Saturday, November 19, 2011

Accordian Lesson Handouts -RS- & Two Hours Sleep

Every second Sunday, I teach a class for the ladies that attend Relief Society. Though the message is based on religious beliefs, I thought that you might like to see the design of the project/handout. Believe it or not I made 50 of these things, all from scraps with the exception of the buttons, and ribbon. As to the time involved...it took at least five times longer than I thought it would. And despite the fact that I had planned well in advance and started the project 4 days before, it turned out that I only had two hours of sleep before going to church to teach that lesson. Guess what I did when I got home?

I came up with the idea of creating an accordian file with three vellum pockets to hold 3 tabbed cards.One card to have an image while the other two would include points discussed in the lesson. I have three left after handing them out on the 12th and these are they. I meant to take a photo of all of them in the basket. What a beautiful sight it was with all the various colours- pastels, bright and vibrant, dark and earthy, you name it, I had made it. Really wish I had taken that photo. Here are the three I had left.

To give you an idea of their size, they are 3 3/4 inches (9.525 cm) tall and 2 1/4 inches (5.715 cm) wide. I made the ribbons long enough so that if untied they could be hung from a door, dresser, cupboard knob, or hung from a rear view mirror, etc. Inside, this is what you find.

And, taking the tabbed cards out...

Just for an interesting tidbit, I used 6 rolls of double sided adhesive crafting tape that I get from the Dollar Giant. One roll usually lasts me a while. Well there you have it. Thank you for stopping by again today, and happy crafting!





TOOLS & MATERIALS

Spellbinders: Labels Four, Labels Fourteen
Paper and Cardstock Scraps
Handmade Rolled Flowers made earlier from scraps
Martha Stewart Punch: Evergreen Branch
PTI Buttons
All text printed from Word documents/computer
ScorPal
Xyron sticker maker (for the tabs)
Fiskars: Apron Lace Border Punch
Ink Blending tool
Assortment of inks to match paper colours

6 comments:

Dana said...

Mom, these are gorgeous!! You must post a tutorial! Really... you must! ;)
This brings to mind a certain "forget-me-not" from Uchtdorf's talk... ;)

The Mama Monkey said...

These are SO PRETTY and I love that you used your stash for them! They were worth the lack of sleep. :)

As a side, do you live in Utah? I lived in Layton for 5 years. :) And I see that Dana is your daughter. Maybe we really were twin sisters. HA! (We once made a card with the same set of stamps that was STRIKINGLY similar!)

Have a great weekend!

Sabrina said...

Mama Monkey, Thank you. I currently live in Victoria, BC. I have a sister living in SLC. I'd love to look at both our cards! Which card are you referring to? Love your blog, and it's hard to believe that winter is here again for all of us. Glad Victoria isn't that cold, but it can feel a lot colder than what the temp is.

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh yes, my neighbor to the East...you feel the cold too! -38 here this AM and I have my kids at swim lessons, indoors of course. LOL

Sorry...Dana and I had the 'matching' cards. :) I will have to find it on my blog and link it for you. It was crazy! Here it is:
http://the-monkey-hut.blogspot.com/2011/04/ssds-spring-lanterns.html

Enjoy your Saturday! May it be filled with lots of paper and ink!

Shirley said...

Very creative and very very pretty too!

Trish and Treasure said...

Wow, this is fantastic!! You are amazing!!!Beautiful work!!!
Trish