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Saturday, February 12, 2011


I don't know how many times I visited a blog and told the person how fantastic I think their project is and I want to try it someday. Well, the last couple of days I have been slaving over this coin envelope book that I saw when I visited Stephanie's blog. I figured it was a nice project as it wasn't very big. Of course you can make it whatever size you want but for the most part they are small. I have a ton of small papers and I can finally use some of them up on this project as I even have great tags from previous swaps in my drawer and I was going to use them someday but never did yet.  So this is a perfect, quick project for me....right? WRONG! I now have a deep appreciation for all the books out there made from tags or envelopes and can tell you first would have been easier if I made the book from 12x12 pages!!! (Notice no one warns you about that part.)
I don't have a way to do a video so I had to show you in pictures. The first pictures is how the pages look closed and the second is with the tags for their pages. I didn't go crazy taking shots of this as all the tags have 2 sides decorated and many with a 2nd tag. They can be used for a journal, small picture, ect. Some have little places for small items like movie ticket stubs and maybe one of those coins you squish a penny and make a scene on, or for whatever. You probably can't read the writing so I will tell you what it says. As I said, this was inspired by a video done by Stephanie over there at the Dragonfly Chronicles. (Note the name of her blog....Dragonfly....).

IF there were a secret garden, what would it comprise? Fragrant flowers, a babbling brook, Butterflies? Dragonflies, birds and bees? There would be all of these.  ~Linda Wall Hall
He who plants a garden plants Happiness  ~Chinese Proverb
Different flowers look good to different people. ~Chinese Proverb
Butterflies drift in color: illuminating spring
Keep a tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. ~Chinese Proverb
Rabbit side: Every season brings its own joy. ~Russian Proverb
Flower side: The sun shines upon all alike. ~English Proverb
(Bet you thought I was going to say Chinese Proverb again!)
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you ~Maori Proverb
Dragonflies move in graceful unison to the refrain of unheard music.

Remember if you want to see the video and grab a DS  file for her project, head over to the Dragonfly Chronicles or if you would like to try this project yourself you can grab my SVG of the coin envelope. I didn't add one for tags as no matter which program you use I am sure you have a tag. If you have any questions on this or any of my projects, drop me a line. Thanks and bye for now!

1 comment:

  1. Sue I love your mini. You did such a great job! I love the colors and the embellies you used are great! I read your whole post and you're right, its not as easy as it looks but the end results are worth every moment that you spend working on your project. Thanks for the mentions and the links to my blog! I am going to post a link on my blog back to you. Again Great work!


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