Monday, January 9, 2012

First RS Handout of 2012

Living what we believe -  All walks of life have trouble at times living what we truly believe. Since the outlined lesson refers to someone who wrote a personal creed to live by, I thought that it would be nice to make something that the ladies in class could write their own personal creed on and be able to display it somewhere discretely as a personal reminder. What though?

I had been given a couple of packages of light blue cardstock from a business that no longer wanted them and thought that I might be able to use it for this project. But what to make? I then came up with the idea of a sleeve frame! That's what I'm calling it anyway. So, starting at the beginning of last week, I began the preparations to make 55 of them. I knew this project would take time, and I'm glad I had the time at the end of each day for the last week to work on it. And here they are.


I tried to make a few different looks with varying the embellishments I chose - about 5 different styles/looks. I was able to use up a lot of my $1 store embellishments that I purchased between1 and 2 years ago. I ended up using them for something other than what I had originally bought them for, but I can always come up with something when I need it.

Each one is free standing sleeve frame and measures 7"W including the tag, but not the ribbon, by 4 1/2" H. The person can gently trace the outline of the Labels Fourteen frame and write their personal creed that they come up with. Or, they can put a picture of their choice in that spot and write their creed on the back of the giant tag to keep it more personal. They will be reminded of their creed when they look at it. Should they desire to read it again, they can pull out the tag.


Yes, I used a gold metallic gel pen, tracing the Spellbinders die on all 55  - while watching TV  ;)


With the piece I die cut out of the sleeve, I scored and attached to the back as a stand for the frame sleeve as seen next. For the giant tag, I used Spellbinders Labels Six on the ribbon end.


Oh, the "My personal Creed" banners I had figured out the size beforehand, and typed and placed them accordingly, printing them onto PTI Kraft cardstock. I cut those out using my paper slicer - while watching TV  ;) and snipped each end.

So there you have it - 55 sleeve frames.

Now if I was making my own, I would have made it a little differently, and embellished it differently. I wonder should I make one, and show it to you?

Thank you so much for checking in today. We love to have you stop by. Wishing you all a good week with some great crafting time!




TOOLS & MATERIALS

SPELLBINDERS: Labels Fourteen, Labels Six
EMBELLISHMENTS: $1 Store -  stickers, dimensional cardboard embellishments, dimensional laser cut paper & my own computer created banners
PTI Kraft cardstock
Gold Metallic Gel Pen
Ribbon Punch
Ribbon
ScorPal

2 comments:

Diane J said...

Oooh what a lovely idea, they are all so pretty... thanks also for leaving your lovely comments about my card.
Diane xx

Dana said...

These are awesome!