OK, so today was SU Regionals in Hamilton! I have to say overall I had a SUPER FUN day! I met so many sweet people, I got cheered for when I did my wow (this was a warm and fuzzy!), I got some great swaps and it was just a great day out with the ladies (and no kids!!!!) SO, I thought I'd share with you my demonstration I did on stage today in front of 350 other demonstrators. I have to say that I was pretty nervous but once I got up on stage I just babbled away and next thing you know the 5 minutes were up, my wow was shown, people seemed happy and I felt great! Thanks to all of you that were there and cheered me on! Here goes....
2 sheets for your covers (4 1/4 x 5 1/2...standard card) - score 1 of these 1 inch from the end
4 sheets of white paper for your inside pages - all of them scored at 1 inch from the end as this will make turning the pages easier
1 sheet of scrapbook paper (our thinner double sided paper works best, the beautiful paper from our Simply Scrappin Kits are too thick) - score this at 3/4 inch from each end and then at 1 3/4 inches (the middle)
4 jumbo eyelets
decorations for your outside cover
3. Wrap this scrapbook paper around the end of your book, this is the binding.
7. Now, we all know what the back of an eyelet looks like.....well, here goes the WOW!!!! Let's set another jumbo eyelet inside the first eyelet to hide the split metal back!!!!
8. Simply place the eyelet on the post of your crop-o-dile, and position it on the back of the other eyelet. Put it into the hole, squeeze and VOILA you have the look of a pretty eyelet on both sides of your project.....how cool is that????
I thought this little booklet would be perfect to keep all the important information on my little chub-a-lub! I’ve got it in my purse so when I’m at the doctor’s I can jot down the information (like he weighs 19 pounds now!!!) and know where it is.
I have to have that moment of 'wow, I can't believe I figured that out!!!' to say that I discovered this a few weeks back when I was playing with my crop-o-dile. I had to justify having it so I continued playing around and figured this out!!! I'm sure it's probably not 'new' but it certainly was new to me!!! Here are some other samples of the book I showed today at Regionals. Keep your eyes out on the SU site as well as they may appear under the Hamilton Regionals in weeks to come!!!
Rather than placing white pages in this little booklet, I actually put in four photographs. I cut the pictures to 4 x 5 1/2 and then finished off the book like the other one. I have made one of these for my grandma as a thank you for the great summer memories at the cottage. I think she'll enjoy the idea of the photos and then I wrote my message on the inside back cover.
I made this little booklet for my cable loving children! I didn't realize how many commercials are on TV and how often I'd hear "Wow, mom, you should see this!!!" (They know not to say....I want....) So rather than having to look at every plastic junky toy with a catchy toon on TV I told the kids they can write their wish list in this little book so they wouldn't forget and then it would help come Christmas time!
This is the final booklet sample I made to show at Regionals today. It is simply a little journalling book. I stamped on all the inside pages with the stamp set and could be used for a creative journal or jot notes!
Well, it's been a CRAZY and FUN day but I am heading off to bed now (I've been up since 5, which is far too early for me!) Let me know what you think and if you'd like to give it a try! I'll be posting a Regional special tomorrow so keep an eye on the blog!
*Hi Vivian! I'll try and answer your question about the eyelets. If you're still stuck please email me and I"ll help you out some more. To do the eyelet, set the first eyelet in the hole as usual. Then, where the split back is from this eyelet (so the back of your page) put the other eyelet in as if you are setting it as usual through a paper hole. I find this only works with the larger eyelets (the smaller ones are more difficult) and I also find you have to use a crop-o-dile. I didn't have as much luck with my other eyelet setters. Good luck!