Wednesday, 22 July 2015

A good book and a nice cup of tea

This week at Shopping Our Stash the challenge is called Don't get Stressed, get De-stressed!  - nothing to do with distressing, but asking us to show what makes us relax. Well for me, there is nothing more relaxing than a good book and a nice cup of tea.

I've had a couple of tiny, teeny miniature books in my stash for a long time, they were sent to me by Millie Johnson who wrote one of the titles they represent, so they were natural choices for on my card. But as well as those, the timing of this challenge was perfect because over the last few days I've been looking through all my "Not used for ages" stuff and deciding whether I'll ever use it again, and when I came to my Bookatrix scoring board, I  had the idea of using the smallest page to create a miniature book-style embellishment for on a card.

I scored the smallest page, and cut it out as usual, then I used "newsprint" paper from the dovecraft Curiousity Corner 6 x 6 pad to score three times more, this time cutting INSIDE the scored line. Sticking everything together along the central line gave me a "book" with a cover and three pairs of pages. You can see the effect of using several pages in the second photo.

And I've just realised that as I also have the Mini Boox scoring board, I can make even smaller books using the smallest page of that, although the newsprint paper may be a bit oversized for that. But I'll give it a try next time!

All the other papers, images and bits and bobs are from my stash. I sort of felt obliged to distress the background paper for the sake of the distress/de-stress wordplay!


5 comments:

  1. Jane!!! It's almost like you made this card just for me! A cuppa and a good book, nothing is better than that! I adore those mini books they are just so cute!! This is all over crafty awesomeness!! Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our De-Stress challenge!

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  2. Fabulous card! Don't you just love it when you go through all the long-forgotten crafty things and find a use for them again? xx

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  3. Fabulous card! Don't you just love it when you go through all the long-forgotten crafty things and find a use for them again? xx

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  4. Great card! Love all your design elements! Thanks for stopping by Shopping Our Stash to show us how you De-stress!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  5. ok, YES!!! a book & a nice cup of tea would work PERFECTLY for relaxation!!! plus it makes a mighty nice card! :) thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (de-stressing!) STASH with us this week! ♥

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