Friday, July 6, 2012

Look what I got!


My first official box from Tim and Mario.....

 Tim wanted us to get a feel for some of the new product coming out at CHA.  This isn't the entire line, we will have to wait to see the rest in person at the show.  To see the entire summer release, Tim has been giving sneek peek's this week, so be sure and get the latest on his blog.  
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New product pictured above:
Three paper pads:  Holiday's Past, Seasonal and Kraft Resist-Seasonal
Tissue wrap:  Melange  
Stationary set:  Travel
Paper String:  Strips and solids
Tinsel twine:  So fine and petite in silver, black, halloween assorted, Christmas assorted
Muse (metal) tokens:  all with Christmas words and sentiments
Trimmings:  Ribbon covered with ephemera and nostalgic images
Woodlands:  christmas trees and wreath ready to be misted with colored and glitter
Christmas (metal) adornments:  star, snowflake, wreath and reindeer 
Seasonal Chit Chat:  hundreds of sticker words
Alpha tiles:  lots and lots of vintage game piece type letters
Mirrored:  Adhesive backed reflective material, think die-cutting and stamping..this should be fun to play with!
Mini Lantern


 A couple of my favorites so far.....
Gotta love this tissue!  Beautiful design, this one is called Melange, and good news there are two other new designs,  Composer and Terminology.  It comes in a roll 12" x 15'....I think you could have some serious fun with that much tissue!!  
Can't wait to use it!
This little light, is DARLING, and yes it does light up.  It's little, about 1 1/2" tall.  Won't this be cute hanging in a shadow box! 

....and of course I love the new stationary set!  Cute travel ephemera collage on the front of the cards.  You get 3 cards of each of the 4 designs along with the kraft envelopes in a fun metal tin. 

I will be using the stationary set for sending notes to friends and family...but it occurred to me that since the notecards are made from a really nice heavy weight paper, they would also make a great cover for a mini journal to carry in my purse. 

So, here's what I did:

Inside papers:  
1.  Cut 10 or so text weight papers to fit the cover (no need to measure, just use the cover as your guide). 
2.  Fold all the papers in half and set aside.  
Cover:  
1.  You can leave your cover plain, or add something flat that will be practical inside a purse pocket.  I had some fabric with words printed on it from a previous project and thought it would be fun to stitch a label on the cover.



Pocket:   
1.  Cut one of the cards in half.  

2.  Fold one of the pieces you just cut on the original crease line and cut the top at an angle as shown (the right side is about 1 1/2" from the top).

3.  Since it was cut folded you now have 2 pockets.

4.  Sew or glue the pocket along the outside and bottom edge as shown.


5.  I included 2 pieces of the new Paper String in the back pocket stitching for a closure.

Use the pockets to hold receipts, business cards or whatever.

Binding:
1.  Punch 3 holes along the fold for binding.  I did one an inch from the top, one and inch from the bottom and one in the center.  

2.  Bind together with the new Paper Twine and a simple binding stitch.  To have your knot end up on the outside of the spine, stitch as shown.  If you want the knot on the inside, just reverse it.

Both ends go back through the center hole to the outside.

Tie the knot over the string along the spine.

Knot the ends of the Paper String.

All done!

Here's another option - use ribbon and new Muse Token instead of the tie closure pictured above.

That's it, now I have a place to write stuff down I need to remember and keep all business cards and receipts together for CHA.

Enjoy,
deb


42 comments:

  1. Lucky you! I love what you did with the cards! Great idea!!

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  2. FUN! Can't wait to see all your other spins on his goodies! :D

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  3. How fun to get to play with all the new goodies! I love the project you made.

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  4. What fun new goodies...love your journal!! TFS

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  5. Ohhhh look at what you have, aren't you lucky. Love your journal so classy. Sandy :)

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  6. You are One Lucky Girl! I'm jealous….I just saw the snowflake Sizzix and I NEED THEM. I adore the little book you made…don't forget about my ink request….oh and maybe you could ask nicely and get Tim to sanction some glitter….

