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Here is a picture of the Moo card that I made for this months swap over on Stamping Mad Forum.

The theme was; Swirls & Flourishes

 

My Moo card for SMF swap March 2009

My Moo card for SMF swap March 2009

As ever the inks I used were Ranger’s Adirondack dye ink

The stamps were from KatzelKraft

Best wishes and  thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie

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Today I would like to share a picture of the Moo card that I made for the Stamping Mad Forum swap. The theme was ‘Citrus Colours’

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Inks Used; Ranger dye  ink

Stamps Used; Crafty Individuals

 

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Billie :)

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Today’s article is all about stamps. I am going to give you a list of the sorts of stamps and elements that make for good design. Exactly what images you buy will be down to personal taste, as will be how you use them.

My favorite designer is Anna Griffin, and from her I have learnt that a good card/page design is made up of a few essential elements.

  • Background; create an overall pattern as a background to your main images
  • Cartouche; Frames
  • Salutation; Wording/ text for greeting etc
  • Motif; This would be your main image
  • Boarder; use for edges or frames
  • Embellishment; extra feature to enhanse the appeal of your project.

 

For many years I collected stamps based on ‘Ohh that’s nice’ and I bought it. The problem with that approach is without at least some planning you end up with a large collection of images that simply do not go with each other. This was brought home to me most obviously when  I started taking part in swaps over on the Stamping Mad Forum www.stampingmadforum.co.uk As soon as I tried to make a card/ATC/Moo to a theme I realised that my images simply didn’t go together! Ahhhh. Once I had collected some of Anna’s stamps it was incredible what a differrence using images that were designed to compliment each other made on the finished cards. 

From then on, whenever I buy any image it is definately with a mind as to what it will go with. I have mentioned before that I take a ringbinder of photocopied images from the stamps I have, with me when I go shopping. That way I can see if the image I am considering will ‘go with’ what I already have. It can also help if you like a particular designer as collecting images from a range by them are more likely to co-ordinate.

 

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My current favourite designers are

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie xx

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Today I will share a tutorial of how to make a Moo card holder.

The finished Accordian

If you have not heard of Moo’s before, they are little cards that have the measurements 2.8 x 7cm and feature a picture on one side and contact details of the owner on the other. In some cases they are used simply as business cards featuring a personal photo on the picture side, but crafters and artists have adopted these as a new way to swap their artistic creations and their contact details, along the lines of Artist’s trading cards but on a smaller format.

Since this is a long tutorial I have broken it into smaller bite size parts.

Part Two;  http://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/tutorial-moo-card-holder-featuring-the-scor-it-board-part-two/

Part Three;  http://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/tutorial-moo-card-holder-featuring-the-scor-it-board-part-three/

Part Four;  http://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/tutorial-moo-card-holder-featuring-the-scor-it-board-part-four/

The tutorial is for an Accordian style book. If you have any questions or comments please use the box below and I will be pleased to hear from you.

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie xx

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This tutorial is intended to be read in order, if you have not read the earlier parts, please click here to take you to the introduction. From there you will find links to all the parts of this tutorial.   http://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/tutorial-moo-card-holder-featuring-the-scor-it-board-part-one/

If you have read the earlier parts of the tutorial you will now have;

  • Folded pages.
  • Two cover boards.

Here we go, we are now going to assemble your accordian book that will be your Moo card holder.  

Double sided tape to hold the ribbon closure 

19. Select the piece that you would like to be the BACK cover of your book. Decide where you would like your ribbon closure to be positioned, and then place a piece of double sided tape across thecover board to hold the ribbon.

 

Attaching the ribbon closure 

20. Remove the backing from the double sided tape, centre your ribbon on the tape and press the ribbon down on to the tape to ensure a good fix.

 

 We will now attatch the book’s pages to the cover boards.

 

 Attaching the cover boards 

21. Apply glue to the back of the BACK page of your folded accordian pages. Press this firmly on to the back cover. If you have used a wet glue place a piece of waxed paper between the last two pages before you move on.

22. Place your front cover board on the table, apply glue to the page that is now at the top of the book, bring this top page over and place this neatly onto the inside of the front cover. Press this firmly on to the front cover. If you have used a wet glue place a piece of waxed paper between the first two pages before you move on.

If you have used wet glue (PVA or similar) remember to have waxed paper in between the newly glued pages and the rest of the book, front and back. Wrap your entire book in waxed paper and leave to dry under a flat weigh. You could use a pile of books if you do not have a press. Leave the book under the weight until the glue is dry.

 

The finished Accordian 

Tie your ribbon closure and your Moo Card Holder is complete.

This is how mine finished up.

 

Congratulations you have now completed an Accordian book. By altering the dimensions you can create albums to suit whatever sized pictures you wish to store. How about making a similar one for ATCs.

 

If you follow this tutorial do send me a link to what you have created. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to use the box below. 

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie xx

 

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