Saturday, March 21, 2015

Michael Strong Group Spring 2015 Blog Hop

To celebrate Spring 2015 the Michael Strong Group is having a BLOG HOP
I hope you take a break to stop by all the blogs!

If you are following the hop, you have come from
BTW, there is a list of all the blog stops at the end of this post.

Below are the pages inside my little booklet, plus a tutorial.
I used Mike's alphabet, mini cloisonne butterfly and dragonfly stamps on the front.
The background was made with Distress stains, dabbed onto my craft sheet and spritzed with water.
Used fibers from my stash to join the pages.
I added a little bit of stamping on the inside pages
leaving plenty of room to write some heartfelt wishes or  journal entries.
Used some bird/nesting stamps and sentiment from PrintWorks.

Michael Strong's mini cloisonne dragonfly and butterfly.

 Stamped Mike's mini flower, and drew the stem and leaves with a marker.
Mike's mini cloisonne shapes.
 Mike's mini heart.

For the "button and string closure...
cut a piece of 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock in half lengthwise.
This gives a 4.25 x 11 inch strip of  paper.
Fold that in half for a 4.25 x 5.5 inch tag booklet.
To get the tag shape, trim the ends as shown.
For the closure punch two 5/8 inch circles (for front and back)
from cardstock or sturdy printed paper.

In the center of the circles, punch a 1/8 inch hole in each circle.

Place the circle on the back part of the tag booklet.
Mark where the hole should be and punch it in the tag.
Layer the string as shown.

Turn booklet over.
The above picture shows inside view of the back part of tag booklet.

Set your eyelet, and voilĂ !...string is attached.

Here is the outside back view.
The front side does not have the string, just the circle attached with an eyelet.


For the inside pages cut 2 pieces of paper
4 x 8 inches each and score each page in half.

Punch two 1/8 inch holes along the center fold as shown.
Punch 1/8 inch holes in your mini booklet to match
using a pencil to mark the spot.
Thread fibers or twine to join the pages into a booklet.
Thanks for visiting!

Your next Blog Hop stop is

Here are links to all the stops on the hop!
Heidi Wegman
You are here: Laura Holm

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a lovely little booklelt!
Sarah Stainback

chaoscorner said...

Beautiful colours on your book cover Laura - my favourite - and I like the idea of a booklet with Mike's stamps following through with your comments/memories etc.

Lyngo said...

Wonderful Laura . Thank you for sharing the great tutorial for this mini album .

Hugs;
Lynn G.

Carolee said...

Very nice book! Great tutorial. Thanks.

Hetty said...

Love your booklet, Laura and a tutorial!!You go girl! Such lovely soft colors. Thanks somuch for playing along in the blog hop.

CraftyJo said...

Very nice Laura, and thanks for the mini-tutorial on eyelet/string setting, very useful :)

Heidi said...

What a great cover! I'll have to try this booklet idea sometime.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wonderful project! I am new to Michael Strong so I'm checking out the hop! Thank you for the inspiration!

Dorly Weitzen said...

Laura, your spring booklet is so cute! I love its cover, I can feel it's in motion. TFS
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

Diana Enns said...

What a fun project - love the bird nest theme. Have a great spring.

Confettiny said...

Thank you so much for showing how you made this booklet, Laura.
I think there's a lot of movement in the colours on the cover of your booklet. Very nice!

L. Levy said...

What a great little booklet. Love the colorful cover.

Lori Rife said...

Such a cute booklet!

April Puzzuoli said...

Laura, What a precious little booklet. Love the cover and the color choices you made. Thanks for the inspiration.

Peg Klitch said...

What a lovely project Laura! Thanks so much for sharing the details.

mamablitger said...

Laura your little book is such a great useful project. Love the idea of creating one myself. Love your detail with the extra metal re-inforcement in the tag...
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs from Monica.. Spain

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful booklet Laura....great idea for a future project!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

CarlavdM said...

Laura I like the booklet you made very much tooooooo and how you added the different stamps on each page.

Diane Bouse said...

What a great tutorial for the string to tie it all together.

Nice job Laura.

Rosie Guiher said...

What an awesome project. Great use of all the little stamps. Love the front of the little book.

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fabulous project Laura! I love the visual of how you added the circle closure too-Thanks! Beautiful book and love the stamping on the inside as well.

C. M. Taylor said...

Laura you are so good with the photos and the directions. I was wondering how you put it all together. Thank you for the show and tell.
Your art on each page makes it all so very special.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tutorial on making the tag booklet! I may use one of my premade tags to make a mini booklet. This would make a fun gift!
Diana Craig

Mistys Mum said...

A beautiful little book & thank you for the lovely tutorial. x

Jill P said...

thank you for the directions a cute little album

Marie-José B said...

It is beautiful, Laura. I love the colors too.
Thanks for the tutorial.