Monday, 19 May 2014

Prima Cartographer Papers - Tag Book and Wallet.

Hi Blog friends,  here to show you more projects using the Prima Cartographer Papers.
These are available at Ali-Craft.

And this is the set I have been using.


 
The first project I would like to show you today is a Tag Note Book.


                                                                    The Front.
You can just see some of the inner pages which I decorated using the stamp that Ali sent me.
The only extra things I used were: ribbon, white paper and the dome stickers, everything else came from the pad.




 
 
                             And the Back.
 
 
 

Having made this I quite fancied a wallet to store it in and made it using the Faux Leather technique that many of you will have seen Sheena Douglas use.
However instead of using plain craft card, I did it on a sheet of the card from the pad.
And here it is.
 
 
 
The pocket is stamped on unbleached calico fabric and then sewn on to the card during it's construction.
 
 
 
 
To Make this :

  • Spray the card with the glycerin/water mixture to soften it and keep crinkling the paper and reapplying the glycerin until you get the effect that looks like chamois leather.
  • You need to be careful that it doesn't rip, but the odd cut doesn't matter as it is lined inside.
  • Allow it to dry a little and then go over it with any brown distress ink which will be picked up by the creases.
 
  • I have used an an embossing folder with mine but that is up to you.
 
  • You should then seal the ink using a spray glue or apply one with a brush this also serves to strengthen the card.
 
  • I stamped a large piece of calico big enough to line the inside and make a pocket. I glued the lining to the inside before putting the whole thing together.
 
 
 
  • The back section is longer than the front to allow for the flap.


  • I attached metal fasteners and then joined everything together by machining them.
  • As I had a little of the card left over, I also made two tags which can be seen in the pocket.
 

 
 
 
Hope you find these instructions useful and pop over to have a look at the Prima papers that are available at Ali-Craft.
The set is really good value for money. I made five projects using the pad and still have card and stickers left over.
 
See you soon,
Happy crafting,
Angela x








 





8 comments:

  1. Did I see your gorgeous tag book at Ali's yesterday? It is a real beauty, I love those papers! Your tutorial is excellent and I will definitely have a go using paper other than Kraft for the faux leather. Thanks so much for the inspiration Angela! Anne xx

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  2. hi Angela, AMAZING project, love what you have made from the paper pad, gorgeous colours, thank you for a great tutorial, think I will have to have a go one day..
    pam x

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  3. What a gorgeous project, Angela! I love the colour scheme. I have used Sheena's faux leather technique too, but with acrylic paints, for my recycled mini-album. It's a great technique, and amazingly realistic, not just in appearance but in feel as well.

    Thanks for your lovely comment about my latest craziness - I did manage to coax a card out of it in the end, but my word, what a struggle it was!! At least my hubby liked it.

    Shoshi

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  4. Oh! This is fabulous!!! Thanks for the step by step! Wonderful project!

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  5. This a fabulous technique Angela! I have seen something similar on you tube and thought I must try it, you have inspired me to give it a go, the effects you have achieved are so cool! (Thanks for your lovely comments btw)

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  6. This a fabulous technique Angela! I have seen something similar on you tube and thought I must try it, you have inspired me to give it a go, the effects you have achieved are so cool! (Thanks for your lovely comments btw)

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  7. wow clever "you" there, Angela great work indeedy, thanks for popping over too :D
    Shaz in Oz.x #14

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  8. I love this technique and will try it out when I get back to normal. Thanks so much for your comment. I'll get straight one day.... sometime!!
    Jo x

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