Monday, March 12, 2007

Stitching our Stamping Projects

The current challenge going on over at Craft Critique got me to thinking about this project I did a little under a year ago for a contest Stampin' Up! was running. The contest was to submit projects using the new , unreleased hostess sets. When I saw the "A is for Adorable" set the song "I Hope you Dance" by Lee Ann Womack kept running through my head--my mom requested it at my wedding back in 2000 and I still love it--and thus I thought up this project.

I made this little tag book for my daughter Julia and it is all still true today. And while I may not have won the contest, I still enjoyed creating this booklet.

As you can see on the second photo, I used the stamps from A is for Adorable to show the different hopes I had/still have for my little girl. On the tags inside I put a photo which I thought illustrated that thing along with some journaling.

The square you can't see says "D Dream". One of the things I really liked about this project was the stitching on the sides to keep the tag booklet closed. I used linen thread and the needle from my crafter's toolkit after having paper pierced the holes using the paper piercing guide. Having the real stitches added a nice feel to the booklet, as well as being visually pleasing.

I hope you enjoy it, and that it inspires you to capture the hopes you have for your own children!

Supplies used:
Stamps: A is for Adorable, Typeset alphabet, All natural
Paper: Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose
Acc: Grosgrain and gingham ribbons, 1/2" and 1 1/4" circle punches, crafter's toolkit, linen thread, white gel pen.



  1. Very nice! I made one of these albums last year for my mom. So fun to make!

  2. This is beautiful Jana! What a nice keepsake you have and a great job!

  3. The top one is nice...but I love your mini, you did a really nice job & what a super keepsake!!

  4. I love your booklet. great job!


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