days. Please see store policies page for more shipping information.


This book is all about you, your dreams and your goals!!



About the Album:


  • 18 pages (front and back) and covers

  • 7 (14-front and back) tag/journal card mini pages

  • 12 – month journal cards

  • Measures 8″ tall by 6 1/2″ wide

What You will receive in your class kit:


  • Pre-cut pages and journal card sheets from the “Hello, my name is” collection

  • File folders and tags

  • Sticker sheet

  • Alpha sheets

  • Manila folders

  • manila tags

  • Gems

  • Book rings

  • Detailed photographed instructions

To Complete this kit you will need:



  • Basic class kit supplies – 12″ paper trimmer, Dry adhesive, wet adhesive, paper piercer, scissors, see through ruler, A pen and pencil. Mini Sticky notes come in handy in my class so you remember where to put your photos after class if you do not bring them to the class.

  • Corner rounder – Chomper preferable.

  • Teresa Collins Cut n' Emboss (optional)

  • Cinch machine to bind your book


ON SALE!! $35.00 $29.00 USD plus $5.00 shipping *US only*, Ships from United States within 1 -2 days. Please see store policies page for more shipping information.








International Shipping:I am happy to ship internationally, however you must email me FIRST so I can let you know what the shipping charges are. My email address is Cherinspirations{at}gmail{dot}com, Please provide which kit you would like to purchase and your complete mailing address with phone number as shown below:Country:
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Available for Purchase: Countdown to Christmas Book


Cost: $58.00 ON SALE!! $35.00 plus shipping. *US only*, Ships from United States within 1 -2 days. Please see store policies page for more shipping information


I have used the Teresa Collins Tinsel & Company collection paired with the Tim Holtz small folio.
About the Album:
  • Folio album

  • Measures 9″ tall by 7″ wide

  • This would be great to document your Holiday traditions new and old. My samples this year are from Christmas' past and the ohhh and awww photo's.

  • There are lots of layers and dimension
 What You will receive in your class kit:
  • Pre-cut pages from Tinsel & Company collection – Stripes, dots, Quatrefoil, Words, Damask,

  • Cards sheet of 12 journal cards

  • Pre-punched Countdown numbers from collection.

  • File Folder Package

  • Pre-cut Foil circle for cover

  • Enamel Dots and Shapes

  • Decorative Sticker sheet

  • Chipboard buttons

  • Sequins

  • Ribbon

  • Wood Ornament

  • Detailed photographed instructions

To Complete this kit you will need:
  • Basic class kit supplies – 12" ruller, Both dry (tape) and liquid adhesive - you will need enough for 25 pages. Sticky notes for photo placement, pen or pencil for notes. Ruler, Scissors.

  • Corner rounder – Chomper preferable.

  • STRONG DOUBLE SIDED TAPE (this is in addition to your regular adhesive) This is a must for this book - Red line tape is the best (it has the red plastic backing) I used both 1/2" and 1/4" in areas of the book.

  • Paper Scorer and/or bone folder


Cost: $58.00 ON SALE!! $35.00 plus shipping. *US only*, Ships from United States within 1 -2 days. Please see store policies page for more shipping information


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