August 24, 2010


Hi all,
I'm Kelly from Kams Crafty Place. Thanks Sheila for having me again as a guess designer. I love making wordbooks on the Gypsy. This time I decided to do a wordbook for myself based on the Magnolia Stamps and Tilda. It has pockets for putting stamped images in. This is going to be a record for myself, so I know which stamps I have. I'm a bit addicted to buying these at the moment and I don't want to double up on ones I already have lol.

Here is the wordbook. I used K & Co paper, my camera doesn't show the papers very well.

I designed it on the Gypsy using Gypsy Font. Gypsy Font is a cart I use a lot for making wordbooks as it has basic shapes and a great font. I used 6 layers, one for each letter and the last page had all the individual letters on it. I cut the chipboard and then the paper.

Here is how I laid my paper out. As you can see on the gypsy screen above only the T was highlighted in red. I cut one layer at a time, but arranged them after I had lined them up, so I could cut more quickly.

I cut the letter T (the first layer). When my Gypsy finished cutting the screen below showed. I didn't unload my mat, I tapped the return to design button. I then clicked onto the second layer, the letter I and pressed cut. It then cut the letter but to the right of my screen. and I repeated this with the third layer. I then unloaded my mat, then arranged two new pieces of paper for D and A and repeated the above process. I hope this is a tip you can all find useful

To make the little pockets, I used some little wage envelopes. I sealed the envelope and covered one side with paper. I then cut the top off. To shape the corners I cut one corner off see picture below.

I then turned this corner over and placed it on the other corner ( see picture below). I used it as a template so the corners would be the exact same size. I then scored and folded one edge down.

Here is the finished album. I used distress ink all around the edges and stickled the letters in purple. My lighting doesn't show it the best, but you get the idea.

Well I hope you like my wordbook. They are easy to make, so have a go and see what you can come up with.

Kelly x
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