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Penny Duncan

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Weekend Is Done…..

Isn’t it amazing how quick our weekends tend to fly by!!!!!  Seems like we blink and they’re done!!!
I did have some fun in my ARTHaven this weekend….My aunt came over and we played in my ARTHaven for several hours….She is just getting into crafting and is trying to learn all she can on how bet utilize all her fun crafting tools she’s recently invested in!!!! 
She wanted me to create something from start to finish so she could just watch me….so I decided to work on one of my swaps I needed to make for my SCALSocialConnection Group…..This was a book swap……we just have to incorporate the use of our Cricuts or cutting machine in the creation of the book…….
Here’s my creation…….

The base of the front and back of the book are Pizza bite boxes….I cut down and then covered with decorative paper…this paper is by K&C Company they make such beautiful papers!!!!
I then took some paper I purchased from my friend Kanan who lives in India to make the strip on the edge of the front cover….I took a fancy edged ruler and ripped the edge of the paper…then ran through my Cuttlebug to texturize the paper even more then hit with a couple colors of my Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads……
I rounded the corners with my Crop-A-Corner punch…which I LOVE……..and used regular school paper that I cut down to match the size of the book…….
I then used some of my CUT FILES I have designed and created several months back……….I’m sharing images of the cut files here….IF you are interested in any of them you may click the image and it will take you to the page on My Website where you may obtain them……

Once I had them all cut with my Cricut I then used my Cubblebug to texturize them and my Inkpads to distress the edges……..I used Rhinestone Brads in the middle of the flowers and adhered to the book……I then cut some slits in the front cover because once  had the other items on I felt it still needed something so I decided on my next favorite medium to use….ribbon!!! Surprise Surprise huh!!! LOL  Then used my Bind-It-All to punch my holes and attach the wire coil!!!!
Then I had been wanting to create a Gift Card/Money Card holder different then the one I did a couple of weeks ago……I thought I would share it here with you as well…..
Ok, So these are my contributions for this evening….Now I must get some much needed beauty sleep…Monday morning comes early!!!!  As always….THANK YOU for coming by to visit with me…….It really really means alot!!! I hope you will come by again…..I pray you all have a VERY blessed Monday!!! Until next time…   
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