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Another book design by our Design Team in preparation for our book challenge! We are asking each one of our Design Team Members to make a hand-made book (sized to hold ATCs… or made of ATCs, and using The Language of Flowers as the theme) and will be putting out the challenge to you as well!
And (I know — this may be shocking to some of you), this sweet, simple ATC book is by Design Team Member Laura Carson!
Such a simple design and so many possibilities! As Laura explains in her blog post:
“Continuing on with Alpha Stamps May theme of “The Language of Flowers” is a super-simple-to-make ATC book. The ATCs make up the pages of the book and are connected with jump rings. The cards accordion fold and are held together with ribbon. The first ATC in the book also serves as the cover.”
I love those gold oval frames used on each page of the inside of the book (see the little photo at right to see all the pages/ATCs when the book is open). Those are actually mirror frames with the handle omitted(!) from Laura’s Whimsical Frames Collage Sheet.
I also like the mixture of the 2D paper flowers with the 3D mulberry paper flowers (and brass leaves and insects). And those lovely sprays of flowers on each of the ATCs, from the Flora ATCs Collage Sheet. (Hey, and that collage sheet is on sale right now, as it’s part of the BIG Summer Garden Theme Sale going on in honor of The Language of Flowers ATC Swap!)
Check back all month for more tutorials and book design ideas. And for the announcement of the challenge and a big prize to the contest winner (to be chosen by you)! Be sure you are signed up on our mailing list to be the first to know!
Don’t forget to scroll down for a Giveaway, with pretty much everything you’ll need to replicate Laura’s book design.
Plus, some gorgeous new rosary and rhinestone chains. And some charms perfect for an alchemy collage. (Not exactly flower themed, but I’m sure if you put your mind to it…)
Are you ready? For the Language of Flowers ATC Book Giveaway!? Beside an entire May Kit, I’ve added pretty much everything Laura used in her artwork… here’s just a few:
- Whimsical Frames Collage Sheet
- White Pearl Stamen
- Purple Iris Paper Flowers
- Raw Brass Rose Leaves
Click on either photo to see more details. See all of the goodies Laura used here.
To enter the Language of Flowers ATC Book Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post by midnight, May 10, 2013 (Friday night PST). (Don’t forget to leave your email address, too, so I can contact the winner; note, your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.)
Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!
By Sunday morning’s newsletter, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back Sunday to see who won!