July 12, 2012

Camp Autograph Book

Hello everyone!! This is Jen from JAVA JEN CREATIONS here to share with all of you and all the followers of the CRICUT IS CLOSE TO MY HEART blog, my little Camp Autograph book! Thank you Sheila for this opportunity to post here once again! Well, it's that time of year again when lots of kids head off to camps of all kinds! Our son, who is 14, will be going to church youth camp next week and I thought it would be fun to make him an autograph book to take with him for old and new friends to sign and write a little message in. Actually, he doesn't think he will use it but I'm going to tuck it into his bag anyway and see what happens! LOL!
                                                            Here is the finished book:

Now, the details!

First, I cut the tag card that is on page 50 of the Art Philosophy cartridge at 6.5". I am using this as my "book" cover. I cut it out of Coordinations color core card stock - the kind where a different color shows through when you dry emboss it and sand it.

Here are two cards that are embossed using the Tim Holtz Alterations Wood Grain folder and then sanded.

                                                                 A close-up:

Next, using that same button on the AP cartridge, I cut 3 tags, also at 6.5" to be the pages in the book.

Next, I cut the tag/label on page 42 of the handbook to use for my title on the front. Here it is all inked up and stitched! :-)

Finished off with a little ribbon on the edges.....
                                            ...... and placed on the front.

I used the January 2012 Stamp of the Month to make a journaling tag to record the dates of camp.

Everything that is inked on this project was inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

I circled the dates for the camp and adhered it to the inside left of the card.

Took a few stamps from the September 2012 Stamp of the Month set called Limited Edition to embellish the inside of the back cover.

Now, to finish off the tags -  I inked them and stamped them with the same stamps as the above pic, but I stamped each first impression on some scrap paper and then did a second, lighter impression on the tags so the sentiments wouldn't interfere with the autographs. I just wanted to create a little bit of a background. The binder clip stamp is from D1378 - Notice the Details. I just love the detail that it adds!

Here are the finished tags in the book secured with a binder ring - OPEN


Now for some finishing touches - ribbon and twine on the binder ring and I wrote "Church Camp 2012" on my title plate.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to stop back here everyday because there are always such amazing projects to feast your eyes upon! :-)  



Dianne said...

What a good idea for autographs. I am not too sure if a 14 year old boy will use it, but I think it is a great idea. I am sure a girl would however. TFS.

Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@aol.com

Lisa said...

That's a great idea :)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great little autograpph book and one that will be used I am sure. Love the stamping and the detail of the project. Thanks for sharing with us today.

papillon digital design said...

Love the tag autograph book. That wood texture is perfect for the camping theme. TFS

Barb Smith said...

Great little gift for someone going to camp. The kids can make some fantastic friends at camp. TFS

Barb from Toronto, Canada

SherriC. said...

this is a fabulous idea.......

Karons Krafty Korner said...

This is awesome - what a fab idea and great way to keep memories from a camp. TFS

Unknown said...

Love this autograph tag book!! You could totally adapt if for any event!!! Although I do like that it looks like a tree trunk!