Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Crafty Sentiments Designs - SNEAK PEEK!

Hi Stampers!

Today I have a cute SNEAK PEEK for you at one of the new release stamps coming from Crafty Sentiments Designs!

This cutie is called Prom Dress and she will be available for purchase on Feb. 22nd:

I decided to try one of the projects that has been on my "MUST TRY SOMEDAY" list and that is a Faux Book Card or Book Shadow Box, whichever you want to call it! I am pretty happy how it turned are some other pictures to show the different sides...

                                    If you want to create a Faux Book here are the instructions:

Cut the cardstock for your cover at 5 1/4" x 9 1/2" and then score it at 4 1/4" and 5 1/4"
The Designer Paper for the cover is cut at 4" x 5" 
The Designer Paper for the Spine and inside spine is cut at 3/4" x 5"

To create your book pages you will need to cut:
2 cardstock pieces that measure 4" x 10"
2 cardstock pieces that measure 5" x 10"

You are going to score all four of these every 1/2" to the very end.
To create the book pages - take each piece and accordion fold these back and forth - be sure
to use your bone folder between each fold to get nice, crisp folds.
After you have the piece all folded - sponge the edges with ink if you wish.

Then take one long piece and one short piece and "marry" them so they make a right angle, 
sliding them together so the pages alternate. Glue the outside flaps to hold the pages in place.
Add the other long and short end to create your book pages, gluing each outside flap together
until you have a full rectangle. 

Place your decorated insert onto the inside back cover and then glue your book pages over it.
To create the decorated top of the pages, just cut strips of cardstock and punch one edge.
Glue down on top of the book pages, miter the corners of the two top strips in you wish.

Then just decorate as you want!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the INSPIRATION BLOG and see MORE Sneak Peeks from the other Design Team Members! 


I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Lovely Layers
Craftin Dessert Divas - Linky Party 25 Glitter
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes Use Flowers
Craft Your Passion Challenges - Girly Girl
Creatalicious Challeges - Pearls & Glitter
CMC Copic Challenge - Anything Goes
Delicicious Doodles - Ribbon & Bling
Wags N Whiskers - BINGO - Line Glitter, Ribbon, Red



Totally Beautiful!


So pretty, gorgeous little girl!! Love your glitter!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas!

Holly AKA KopyKat

OMGosh I LOVE it. The sparkle in that dress is just singing and the added pearls and yummy key, LOVE it! I'm going to have to try out that faux book tutorial.

Shanna Shands

This is absolutely way too cute.

Miss Amber

This is absolutely adorable, Laura! I love the elegant colors here.


FABULOUS, Laura!!! I am dying to see the new images & this one turned out so beautifully!!
The added bling and sparkle is perfect for this prom going princess!!


Your card is awesome! Love this new image.


Hi Laura, Such a beautiful project love the colours and beautiful image. Thank you for joining challenge 7 good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Erin DT and Co owner x

Happycrafter Shell

Wow! this is a stunning piece. Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles


Laura I LOVE this book card...the colouring on this lovely image is amazing..
and all details complete it!
Thanks for the tutorial aswell might want to refresh my memory.
Hugs Blankina


Wow this is a fantastic "book". Great image and colouring.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)


Wow, this is gorgeous Laura! I'd love to try one of these so thanks for leaving the recipe! :) Beautiful coloring and love the vintage feel....Love this!!!


Love the book card Laura. The image is stunning. Love how you have showcased her. Awesome colouring as always. Hugs Nina

Donna Julien

This is just beautiful and so creative!
Thanks for playing at Crafting From The Heart
Donna (DT)

Paper Tails

Beautiful creation! I love, love, love all the sparkle on her dress. Thanks for joining us at CMC.



What a beautiful card! Love the sparkly dress!! :)

Thanks for joining us a the Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.


Lovely design! Thanks for joining us at Craftng from the Heart this time - good luck! hugs Angelie

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