Friday, November 28, 2008

Day Five with Julie Buhler

JustRite Stampers would like to thank Julie for sharing all her beautiful JustRite Projects with us this week. Thanks for all the organizational tips and inspiraton Julie!! You can continue enjoying Julie's creativity by visiting her blog Paper Pleasing Ideas. Today Julie has an awesome project that will help us all organize our projects for the New Year.

We all make resolutions, and then we slowly digress till we fail to keep them. Like say, we want to send cards to everyone, but soon the card doesn't even get in the envelope, much less get the stamp on it. I created an easy project to do, to keep you on track with your card giving in the New Year.
I designed this book with 24 pages. The first page is labeled January, and every other page after is the rest of the months. You write on the appropriate month the special events, occasions, etc that you will need to make cards for. If any of them need to be mailed, the page after each month is an address page. So the dates, and where they need to be mailed to are all conveniently in one place! Download and print 6 sheets of the list page. If you think you will need more than one address page per month, print off 8 sheets. Then you need to cut them in half both ways. You will now have 24 pages for your book.

Now you need 2 pieces of chipboard cut to 4.5 X 5.75 ~ I used the ones in the back of my 12 X 12 Designer Paper (DP) packs. You also need 4 pieces of DP : 2 (4.5 X 5.75), and 2 (5.5 X 6.75).


Using your Harmony rectangle block, compose the headers for your pages. I used the Trompe for the first letter of each word, and Brayton for the rest. The rest of my pages had the months of the year. Now it is time to make the covers of the book. Glue each of the chipboard pieces to the largest DP (5.5 X 6.75). Make sure it is centered, you should be left with approx. 1/2" over hang on each side. Then snip off all 8 corners on an angle

Now you can see why we cut the angles on the DP. When you glue down the over hangs, you will not get any binding in the corners. After you have glued it down, make sure to run your bone folder over the crease, to make sure the fold is crisp. Add the smaller piece of DP to the backside of the chipboard. ONLY DO THIS TO ONE PIECE FOR NOW. This will be the back cover of the book and the smaller piece of DP will face the inside of the book. Add your words to a panel that will decorate the front of the book. I used the Trompe and Brayton fonts again, but you can use what suits you more. I them layered it on a piece of scallop CS. Decorate the front of the book as desired, I added ribbon and brads. When it is all done, you glue on the last piece of DP to cover all the stuff on the backside. You can also see that I used sticky strip on my ribbon, to make sure it would stay put. Now all you have left to do is put it together. I used a Bind-It-All for mine, but you can punch holes, even add eyelets. Then you can tie it together with ribbon, use binder rings, or whatever else you can think of. This is what the inside of the book looks like. Hope you enjoy making this book and organizing for the new year. Have fun and happy stamping!!
Supplies:
JustRite Stampers:JB 08100 Brayton Font, JB 08098 Trompe Font, JB 08110 Harmony Rectangular Stamper



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14 comments:

Kelly said...

Very cool project!

Wendi K said...

Another Great Tutorial Julie...Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Rhonda Kelly said...

WOW! So cool, thanks for the tutorial. That is a fabulous little project. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Anonymous said...

Cool tutorial Julie. Thanks for sharing. Cheryl L.

Melissa said...

Oh Julie, too cute and totally cool!

Elaine said...

Julie has done a phenomenal job with projects and downloads. Thank you so much! I love this project also! :)

Whew. I'm tired just thinking about all the stuff that was made -- I am hoping that I will have some time to create stuff soon!

Chris said...

What a great ideas we all can use. Thanks so much!

Cindy M said...

I just received my new sets today.Wow can stop playing with them. Love them so much can hardly wait to get more.

Mary Davidson said...

Great project and awesome tutorial, Julie! This would make a nice gift, too! Thanks for a wonderful project.

carmen said...

WHERE DO YOU GET THE DOWN LOAD FROM..THIS IS GREAT

StampinCathy said...

This is another fabulous and creative idea. The tutorial was so easy to follow and thanks for the download. YOU ROCK JULIE!

annesatx said...

This looks great but I can't download the pages? Where do I click for the download?

Lori Mueller said...

This is a very CUTE book....thanks for the tutorial. I'm unable to download the lined pages so that I can start making one for myself. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation!

chelemom said...

Awesome idea!!! Love all of the projects you have presented this week!