Okay, I am taking another little break from my major undertaking of house cleaning for our garage sale. I have basically completed my craft room, all the baby stuff and the kitchen. I now only have a few more rooms to go….
Since Father’s day is going to be sneaking up on us pretty quickly I actually got a jump on things this year. I had purchased the Sizzix accordion frame back in November and of course it has just sat on the shelf. I decided it was time to use it or lose it so to speak. I realized it would work very well as a Father’s Day gift.
This is what it will look like when you give it to your father. You will pull the twine on the right side and it will open to be a cool stand alone element which will fit a 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch photo. You dad/father can then proudly display this on their desk.
Here is a close up of two of the panels to show the stamping which crated a unique patten paper.
To create this look I used the tools from the You’re the Best stamp set C1571 and used second generation stamping with Chocolate ink on Colonial white paper. If you have never heard of second generation stamping what you do is ink up you stamp like you would normally do then stamp it the first time on a scratch sheet of paper and then stamp it a second time on your actual paper. The effect is a softer more subtle stamped image.
For this project I used my Silhouette to cut the majority of the images. I did use the Cricut to cut the banners on the cover.
Products used for this project:
- Timberline paper pack X1782B
- Twilight cardstock X5666
- Colonial White cardstock 1388
- Chocolate cardstock X5643
- Brown and Tan Glitter Paper Z1830
- Chocolate Ink Z2111
- Twilight Ink Z2160
- You’re the Best Stamp set C1571
- Baker’s twine
- Brown twine (my stash)
Okay back to my Spring Cleaning….