Today’s Artisan Embellishment Kit creation was inspired by my new role as Grandma (5 months new)! I originally wanted to create a brag book of sorts but as I started putting this together I realized it could be a book for just about anything…brag book, smash book, calendar book or just a pretty decoration! You decide how to use it! For the purpose of this blog post I will just call it a brag book!
The first thing I will tell you about this book is that the front and back covers are actually made with the chipboard (cardboard) that comes in the Artisan Embellishment Kit! I wanted to make sure that I used everything in the kit which included the packaging materials! I actually cut out the chipboard with the scalloped square die on the big shot! Worked beautifully! I decided to make the inside pages of the brag book a similar color as the chipboard covers…so I chose to use Sahara Sand cardstock. I simply cut out a few pieces of the shara sand cardstock using the same scalloped square die….I think I have about 8 pages in this book.
Now the fun part…decorating the book! I began by cutting a piece of primrose petals cardstock about a 1/4 inch smaller than the scalloped cover. I embossed the primrose cardstock with the lacy barocade embossing folder….one of my favorite vintage style folders. On the lower part of the front cover, I used a bit of designer paper from the Tea for Two and This & That collections. From the Artisan Embellishment kit I used the following:
- A bit of white lacy trim tucked behind the designer paper
- A pink rose
- Antique brad (on the butterfly)
- White “ribbon” like trim to hold the entire book together
Of course I had to add a few “tickets” to the front of the book using “That’s the Ticket” and the “Creative Elements” stamp sets.
Important note: All of the projects showcased in the Artisan Embellishment Kit series were created using only 1 kit! A total of 11 projects were completed with just one kit…which means there is still lots more to come in this series so make sure you stay tuned!