Thursday, February 23, 2012

Use It Up! Wk.8

This project was started several weeks ago because of the challenge made by Sarah. The cover is a cereal box, with ends and one side cute off. I was inspired to use paper clay by Barb and Paperclay Ornaments The word 'to' is die cut. Inspire was also die cute, but I used LSG embossing powder, Royal Burgundy Blue, which I think is my favorite. The paper is packing that had been saved. I sprayed it with A LOT of different LSG Starburst sprays. I did use Rangers Ink Refresher also, but because I used 2 coats of Mod Podge, you can't tell.
The spine is my favorite!! I was inspire by the very creative Jennibellie. I did have to add to beads that I've had around here, but most are paper beads that I had made.

I used the Stack the Deck method to bind. The 8 envelopes, were some large purple ones that I've had FOREVER! I used scraps to cover the envelops and the tags.
My plans for the book is to fill it with quotes and at that time I will embellish it with some the many ribbon, buttons and chipboard pieces that I have.

This is Junior, who was lazily supervising the photo shoot. I had many friends who gave helpful advice in making my book!

If you would like to know more about the UIU challenge check out Fran's blogpost.


  1. Love it Diane! The spine is fabulous!

  2. Brilliant project! I adore your beaded spine, just fantastic... Found you on Fran's blog & thought I'd come & say Hi! Love seeing what everyone's been making with their stash. Keep up the good UIU work xx