Timely Sentiments

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Timely Sentiments


This sentiment book measures 5“ x 5 1/2“ plus the ribbon hanger when completed. This book has 5 pages and a cover.

Prepare all the elements used in this project by using the white card stock and the Sepia ink. First prepare the clock page bases by stamping and using the matching die from the Simple Moments Timepiece sets. Do this seven times, plus cut four extra die cuts. You will also need six die cuts from the design paper found in the paper pad for this collection, this will be the backing for each of the pages. From the Timepiece Sentiments set, chose three sentiment circles then stamp and die cut with the matching die found in the Simple Moments Timepiece die set. Find the circle die that fits the outside of the fancy swirl circle part of the clock and use this to die cut the photo to go onto the clock face. Taking into account when die cutting the photo, this circle will be larger than what will be seen when finished. What you will see when all is put together will be the same size as the clock face circle. Using the same circle die used to cut the photo die cut from the white card stock five circles, these will be used for hand written journaling.  When adding colour to the clock elements, the inks used will be Thistle and Leaf green unless stated.

Use the Classic Rose sets to make three roses, each rose has 3-4 petal layers. The ink colour used is Thistle. Watch the film to see how they are made. For the hydrangea petal flowers, use the Cottage Garden Hydrangea sets, one petal plus a blue coloured stamen cut in 1/2 for each flower. The colours used are Magenta Hue and French Ultramarine. The leaves, use the plain leaf vine with 10 leaves on it from the Leafy Accents sets. Some of the leaves will be trimmed away from the vine to be used in the flower clusters. In total there will be 26 leaves used in this project so make at least 3-4 leaf vines. The colours used for this is Leaf Green and Sap Green.

To make the two clock pages with the photo: for this book:- Using a stamped clock and the die that matches the clock face, die cut out the clock face for each page. Colour the clocks with the inks and the aid of the daubers. Apply clear drying adhesive to the back side of the edge of the circle holes. (not stamped side) Place the pre-cut photos to close the hole in the clocks. Taking the pre-cut design paper clock backings and adhere these to the back of each clock. Taking the journaling circle, ink the edges then adhere this also to the back of the clock page. Trim away the clocks feet and the bell hammer. Apply the diamond stickles to the swirls and put aside to dry.  When dry, using a hot glue gun to adhere in a cluster, the hydrangea petal flowers and leaves on each page as shown.

To make the three sentiment pages for this book: Taking a pre-stamped and cut clock  and one of the sentiments, colour with the inks. One of these pages will be the book back page therefore adhere two of the extra card stock die cuts to the back of this page. This page does not have a journaling circle, the other two do. Adhere to the back of each page a collection design paper die cut. Taking the remaining two journaling circles and ink the edges then adhere these to the back of the clock pages. Adhere to each page a circle sentiment to cover the clock face. Trim away the clocks feet and the bell hammer. Apply the stickles to the fancy swirls and the edge of the sentiment circle, when this is dry, arrange and adhere the flowers and leaves in clusters as seen in the project photo.

To make the front page:- Taking one of the remaining clocks and the circle die that fits the fancy swirl frame in the stamped image, die cut this out. The rest of this clock image will not be used. With the last remaining clock page,  die cut the clock face with the matching die, use also at the same time the die that cuts the circle with the clock handles. Secure the dies with the washi tape so the dies will not move as you are cutting. Add colour with the inks to all the die cut elements.

Adhere the fancy swirl frame to the clock front using the 3D double sided foam tape. Adhere the two extra card stock and design paper die cuts of the clock to the back of the clock, adhere also the journaling circle  in place. Flip the page over and with the 3D foam dots or the 3D double sided foam tape adhere the die cut clock face in place over the stamped clock face. Apply the stickles to the clock face circle edges. Arrange and adhere with the hot glue gun the roses, leaves and the hydrangea petal flowers in clusters as pictured. Trim away the clock feet, leave the bell hammer alone on this book cover.

To hold the book together, use the organza ribbon. Using a 14 “ length of ribbon, thread this through all the clock handles then fold in half and tie a knot about 1  1 / 2 “ – 2 “ from the fold. From another piece of ribbon make a triple bow. Using the hot glue gun, adhere the bow to the knot in the ribbon then adhere to the bows knot two hydrangea petal flowers. Now make another knot in the ribbon 1 - 2 “ above the bow. This last knot makes a loop so you can not only lay it on a table but you can hung it on a door, cabinet or draw handle.

Other Products: Inks: Ranger Archival Thistle, Sap Green. Other: Double sided tape, Diamond Stickles, Fussy cutting scissors, Misti, 3D foam card stock, Hot Glue Gun, 3D double sided foam tape, Washi tape, Green organza ribbon, 2 photos.

Created By Susan Smit
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