Friday, December 7, 2012

Day 7: April Showers 'n' Flowers - 2 Memo Pad Covers

My teaching, let it fall like a gentle rain,
        my words arrive like morning dew,
    Like a sprinkling rain on new grass,
        like spring showers on the garden.
Deuteronomy 32:2

Welcome to the Third Annual ’25 Days of Christmas’ in conjunction with My Paper, the blogsite for which I am on the regular Design Team – and loving it!  Here’s a bit of an introduction, history and explanation of what you can expect during this 25 Days of December.  Don’t worry if you’ve missed any of the original posts to this point – You can click on links on Melin’s post to get to posts from previous days.  I am posting on Days 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 18, 20, and 25, corresponding to the days of this month – and possibly some other days in between, depending on how my time goes…

We have almost 30 designers who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to create some spectacular projects to share with you! So pull up a comfy chair and get ready to be inspired! There will be daily projects featuring:
* Cricut Cartridges
*Electronic Die Cutting Files
(Svg type, using Pazzles, Silhouette, Gazelle, Cameo type Machines)
*Digital Stamps with Coloring
(Using Copics, Digital and other coloring mediums)
*Stamping and Inking
*Traditional Dies, Punches and all the other tools we love.
A Little Something For EVERY TYPE of "Paper Crafter"

Format: Each day the designers were given a “theme” to work with, so each day will be different.  We will also have a daily FREE Cutting File and a daily FREE Digital Stamp-Printable along with some FREE Royalty-Free Vintage Graphics. Today's theme:

Today’s Theme is for the month of April – Showers and Flowers. With all of the rain we’ve been having here in CA recently – and with my passion for flowers (with a last name of ‘Blossom’ how could I not have that??!!) – this was a relatively easy task!  I often pick up Memo Pads and other small gift-type items that I can ‘enhance’ with my paper-crafting touches and I looked through my shelf of these and came up with two pads that were appropriate to this theme and would go nicely with the FREE ‘Angel Vintage Digi’ for today over at Melin’s.  

Here is the original ds file – and then what I chose to do with the other options offered in the .zip file for the Memo Pad Covers –

*  I measured the Pads, added a ‘margin on each side, top and bottom of it and also for the spine.  I used Kraft cardstock for these 2 covers, as each pad had that color in the papers.
*  I used the Black and White version of the digi printed on light gray cardstock for one and the Rosewash version printed on cream parchment cardstock for the other one.

*  For the B/W version –
**  I used scraps of other projects and tied them all together for a completed look. 
**  I used a lacey punch on a square of black cardstock and on straight pieces for the border. 
**  I used the corner pieces cut from it to make ‘photo corners’ for the picture. 
**  I cut the square apart to ‘offset frame’ the picture of the Angel. 
**  I had a scrap of flower-embossed Vellum from another project and I cut it into strips to ‘frame the frame.’ 
**  I punched leaves from wallpaper scraps. 
**  I punched flowers from silver cardstock, tool embossed them to give dimension and adhered a black gem to the centers.
** I faux-stitched on the trim pieces with a ‘We R Memory Keepers Faux-stitching Roller’ and a Silver gel pen.
**  I stapled a piece of cardstock to the inside back of the Cover and slid the Memo Pad into it for now.  The Memo Pad has a magnet attached to the back of it, should the recipient decide to post it somewhere, also.


For the Rosewash version –

Here is the cutting file I used on this one -

            **  I corner-rounded the corners of the cover. 
**  I corner-rounded the picture, inked the edges and added faux-stitching.
            **  I used the ‘Tag and Snowflake cf  (from Day 2) and cut just the back piece and one layer for the tag here. 
            **  I ran the top layer through my hand-held paper ‘Wave’ roller.
            **  I tied a bow to the tag with hemp string.
            **  Using a corner punch and a straight punch, I made 2 borders pieces and lightly inked them.
            **  I used the ‘We R Memory Keepers Faux-stitching Roller’ and then a Brick Red pen.
            **  I punched leaves and tiny flower blossoms with MS punches, tool-embossed them for dimension and added Gold Glitter Stickles for the flower centers.
**  I stapled a piece of cardstock to the inside back of the Cover and slid the Memo Pad into it for now.  The Memo Pad has a magnet attached to the back of it, should the recipient decide to post it somewhere, also.

These are fairly quick to make and are great for quick gifts.  One can add a pen hooked to the inside stapled band.  (Packages of 10 at the $$Store…)
Come again each day of the month at My Paper Crafting to see all of the wonderful projects - and come see my next projects on the dates mentioned above - !  ;-}

As mentioned above, Melin will be giving away FREE digital die cutting files, digital printables and vintage graphics. Please note: Each day we will have new files. Be sure to stop by each day as they will be free one day only! Please also note, the free files will have a price listed by them, but when you add them to your cart to check out, they will be free during the day they are posted only. These files have been generously donated by Be sure to take advantage of the great 50% off sale on all downloadable files through December!

Today’s FREE files are –

Here are just some of the prizes we will be sharing with you!

~ Quick Quotes Prize Pack
~ The Twinery: Twine
~ Gift Certificate
~ Gift Certificate
~ Melinda Beltran: Close To My Heart Stamping Items
~ Miscellaneous Weekly Prizes

We will share details on all of these prizes as the days unfold. 

Be a follower of Melin’s My Paper Crafting blog AND leave a comment on any of our daily posts.   That's it, that's all we ask!!! Please only one comment per day.  ALSO join us on our Facebook Page and leave a comment telling us you did and that will be an extra chance to win! Pretty easy!

Thank you for joining us today. Be sure to go back tomorrow for some more great projects and our new FREEBIES!

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