Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Be Inspired #97 - Book It

For this week's Cuttlebug Challenge I purchased a chipboard book from the dollar store. There were two holes in the chipboard and a rope binding it together...ugly, but it was only $1. I covered the book with SU papers and mod podge, added Chatterbox jumbo brads to the holes, and bound it with SU ribbon. The tag is also made from SU card stock and SU chocolate chip ink. The stamp "Imagine" is by Stampers Anonymous. My Cuttlebug embossing folder is Spots & Dots. The felt flowers are also SU and the mini brads are DCWV. Funny how a $1 book is covered in $5 worth of paper and embellies :)

11 comments:

Windy Hills said...

OMG--amazing how you can take humble beginnings and turn it into an elegant piece of work. Great inspiration!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, it's just beautiful. I love the word imagine on it. It is funny how something so inexpensive becomes quite expensive very quickly in our craft studios ;)

Kard Queen said...

This is fabulous. It is amazing how some imagination can add so much elegance.

Leslie Hanna said...

HA! $1 book covered with $5 of stuff! :) It is beauteous!

Roberta said...

You had me at the $1 book w/$5 papers and ephemera...lol
I think about that everytime I walk by dollar bins in the stores and how the heck they can get away with producing so cheaply...I know slave labor. I try not to go there ;( Have a wonderful week, fondly, Roberta

Beth said...

Simply stunning June made that $ store find look like a million.

lauren said...

$1 book + $5 worth of SU = PRICELESS handmade gorgeousness!!!!!!!! seriously, ♥LOVE♥ it!

PS: at times like these i use my "i have two hobbies" defense: hobby 1 is buying art supplies; hobby 2 is makin' stuff...which is fun AND uses up a lot of the stuff acquired in hobby 1!!! :) :) :) no need to thank me, i am happy to help!!! :)

Sandee said...

June don't you just love it that you can make something so pretty and usable from just a little book and some papers! This is fantastic!

Court said...

I really must get that spots and dots folder. I love it. Your color combo is perfect. I can't thank you enough for those kind words you left on my blog - such encouragement and I really appreciate it - more than you know. Have a beautiful day!

alienanessa said...

hehehe I got the biggest laugh out of your last sentence!!! Such a great project...it's gals like you who remind me to get my b u t t into the dollar store!!

ellen s. said...

beautiful!