On Saturday I taught a class & did a quick live video on Facebook of how to create a Star Book. Here are the close up photos, measurements & cutting instructions and a link to the Facebook video.
For the cover I used the Good Life Prints, Farmyard Friends and Humble & Kind stamp sets.
Here is the inside view of the pages you can add pictures to or some inspiring quotes & stamped images. It is important to note that the inside surface of the pages are 4″ x 4″ so you will need to take that into account if your make this a mini scrapbook.
When the star book is fully opened for display it forms a 7 pointed star.
Star Book Pieces & Measurements:
2 chipboard covers 4″ x 6 “
Paper for covers is trimmed 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″
You will need 7 sets of pages to form the star
Outer pages are 4″ x 12″ scored at 6″ & folded in half
Middle pages are 4″ x 10″ scored at 5″ & folded in half
Inside pages are 4″ x 8″ scored at 4 inches & folded in half
Ribbon 28″ – 30″ long
White Liner Tape
Please refer to video for assembly instructions.
Please share your Star Books in the comments if you choose to create one. I’d love to see your designs.
I have been hard at work trying to come up with some fresh & innovative designs to share with you and also as a submission for the FSJ Creative Team. It energizes my art to search for new ideas & techniques to inspire your creativity.
I had a lot of fun developing the Zig-Zag & Swirl background techniques but haven’t created much with them. I saw an idea on Pinterest that turned into these 2 cool cards using the Swirl background technique in one Gel Press pull. Let’s walk through how to create these.
1 each Pool Play & Limeade Splash card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ folded in half
2 Whip Cream pieces cut 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and 5 1/4″ x 4″
Scraps of Turbo Teal, Electric Lime, Pool Play & Lemon Drop cardstocks for die cutting
1 Create-A-Palette – mine is inked in Limeade Splash, Electric Lime, Lemon Drop, Cool Pool & Turbo Teal reinkers
Pool Play & Black Licorice inkpads
Leaf Pattern, Summer Branch & Special Days Tag Dies
Fiddle Leaf embossing folder
Remarkable You & Thread Sketch stamp sets
On your Pool Play card base stamp Thread Sketch in Pool Play ink on front & set aside.
Take the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Whip Cream card stock & die cut Leaf Pattern from it.
Using your Gel Press, swirl the Create-A-Palette over the surface. Carefully lay the die cut Leaf Pattern over the ink. Add the 5 1/4″ x 4″ Whip Cream over top of die cut & gently rub to transfer ink to both pieces. This will create your double print allowing you to make 2 cards. Here is a quick technique video on this step:
Attach patterned pieces to card bases. The negative print onto Limeade Splash & the Leaf Pattern die cut onto Pool Play. Sprinkle with Sparkle Silk & set aside.
Finishing the Cards:
Pool Play card __ A – using the elongated hexagon shapes from the Special Days Tag set, die cut large Lemon Drop & small Pool Play pieces. B – Stamp Lemon Drop piece in Pool Play ink using the Thread Sketch. C – Stamp Sentiment of choice from Remarkable You in Black Licorice ink on Pool Play shape. D – Layer shaped pieces together, sprinkle with Sparkle Silk & pop up with Foam Squares on card.
Limeade Splash card __ A – With Summer Branch die cut Turbo Teal & Electric Lime leaves. B – Emboss Electric Lime piece with the Fiddle Leaf embossing folder. (Note: the embossed leaf piece will be fragile, handle carefully to prevent it tearing.) C – Adhere die cuts together slightly off set to create a shadow effect and attach to card. D – Stamp sentiment of choice onto card base in Black Licorice ink.
I hope this tutorial has inspired you to create & play with your art supplies.