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Happy, happy Sunday. One of my favourite days today – the clocks went back last night which means that, here in the UK, we are back on GMT and the nights start drawing in. The extra hour means more time for crafting, which is lucky as this is the first of two posts for today.
Over at Anything But A Card challenge blog it is my turn to be “in the spotlight,” and host this week’s mini challenge. I have chosen “small is beautiful,” to reflect my love of all things miniature. I’m keeping with Hallowe’en to begin with and am sharing a miniature book:
This little book is made from a piece of paper approximately 12cm x 18.5cm. You simply fold it into four lengthways, unfold and then fold into four width ways. You should end up with 16 little rectangles that are about the size of a matchbox. You then make three cuts (these are the red lines in the diagram below) and then simply fold the book up using a concertina fold.
You can glue pages together if you wish, which is what I have done with my book, leaving a free page at the front and back that can be attached to the cover. The cover is simply a strip of card that has two score lines to make a little spine, approximately 0.5cm wide. The cover should be slightly larger than the book pages to allow for decoration. I decorated my book with scraps of designer paper and stickers from various Halloween collections left over from last year plus some words from Artchix.
My second project is a simple little twinchie, using that adorable little ghost stamp and some distress inks for the background,
There’s also a splodge stamp which is part of a Halloween set from Chocolate Baroque. I stamp the ghost twice, once on the card and then once on white paper so I can cut out the main body and apply it to the image stamped on the card.
If you’re going small then you have to have an inchie. This one uses another Chocolate Baroque stamp which I then reduced on the photocopier before applying distress inks. I punched a small circle for the moon and used this as a mask before I applied the inks. Once removed, I went over the whole inchie with some lighter ink.
I’ve also shared my little inchie trick or treat bags as I still love how cute these turned out. You can click on the photo to see the original post and details of how I made them.
My final project is another new one and is a little altered matchbox
I’ve used some glitter paper, a tiny snowman decoration and a miniature tree on the inside plus lots of texture paste and snowy glitter.
I hope you like my miniature projects and really hope that you will come and join in over at Anything But A Card and share what you have made. It can be anything (except a card) as long as it is no bigger than a kitchen match box.
If you haven’t done so already, check out the Gecko Galz Blog Hop post that is pinned at the top of this page. You still have time to join the hop and you can collect oodles of free collage sheets as you go.
Thanks for buzzing by.
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