Friday, May 3, 2013

Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut Challenge: Mom

Hello to all!  This weeks challenge at Stuck on U Sketches is to use the word Mom or a die cut of a woman on something.  I opted to make a note paper holder, which can make a great gift.  When closed it looks like a little book.

 I used the SVG Cuts Attic Treasures pattern for the book.  I upgraded my Silhouette Studio to  the designer edition to I can take advantage of the great SVG files out there on the web.  I really like the way this was designed, for when the lid is opened, it stays opened, which led me to designing the inside cover.   Pumplin Patch Stamps had an offer I couldn't refuse.  Not only do they have the cheapest price for the upgrade I could find, but they also offered a $10 gift certificate at SVG Cuts with the purchase. The file is originally sized for the Cameo, but I only have the SD so, I had to conform the size to 8.5 x 11. 

I used Bazzil csrdstock for the base. Then cut the panels and interior lining using the Glitz Design patterned paper as a fill.  It can be found in the Silhoutte online design store.  The cameo was also found there.

To give the project a little more sturdiness for use, I coated the interior book pages and cover with Matte Medium.  It gave it a great book like finish to the cover.  I think I will invent a book cover impression stamp for matte medium to make it even more realistic...hint, hint manufacturers.  At first I was planning on decorating the front with flowers, metal keys...etc.  But then I thought sometimes simple is better.  If to sit with other books, I would want it to be flat. so it looks more realistic.  However, if I only had some wet cement handy, this really could make a great bookend if decorated. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a super cute idea! Beautiful patterns and colors!