Just Add Ink have a Colour Challenge this week. When I first looked at the colours I was thinking about making a Father’s Day card, as these colours would be perfect for a masculine card. However, I decided that I have been neglecting the displaying of photos of my children so I made a squash book. The instructions for the squash book are on the Splitcoaststampers website.
Stamps: Fox and Friends, Basic Phrases
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Haiku DSP (retired)
Ink: Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Owl Punch, I heart heart punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Cropadile, Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty Punches, Timeless Type Junior alphabet, Small Star Punch, Word Window Punch,Old Olive Ribbon, 9 x9 cm (3 1/2″) coasters, towbow glue
I started with two 9 x 9 cm (3 1/2″) coasters which you can get from most craft stores. I had some laying in the drawer. I adhered the Chocolate Chip cardstock to the coasters using Tombow Glue. I scored 3 pieces of cardstock and joined them together. I used Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand and Old Olive (I ran out of Certainly Celery). Once I had folded the layers to form the squash book. I added photos, punches, DSP and cardstock to decorate the inside. I also added the first letter for each of my children’s name and the sentiment ‘family’ from the Basic Phrases stampset.
For the front and the back of the squash book I added layers of Night of Navy, Old Olive, Sahara Sand and Haiku DSP. When I adhered them to the front and the back I made sure that I did not adhere the ribbon to the base, so that it can slide when you open the squash book. To finish of the book, I stamped the Owl from the Fox and Friends stamp set and punched it out using the 1 1/4″ circle punch. I mounted this on a 1 3/4″ Circle and an extra-large Scallop Circle.
There you have my take on this week’s challenge. I hope you don’t mind that I substituted the Certainly Celery with the Old Olive.