Wednesday, April 21, 2010

FINALLY the CHA dies! LOVE :)

I love the large size dies from the CHA release. As you probably know by now, I LOVE mini books. Even though the composition book is a little bigger than most 'mini-books' it's still an awesome size and the uses for it are endless. Finished size is 5 1/2 x 7 inches. Here are just a couple of ideas - I had to stop, it's addicting. :) The chicks books is my favorite!

Besides the composition book, I used the scallop edge die with the spine, Cotton Candy and Khaki skinny mini alphas, eggs, cracked egg, and the chick and hen by Cottage Cutz.

Use this one for a garden journal or planting notes. Alpha here is Oatmeal, snail is Cottage Cutz.

and here's a more generic masculine-looking book for whatever. I love this pinstripe paper I've had in my stash forever. It seemed the perfect fit for the comp book.

Then there are the sketchbooks. So versatile! The largest is approximately 4 x 5 1/2 inches; the medium size is 2 1/2 x 4 1/4, and the bitty one (which I used for the Road Trip title) is 1 1/2 x 2 1/2. I love what I call the "bonus feature" on this set--the punched holes are an exact fit for the 3/8 inch o-wires for the Bind it All!!! I love that you can bind these with the BIA, but even if you don't have one you can easily use ribbons, or binder rings, or brads.....whatever you like! Lots of cute ways to go with this set.

Here's one in the largest size for Grace to track her "observe-tions" as she calls bug watching! ;) I'm sure she'll be all over this when she stays with us this summer. I used the label from the composition book and Cotton Candy alpha for the title. And the ants had to be there - it's a bug book! I cut the covers from QK adhesive chipboard then covered them with QK adhesive clear plastic. I love that stuff.

And the smaller one makes a great mini book to toss in the glove box for keeping track of regular auto maintenance. Again used the clear plastic for the cover.

......or to track mileage, expenses and sights while on vacation or weekend getaway.

And finally, for this card, I used the new Cotton Candy 2x2 alphabet, 2x2 Oatmeal alpha, cloud, raindrop and the scallop edge dies. I love the sizes of the scallops in the 3-piece edge set. I only wish I had a cutter that accomodates 12 inch paper! It would be awesome to make your own die cut edged 12x12 paper. But they are just as cute on cards, as you can see here.

inside message (cloud, cc flowers, picket fence border)

I admit it, I like these dies more than I thought I would and I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more of these in future projects. Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. you were right..that compostition book is super cute! What great ideas!! love it and the mini sketch books!!! you are so creative!


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