Saturday, October 27, 2007

Sweet Mareballa Make and Take

I’ve recently created an altered frame album, to put on my desk at work.

To create this album I used 3 Really Big Chips by Bazzill, but you can use any kind of chipboard or sturdy sheets of cardboard. I tied the chipboard together with Daisy Bucket ribbon.

Here is my project;

You can also see a close up of the project here.

If you wish to create this project, here are the step by step instructions;

1) Ink all the edges of the chipboard;
2) Trace shape of chipboard on desired pattern paper or cardstock. Cut out traced paper.

3) Glue pattern paper to chipboard and sand the edges to give a smooth finish. You can also ink the edges of the paper once you are done sanding.

4) Pierce 2 wholes on the edges of the chipboard. These wholes will tie the sheets of chipboard together. 5) Add embellishments;

6) Cut ribbons to tie sheets/frames together. My pieces of ribbon were 5inches long; this length gave me plenty of ribbon to work with. I also use a moist wash cloth to wet the ribbon and then I twirled it around a paper piercer to give it a curled effect.

Close up of tied ribbons;

You final product should be able to stand alone on a flat surface.

I hope that you have enjoyed this project!!!!

Have fun creating!

Mélanie Blackburn