These pictures are of my chipboard Calendar book (using the Calendar Kit). I used SU's long chipboard (cut to 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and glued Bella Bleu Designer Paper on the back and insides of chipboard. I also used the Bella Bleu for my Iris Folding. I glued Basic Gray cardstock on the front panel and made the frame by cutting an X in the center of a piece of Bella Bleu DSP and then folding the paper behind the outside frame (showing the reverse side of DSP). The "Pocket Flowers" set was stamped in StazOn and Embossed with Winter White EP. I made my own Iris Folding templates to fit the Small Tag and Ornament Punches. I cut a piece of SU's Thick Window Sheet to cover the front cover (using the large pewter eyelets to hold it on). I did this to protect the Iris Folds, as I plan on using this book again after I use it for my calendar next year. I tried to stay with an antique theme for my pages (keeping the same look as the Calendar Kit), and using the Soft Suede as the main color for my ink.
Front Cover (sorry for the glare from the lights on the Window Sheet)
Used "Mark the Date" & "From the Kitchen Of" stamps on all pages for notes.
I made this card using the "Vintage Ornaments I" Definitely Decoratve Stencil for the base of my template (just cut off top and bottom). Stamped with the "Embrace Life" set. For my Iris paper I brayed the Bride Speciality Designer Paper (DSP) with Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Night of Navy, and Always Artichoke (I think) and wiped with tissue to reveal DSP design. Tamie Ackerson did her presentation on this technique (I will show you more of her designs later).
Stop by later this week for more Techniques!!