Anyway as you can see these little beauties are not art journaling - they are however teacher and teaching assistant gifts for my son to take in at Christmas - don't you love those papers!! Some of you may be wondering why so many - explanation - my son attends both after school club and breakfast club - so many many gifts to make!
I bought the papers from Dyan of Art from the Heart fame http://www.afth.co.uk/ when I went to the Great Northern Papercraft show in September. The papers are an absolute delight to use and lend themselves to the colour yellow - which I discovered in amongst my stash I have rather a large quantity of! Woo - hoo - so not only using gorgeous papers but also using up cardstock that I obviously don't use a lot of! Apologies for the reflection, the front of the book has a 6" x 4" frame attached - hence the reflection.
Close ups - added xmas red stickles and glossy accents.
The present makes you feel so Christmassy - it's like tinsel!
I love all the images amongst the papers!
This one's my favourite - little red xmas stickles to his hat!
The inside of the book is paper on the inside covers and then a concertina with pockets attached, the tags are all made with matching papers!
Even when supplies were starting to run low - a little bit of distressing and before you know it you've managed to cover the inside page! I actually think this looks even better than just one paper!
Loving the trees and the Baubles!
Then what to do with the leftovers? I bought some cheap gift bags (3 for a £1) and used a blonde moments stamp with stazon and then attached the little left over papers, corner rounded with added stickles and glossy accents. Going to cut the teacher's names out with my big shot to attach to the front of the bag and ta-da - all done! For the bargain price of wait for it - wait for it £2.96 excluding yellow cardstock (of which I already had ample supplies) - so not only handcrafted gifts but on a budget as well. The downside - well they are so addictive I'm wondering who else to give one to for Christmas - well it's a way of using up yellow cardstock and means I can buy more of the papers tee hee.