Why Rosie's Book?

While growing up, I had a dear friend, Renee, that lived next door and with whom I spent much of my childhood. We grew, in different directions, and went on our merry way. Many years later, I ran into her parents and they kindly reminded me of the laughs they still have over my book. “What book?” I wondered with a puzzled look. "I don't remember a book." Hardy laughter accompanied their response. At some time during our childhood, I tried to convince Renee about something that her parents didn’t agree with. I told her that proof of its truth could be found “in my book.” Naturally she went home and tried to convince her parents of the same thing but they weren’t falling for it. She needed an edge and told them emphatically, “It’s in Rosie’s book!” After they caught their breaths from reborn laughter, they let me know how “Rosie’s book” has been cited for many other things throughout the years. They’ve also mentioned that they’d like to see “Rosie’s book” one day. I can’t remember all of the things that I said were in “my book” but I’m sure my dear friend’s parents can recall much more than I ever knew about – LOL!!! So, here it is . . . my version of things you might find In Rosie’s Book . . .

Monday, October 8, 2012

Simple Card Art with Die Cuts: Spellbinders Labels Seven

I've been lax with my attempts to meet the challenge that the Scrappers Cove proposed to me to create samples to show what can be done with the graduated, various shaped Spellbinders Labels dies.

Some time ago, I used some of the funky patterns and prints of the We R Memory Keepers Anthology collection with coordinating Bazzill cardstock colors.  I left the card samples simple so students could enjoy adding their own embellishments and sentiments later.

Here's a pic that shows the several A2-sized cards I made using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seven that we put together during my Spellbinders Nestabilities - Let Us Count the Ways - Labels Seven class at the Scrappers Cove in Milltown, NJ.

These cards emphasize adding layers to side-open and tent cards.  Spellbinders Labels Seven has a wonderful open book look to it that can be enhanced with printed words, music sheets and special sentiments and images.

Heartfelt Creations has a number of rubberstamps that coordinate with Spellbinders Labels Seven dies.  We've used Book Frame 1 that includes a wonderful outline of an open book as well as a musical sheet showing the verses of Amazing Grace.  Book Frame 2 contains stamps of smaller open book images.  Their Holiday Poinsettia Candle set looks fabulous when fussy cut and layered.

You can find examples of how I used the Spellbinders Labels One dies here, Labels Two here, Labels Three here, Labels Four here, Labels Five here and Labels Six here.

I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose

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