White cardstock, brads, fiber, beads, foam sheets, blue glitter pen, Copic Markers: B00, B01, B02, E53, E33, E35, E39, RV00, RV10, RV02, YG03, YG23, YG17, R11, C1, C3, C5, YR65, E97, YG15, V01, V12, V15
For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.
For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.
Instructions: Click here to view photos of the inside of this project. Book size is 6 x 6". Cut 4 pieces of white cardstock 6 x 6" and score each piece at 1/2" on the left side. Cut 7 pieces of decorative paper (1 for each side except the back) sized at 5 13/16" tall and 5 3/8" wide. Each front piece will be cut for a pocket, the front needs a slit about 1/4" from the top for the Decorative Pocket Accent die. Cut the pocket accent from white and glue to the slit in the paper. When gluing the paper to the cardstock, glue on the edges and leave the pocket open for tag. Cut tag from white and inner tag from decorative paper with a nice space for stamping a scripture sentiment. Add white corners to the bottom of tag cut using the Album Tags and Accents corner die. Use the same process on page 3. All inside pages have white corners at the bottom of the page. Page 2 and 4 have the Petite Pocket Accents, for this use the plain edge die to cut the tops and cut the narrow border from white to go over edges. Glue sides and bottom only.
To decorative the front, stamp blossoms using Rose Madder, die cut and form using mold (see video above). Glue 2 layers for each bloom, pierce center and insert stamen. Stamp Cherry Blossom Retreat branches, sign and birdhouse. Stamp the Wishing Well, pail and flower pot from the Wishing Well Oasis. Use Black Memento for all and color with Copics (or favorite coloring system). The branch, flower pot, sign and pail go on the front. Pop up the pail, insert tag in pocket and then cover the back with decorative paper and draw journaling lines with blue glitter pen and a ruler. Stamp a tag from the decorative paper using Forget-Me-Not ink with using Today's Quotes and die cut with Album Tags.
Page 2 front uses the wishing Well stamped previously and die cut. Glue to the bottom along with the corners. The tag is the same as page 1 tag (all the tags are alike with different scriptures on each). All the backs have lines the same as page 1. The back of page 2 along with the lines has another tag die cut from the decorative paper and stamped with Today's Quotes. Brads are added to each end of the die cut tag.
Page 3 is decorated with the birdhouse and 2 birds colored with Copics and 2 white corners. The back has another decorative paper tag cut out and stamped with Today's Quotes.
Page 4 is decorated with the Daydream bridge large die and white corners. Die cut the center die of Intricate Swirl Frame die set from white and stamp using Deep purple from For My Friend Stamp Set. Pop up on the large Daydream die cut. Glue 2 more birds close to the top. The back of the book is not decorated but you could add a piece of decorative paper to it if desired.
Add a bit of glue to the 1/2" tabs and glue pages together well enough to keep them together while punching 6 holes through all layers. If you don't have a screw punch, then use a leather punch or piercer. See Japanese Stab Easy Book Binding (option B): https://incredibusy.com/easy-book-binding-two-ways/ for binding technique. Add a bead to each fiber end.