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August 10, 2009

Kitchen Sink Stamps - Concertina Book Tutorial

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday, I'm so glad you stopped by! Today, I'm sharing with you the Kitchen Sink Stamps Project of the Month (POM) a Stamped Concertina Book

  • Stamps – Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Letters From the Past, 3 Step Butterflies
  • Ink – Stampin’ Up! Dusty Durango, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Old Olive Marker, Ranger Black Archival, Sahara Sand
  • Card Stock – Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, White
  • Other – Sponge Dauber, Eclipse Tape, Spritzer Tool, Punches or Spellbinders Dies and Big Shot, Scoring Tool, 2 pieces 13” Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

    Cut Dusty Durango Card stock to 5-3/4” x 2-7/8”, score at 2-7/8” – you’ll need 6 pieces
    Cut White Card Stock to 5-3/4” x 2-7/8”, score at 1-7/16”, 2-7/8”, and 4-5/16” – you’ll need 7 pieces

    In the center of the white panels, use punches or Spellbinders Dies to cut an opening – see photo
    NOTE: I drew in the score lines with a red pen to help you visualize this step better

    Stamp white panels as desired. I used the Faux Collage Technique and stamped with the following images 3 Step Butterflies in #1 Dusty Durango stamped off, #2 Dusty Durango, #3 Black Archival. The other images are from 3 Step Letters from the Past; Script stamped in Sahara Sand, Air Mail in Rose Red, and Postage in More Mustard, Pen #3 Chocolate Chip, and #2 Close to Cocoa. The edges are lightly sponged with a sponge dauber and Chocolate Chip Ink. Using an Old Olive Marker and the Spritzer Tool, I added some splatters to fill in any white space.

    Assemble your Dusty Durango panels – attach the 1
    st panel to the second by over lapping, continue adhering all panels in this manner.

    When finished crease with a bone folder, making sure your panels are square

    Place one of the stamped panels on the 2
    nd square as shown. You’ll be attaching the left and right sides to the Dusty Durango Panel as shown.

    Continue with two more white panels

    Flip your panel piece over – this time you are working on the first Dusty Durango Panel. Before you adhere your panel, place one end of one piece of ribbon in the center. Adhere white panels as in previous step. You’ll adhere all four, be sure when you get to the last one, you insert your ribbon as you did here.

    Finished view of the front inside panels

    Finish front as desired. The panel with the stamped butterfly is popped on dimensionals so that I can thread the ribbon to tie my Concertina Book closed.
    Download the Concertina Book Directions

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    Juliet A said...

    Thank you for posting this directions. I especially like how lovely your collage came out - from the pictures, I thought it was a designer paper until I read the directions. You did, however, leave out the most important part - what are you putting in all those windows? There is a crease right in the middle of the image area...

    Gerrie Johnnic said...

    Lisa, just beautiful! Your color selection is marvy, thanks for the directions..luv it!

    Lynn McAuley said...

    What a wonderful mix of images on this gorgeous Concertina Book! Awesome masking! Thanks so much for the step by step directions to build this fabulous project!! It looks amazing!!!

    Unknown said...

    Very neat project!! Great directions and your collage paper is just gorgeous!! Great job Lisa! :)

    MJ said...

    This is really fabulous. Those stamps are so beautiful and the project is so fun. I am sure to case this thanks for the tutorial.

    Connie M. said...

    Wow, Lisa!! This project is just stunning!! Love everything about it..the images, the colors...stunning!

    Liz Williams said...

    I love how you designed your own paper for this project. THanks for the tutorial. I'll have to give this a try sometime.

    Unknown said...

    This is fabulous, Lisa!! I definitely make one for me.
    Thank you for the great tutorial, too!!

    Lori said...

    This is what I love about stamping! You showcase making your own pattern paper perfectly (say that 3 times fast!). I too would love to see what you wind up putting in here.

    rozie640 said...

    Awesome! I love those beautiful butterflies. This is a fabulous project, thanks for sharing.

    Angela Knopf said...

    Such a great POM! I love that you created your own DP and the images you chose look fabulous! I never would have put them together. Wonderful!

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    Carol L said...

    Lisa, this is a beautiful creation done with some of the prettiest stamping I've ever seen! I LOVE the collage technique you used! TFS the tutorial!

    Lori said...

    Wow! This is fabulous, Lisa! Thanks for sharing the detailed tutorial.

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