Saturday, May 10, 2008

Rusty Pickle's 'Fair Verona' Make-n-Take

This is a make-n-take is specificly planned with the Rusty Pickle Fair Verona papers and folders, but you can always use your own paper choices and even make your own hand-cut file folders.
Now get your supplies ready:

To Bind the book:
1. Line up your file folders so you spred out the tabs in different spots instead of having them overlap.

2. Punch two holes in the score of your folders.

3. Insert your ribbon through the holes... do this inside each page.

4. Tie your ribbons together on the ouside... My photo only shows one, but you will end up with more depending on how many pages you have.

5. Be sure to distress any of your pages before you do your binding... otherwise it will be much more dificult.

Start your main layout design:
1. Cut your quote paper and/or word papers out and distress them and mat them.

2. Staple small sheets of paper down to make pocket(s).

3. Staple extra ribbon to the top of your word papers making tag(s).

4. Place your tag(s) in your pocket(s).

5. Adhere your other matted quotes to whatever pages you wish.

6. Choose one for your cover page and tie some ribbon to a paper clip for an easy embellishment! :o)

Now the REAL fun starts! More embellishing!!! Here's what I did...
I added some flowers, buttons, jewels, words, doodling...

...some rub-ons, liquid glass / glossy accents , more ink over my rub-ons, photos... I did some free-stylin'...

... I resized some of my quote papers and added more metal to match the staples...

... I even put photos on the backs of my quote tags and rub-ons on my photos :o)


Joy said...

I love this, Carolyn! Really cute. I love buttons and ribbon so they are easy to comment on. Every scrapbook page that I make has them. I recently used both to make some sweet flowers on Mother’s Day cards for family. I also loved your choice of rub ons! They are so sweet!


susieq said...

I like to use file folders at christmas time to make little charts to help me keep track of what I have bought for who and do it in an attractive way so that I enjoy keeping track so I keep it up to date!

Lisa - TheScrapPrincess said...

My favorite scrapping item from this project is the book….what an awesome idea for a gift after a wedding or birthday by incorporating a few pictures & quotes into the Rusty Pickle album….love it!! I also love the ribbon binding. Great idea~!
I’m looking through my supplies and don’t have a tabbled album like this to work on or I would make one and share with you all - hope to win this make n take!
Great project - thanks for sharing this!!
~ Lisa

chrissym said...

I like this idea! It would be a cute idea for a gift for a grandma or grandpa. I may have to make my MIL one of these for her birthday in July. Thanks for the wonderful idea and step by step instructions.

Michelle B said...

I have never done one of these so i don’t have a favortie way to do them. But would love to try

Bunny said...

I love using embellishments like ribbons and jewels. They’re pretty everywhere! :)

Trish said...

ahh-I can’t wait to try this!! I knew those decorative file folders I bought awhile back would come in handy!