Cindy’s Storybook

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6a00e5536c461a883401156f3cfcd8970c-150wi Once in awhile I see a paper craft project that literally stops me in my tracks.  It is so unique, pretty and well-executed that you can't wait to see more and learn how it was done.  Cindy Major, my friend and  fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Canada, has managed to bring me to a screeching halt with this fantastic storybook.  I'm proud to feature her as today's guest.  Here's a link to her blog.

Get ready to put on your brakes!  

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CINDY'S INSTRUCTIONS:   To create the cover, I folded a piece of Real Red cardstock in
half, covered it with a piece of adhesive sheet the same size, took the
protective peeling off and added the fabric on my cardstock. (Granted,
it would have been easier to use the fabric adhesive sold in the
Holidays minicatalogue, but I didn't have it at the time.) Then, I ran
the folded cardstock through the Big Shot using the Scallop Square die,
making sure the fold was inside the shape. Then, I folded smaller-sized
Baja Breeze cardstock sheets in two and used the Crop-a-Dile to punch
holes through the pages for binding. I used a strip of polka dot fabric
to create the binding of my book and tied the ends in a pretty bow on
the front, using a piece of satin ribbon folded around the middle of the
bow to decorate it further.


The white rickrack on the cover page was created using the Tasteful Trims die and some white fun foam.

To create every illustration, I always started with sponging inside
a negative mask made with the new 2-1/2 in. Circle punch. The stories
were printed on Shimmery White paper with my printer, but I used the
Broadsheet Alphabet to stamp the first letter of each stories, which I
then decorated with a rhinestone.

Thanks again, Cindy, for sharing!

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  1. Jaw-droppingly gorgeous! I’m off to work on my own!

  2. Yep! That is a stop-you-in-your-tracks-GASP-and-show-all-your-friends project if I ever saw one! Thanks for showing us!!

  3. OH….SO….DARLING!!


  4. Oh my – that is just adorable and what a great idea – love Cindy’s sense of humor, too. TFS.

  5. Thanks for sharing Mary. That little book is adorable. I can see why it stopped you in your tracks.

  6. What a cute book. By the way, usually stop me dead in my tracks on a daily basis 🙂

  7. So cute, I love love love it! What a great gift. TFS!

  8. Thanks for sharing this Mary. I am going to her site to let her know what a terrific project this is.

  9. How creative and gorgeous!!! I love mini albums like this. I hope to make one and love the technique used. Hugs,

  10. Cindy – Kudos! What a wonderful book. Thanks for the inspiration!

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