I held a workshop on the weekend and the ladies wanted a ‘Male’ Theme. Now, normally I struggle with this as I guess I feel more comfortable making femine projects. Anyway, flicking through the new Summer Mini Catalogue, I noticed the gorgeous Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper which teams nicely with Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso and Basic Gray.
This set of papers is just wonderful for male themed projects. I teamed this designer series paper with the new Baker’s Twine and cardstock to produce a number of projects for the ladies to make. I’ll share one with you this time and will place the others up on my blog during the week.
Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper
Cherry Cobbler & White Baker’s Twine
Sahara Sand card
Early Espresso card
Vintage Trinkets brad
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Up!® pen
Big Shot & Textured Impressions Folder of choice – Houndstooth
Using the Early Espresson card cut to 3 1/4″ x 7 1/2″
Score along the long edge at 3 1/4″, 3 3/4″ and 4 1/4″
Fold so you have on top a valley, mountain and valley fold
Cut the slits for the pen holder at about 1 1/4″ and 2 1/4″ – the slits need to go from 1 valley fold across the mountain fold to the other valley fold
Once the slits are cut, fold the rectangle for the pen upwards
Place adhesive (sticky strip) under the bottom folds – put this all to one side.
Cut the Sahara Sand card just slightly smaller than the front cover of the holder
Run the Sahara Sand through the Big Shot with your chosen folder
Cut a strip of the Nautical Expedition DSP and adher to one side of the Sahara Sand using snail adhesive
Wrap the Baker’s Twine around the card twice and tie a knot
Put the Antique brad through the centre of the knot of Baker’s Twine
Use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere your ‘cover’ piece of Sahara Sand etc to the Early Espresso card on the front of your holder. I find this is the best or sticky strip when working with embossed surfaces.
Use sticky strip on the back of the post-it note and adhere to the insdie of the holder
Slide the pen through the pen holder section
Sit back and admire your handiwork.
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