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  7. This is such a neat project. How cute! It would make a nice gift with a giftcard tucked in the pocket, too. Oh, the possibilities...

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  8. Oh...it is going to be so much fun watching what you do with Tim's stuff! You are off to a great start!

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  9. Love your cute little journal, fantastic idea! Lucky you getting to play with all that new product. Can't wait to get my hands on all of it.

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  10. You have a great creative idea, I love to re-purpose objects for other than they were intended and to use a card for mini journal. Love all the great stuff you got and can't wait to see what you do! Jan

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  11. Awesome! Love the fantastic idea you came up with!

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  12. Terrific project & such gorgeous goodies from Tim.

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  13. That's such a fab idea to use those cards that way! Lucky girl to be getting all those goodies from Tim and Mario!! I'd be in Heaven!!

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  14. This was a lucky day indeed!

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  15. I always enjoy getting dt goodies in the mail! Looks like a lot of cool new goods and you did a great job creating with them! :)

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  16. wow, so quick to get a little project made. have a marvelous time there.

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  17. If you have any leftovers, you can send them my way! Just sayin...

    LOVE your pocket journal. The paper twine is on my list of must-haves.

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  18. Lucky, lucky you! I can't wait to see all of Tim's new products. I'm so excited to see what you and Paula create with all of that fantastic product! Cute journal!

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  19. So stinking cute!!! Love love love the stitching!

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  20. This is the perfect book! Thanks for sharing!
    Have fun!!!

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  21. What a wonderful treat to get in the mail - full of yummy goodness! I love your little book and thank you so much for such detailed instruction!

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  22. Thanks for sharing a peak at your package of goodies from Mario and Tim. What a great idea to make a wonderful little journal from the District Market Stationary! I love all the details you've added and your detailed instructions.

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  23. Deb, as always, you are SO very clever! What a fantastic little project. And in your box of magic, I think I see some potential for another amazing advent calendar!

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  24. I am so jealous! I want that ribbon and the little lantern!

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  25. love your project...thanks for sharing! looking forward to seeing more!

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  26. I am so excited for you two. And for me , too, because I will be enjoying all these new things you are doing. Love these products and your ideas.

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  27. What a great little book to carry with you. So excited for you as you start your new journey!

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  28. lucky day indeed! love your little journal tutorial

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  29. Jealous, Jealous, Jealous... You have your hands on Tim's new stuff! You are one lucky girl! Love the little book. Make sure you take lots of pics (and maybe a video or two, or three) while you are in Tim's both at CHA!

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  30. Journal is wonderful. Can't wait to see what you do with the rest of your goodies. We know there are more treats to come.......

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  31. What a creative way to use your goodies. Thanks for sharing!
    P.S. How did you print your words?

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  32. Barbara,
    To print on fabric check out a previous post I did. There are different ways to do it and this gives you a couple of options.

    http://www.2gypsygirls.com/2011/06/lucky-duck.html

    deb

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  33. Love the idea of creating the little book out of the notelets - so clever and so cute. Lucky Day indeed getting all those goodies in the mail!

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  34. WOW! How lucky you are to get such a great package. Best of luck as you work with one of the best teams in paper crafting. Enjoy the moment.

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  35. What a great package. Love your book.

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  36. Thanks so much for sharing your project with us

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  37. Holy cow...how much do I looooove that hand bound memo book!!! The little patch you sewed on the front is fabulous...and the pocket design is ingenious. TFS

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  38. What fabulous goodies you received! You sure did jump right in a created a beautiful book. Thank you for sharing.

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  39. ahhhhhh!!!!!! Looks like so much fun! Love the little notebook!!!!

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  40. Thanks so much for this sneak peek at the new goodies coming out of summer CHA--and for the clear tutorial on creating a useful purse notebook!! Enjoy your time in Chicago!

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