Wednesday, February 29, 2012

For Pages with Papertrey Sketch 6

Hello, all!

Today, am sharing a layout using Leigh's Pages with Papertrey Sketch #6.  Am glad to have found Leigh's challenges because it made me use (or think of using) the stamps i've been, ahem,cough,cough, hoarding, ahem, keeping :)  Thank you, Leigh!

Title:  These Moments

The February blog hop at Papertrey was going on while i was making this page and the hop's theme had been interactive cards/projects.  I knew i wouldn't be able to finish this to meet the deadline, but in the spirit of the hop :), and because i love interactive elements on pages, i've put my journaling on a slider.  It's a spur of the moment decision too haha! (There's a mini step-by-step near the end of this post.)

Here are some close-ups:

Have stamped Tiny Tags hearts and sentiments.  Flower Fusion sentiment on Half & Half die cut. Placed some bling on the buttons, and of course, Stickles :)

More bling and Tiny Tags hearts.

More Flower Fusion and Tag-Its sentiments, bling, Stickled buttons. More Tiny Tags hearts.  Have also stamped the "happy" banner from Tag-Its #10 on the tail of the plane of the patterned paper.

And here's the mini tutorial.  Since i decided to place a slider impromptu, i really did not go into detailed planning/measurement.  I guess i slipped into express-countermeasure mode (sorry, shades of my engineering profession).
1st photo:  Using scrap cardstock (mine's from one of my OLW mishaps), i've made 2 slits 0.25" from either side (Tip: You might want to make this part wider for stability).  The vertical length of the slits would depend on how long you want your "peeking" (for lack of a better term) paper to slide out.  I've also left ~0.5" space at the bottom; this is to stop the paper from completely sliding out.
i've adhered the stripey paper on top of my "peeking" piece to act as stopper and as paper guide when sliding in/out. This stripey paper should be wider than the "peeking" piece.
2nd (middle) photo:  Slip the stripey paper in the slits on either side.
3rd photo:  Finished! :)  Ok, you've to do some sliding tests first.  And tweak if necessary. 

I hope the above is clearer than mud.  If ever, let it only be a guide, somewhere to start with, because mine doesn't slip back in easily; i've to move it from side to side while slipping it back :)  I've made some LOs before with interactive elements where i really measured and made "prototypes" first (ok, i like to see how they work and how they wouldn't work, heehee!) HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

Thanks so much for spending time with me! 


Supply list:  Papers and embellishments - Studio Calico Glee Club and Pep Squad kits; Washi tape - Made With Love; stamps (Tiny Tags, Tag-Its #10,12, Flower Fusion #10 ), ink (Raspberry Fizz, Classic Kraft), die (Half & Half), buttons (Dark Chocolate) - Papertrey Ink; Ranger Stickles; bling - Q Basics; ink - Ranger  TH Distress Ink; adhesives - Helmar, Claudine Studio Matte, AC This to That.


Leigh said...

What a wonderful layout! I love how you used the sketch and all the fabulous little details you added, while still keeping lots of white space and a "clean feeling"!
Thanks for playing along with my sketch!

carol (krillsister) said...

You did a nice job with your layout. Love that you added an interactive element in the spirit of the Blog Hop.

Leah said...

Wonderful LO! I love the colors and the all the little details, especially the little tags.

Deb said...

Love your lo! The woodgrain and chevrons are perfect! Love your bling! Thanks for sharing!

Jen Adcock said...

Amzing job with the layout. Mind you, that photo alone is award-winning. Love the accents of the Tiny Tags on the page. That os so cool. But really it all works wonderfully. Fab job! Thanks for the mini tut too. ;-)

Lindsey said...

SO many details! This is fantastic. I especially love the slider journaling. I'm so excited to try it out. (Thanks for the tutorial!)

Heather Landry said...

Your page is SO cute and I love all of the interactive features on your layouts. Very, very cool!