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Monday, February 21, 2011

A Bird Book

Well, I actually started AND finished a project!  LOL!  Big news, for me! :)  I had a paper "play date" with my friend, Marci.  I wanted to test out my new binding machine (The Cinch....... LOOOOOOOVE IT!)  I made two mini books and I actually completed this one today! :)
I have to interject here that the Cinch machine is fabulous!  It is super easy to use and very intuative.  Sizing is simple and you don't have to measure (unless you really WANT to!)  :)
Ok, the project.............
I have always wanted to make a little book out of shipping tags.  I decided to just wing it and make it up as I went along. (Although, I'm very sure that this has been done before, but all I did was fold over the pages and make pockets for the little tags.  Simple and fun! :)

I colored the tags by scrunching and covering with Distress Inks. (about 3-4 "coats")  I stamped some random flowers as the background.  Then I stamped the word TWEET (I know......soooooooooooooooo original) with the new Alpha Stamps by Ten Seconds Studio.  They are awesome!!  Colored the images with colored pencils. 

The bird on the front cover is a Sizzix die cut (from a shipping tag)  distressed and colored with Distress Inks.  I embossed w/ a Tim Holtz folder and then highlighted some areas with Glossy Accents.  It is "pop-dotted" onto the front cover.

The tags are just small shipping tags distressed with ink and then stamped with random bird images and topped off with some pretty fibers.
Tied the binding coils with fabric and lace strips........
Voila!  'tis finished!! :) 

These are the tags (front and back) inside the book:


  1. Cute book. I just love the distressed ink look


  2. Beautiful... love the colors. Good luck with your new cutting machine. My daughter has the cricket (am I spelling that correctly) anyway, I've used it a few times, but not too impressed. Keep up the great art. Saw your post on art tecniques.