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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tuesday's Teacher

I know it's been a while, but I haven't forgotten! I justly didn't like back tracking if I was late or made a mistake in posting my Tuesday's teacher...hopefully I'll be better organized and be a week ahead of myself...instead of making the project the day of! So as always, we will start with a Bible verse...

We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us the deeds You did in their days...Psalm44

This verse always reminds me to read my bible! The other day I was passing a church and for the most part that have neat sayings on their bill boards...they seem to catch my attention...any who the one that really got to me a few weeks ago was one that said..."Dusty Bibles lead to dirty lives" and how true that is!

The more we stray from reading the word of God, studying what our "fathers" have passed on to us through this awesome book, we seem to put God on the back burner and start doing things for ourselves...at least I do. I tend to forget how God is always there for me when I need him...he always provides for me in time of need...here is a super cool example.

Last week or so I went to the Goodwill to drop off a bag of good toys my kids no longer played with...on my agenda that day was also to go to Target to get Mela a new pair of white sandals...she was in desperate need...anyways I walked out of the Goodwill store and though hey let me check the shelves here to see what they might have! So I walked back inside and there on the shelves with a Target tag still attached were a BRAND NEW pair of white sandals size 6...the ONLY pair in the whole store I might add...now some would say that's coincidence, but I know that God placed those there just for me! God is good and I need to be getting better at reading the bible everyday and see what my "Father" is teaching me through His word.

One paper pocket Book

-Card stock 12inches x 8.5 inches (here real red)
-3 pieces of coordinating card stock cut to 2 3/4 inches x 4 inches (here So Saffron)
-3 pieces of card stock cut to 2 1/2 inches x 3 3/4inches (here rose red)
- 3 pieces of designer paper cut to 2 1/4 inches x 3 1/2 inches (here basic grey)
-2 pieces card stock cut to 2.5 inches x 4 inches (here rose red)
- 2 pieces of card stock cut to 2 3/8inches x 4 7/8 inches designer paper and card stock scraps, punches stamps and accessories
-really sticky adhesive ( I used my ATG700)
-Belly Band is 1.5 inches x 10 inches

Step 1
Score your card stock on the 8 1/2 inch side at 4 1/4 inches

Step 2: rotate the paper so that the 12 inches goes across the top of the Scor-pal now score the paper at 3, 6 and 9 inches

Step 3: Line the 9 inches score line up with one of the score lines at a diagonal and score at an angle (you can make this as deep as you would like it)

Do the same at the 3 inch score mark

Step 4: Score all the marks so that it looks like this...do not adhere just yet...we will want to add some details first.

Step 5: Use your circle punch (or other shape) to punch a hole in the first and second sections the ones that don't have folds (I made a boo boo and adhered my pretty paper before punching...so don't make the same mistakes as me!)

Step 6: Now you can adhere it closed! I used my ATG and added adhesive just to the score lines and then folded it back up.

This is what the book looks like when all the elements are added to the pages. Simply adhere the layers in order that they are mentioned on the supplies list and add to different sections of your book. I used my Riveting (retired) set by SU! for the inside and front cover slide

The final step is to add the belly band, I usually don't score these, I just wrap them around the project and make sure it's not too loose that it won't stay on or too tight that I can't get the book off and on.

And this is what the finished book looks like...you can add picture or a gift card to the different sections or even journaling and make it a mini scrapbook...the nice thing is that it fits in a regular sized envelope, but it will probably require extra postage and hand canceling!

Thanks for stopping by! It felt sooo good to get this done on a Tuesday!

Have a super stamping day!


Dawn Mercedes said...

Oh! THat is amazing!!!!

I just need to think what to put in it.

peata said...

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2 Worlds said...

Great Project

Anonymous said...

What a cute little book! I love it.

I also love your timley reminder God is good and remembering to read his words every day helps me to focus on what is important in my life. Thank you :0)