Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pop Out Valentine Classes are scheduled - and a sneak peak at February's classes !!

Hello, everyone - as promised, our first class will be a simple, yet very adorable album for Valentine's Day.  Just swap out the papers, and it can be used for any occasion.  Imagine giving a past hostess  pictures from the function that she hosted in this adorable book - what a wonderful way to say thank you for a wonderful evening !!! Make them for every holiday and it can be a decorative display, and then folded up into a neat little 6x6 package, tied up in a pretty bow and stored.  The uses are endless.  

The photo below, shows the album when opened up.  Hearts on the pop outs are attached with dimensional foam dots.  When the pages are opened, the "floor" of the album pops down and out.  

The photo below reflects the floor and pages one and two.

Pages three and four with two poems for Valentines Day.

Pages five and six and two more poems.

Pages seven and eight - more poems and a photo.

The photo below shows the undersides of the pop outs, which are covered with cardstock weight patterned paper to match the inside pages.

Below is the cover to the book and a Valentine's Day graphic which is double cardstock mounted to the front of the book

The picture below show the book when closed, and tied with black organdy ribbon.

In the "cover letter" that was sent to you, a copy of the class brochure was sent and spells out the cost for the class, times, dates, etc.  It also spells out that this will be a kit class - everything that you need for this album, minus your own photos, is included - the graphics, the poems, the cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon, class fee and classroom fee.  

I look forward to seeing all of you on either Thursday, January 26th, starting at 6:00 p.m., or on Sunday, January 29th beginning at 1:00 p.m., at The Shabby Scrapper in Arroyo Grande.  Pre-registration is required as kits have to be made up prior to class.  Drop in or give Angie a call at (805) 489-4430.  You an ALWAYS email me at sharonclay@charter.net also.


As I did with the classes held in Santa Maria, I will be bringing my victorian hat box to class - as you will remember, that hat box will sit in the middle of the table all night/day during class.  At the end of the class, we will then have a look at either a "work in progress" or a finished sample of the next class.  Well, I will be doing that at The Shabby Scrapper too.  Here's a little tid bit of a look at the binding of the next album that we'll be doing - you'll love it - it can be very cute, or extremely elegant.  It's a beaded wire binding - a 5x7 album, that opens and the pages lay perfectly flat because of the binding - hopefully I will have several samples to show you where you can go with this album - either filling each of the 12 cardstock pages (24 photos total) with 4x6 photos, or use patterned papers and decorate each page differently, and use smaller photos - the possibilities are endless !!!!  YOU'LL LOVE IT.  And, you will also be sewing the binding of each page together ......... don't panic - I told you starting with the simpler pop out valentine, each week you'll learn another aspect of bookbinding - we'll be using PVA glue for the binding, adding beads to wires and sewing the bindings together when done.  You'll also learn to "wrap your cover", a process that will become second nature to you in the near future.  A very, very cool project.  

The photo below, is my second prototype wherein different beads were used, with the intent of creating an elegant book.  I will sew the pages together once they are matted and embellished.

Below is the first one I did - funky, wonderful, vibrant colors and bright, jewel toned beading - this one has been laced together, and beads will be attached to the waxed linen cord to adorn the cover side of the book.

These are just a sneak peak - they are nowhere near being done.  

I'm going to close now, send all of you your notification emails so that you can see what this month's class is, as well as the sneak peak for February.

I look forward to seeing all of you soon - as always, if you have any questions, whatsoever, please email me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.


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