Saturday, March 1, 2014

Guess Who Is A Guest Designer At Alpha Stamps This Month?

My assignment was to create a book from this adorable chipboard corset,
beautiful papers, and sweet embellishments
provided by Alpha Stamps
(a complete list of their products used appears at the end of this post).
I was given the freedom to use additional supplies from my own stash.
Here is how I did it:
I covered both front and back of the chipboard corset pieces in collage papers.
I lightly sanded the edges and finished the holes with eyelets.
I cut 2 corset shapes from scrapbook paper,
and folded each in half.
These became the inside pages of the finished book.

Treating each half as its own collage canvas,
I stamped, and glued images onto the papers.
For the back cover of the book,
I cut 1 corset from lightweight cardboard, and 2 from scrapbook paper.
Using a pedestal die cut, I cut the same 3 layers.
I glued the 3 layers of the pedestal together, the cardboard sandwiched between the papers.
I glued the top edge of the pedestal to the bottom of the cardboard corset,
then glued one paper corset to each side of the cardboard.
The front side was stamped and collaged,
and a length of pearl-drop trim was glued to the bottom edge.
I folded the two inner paper corsets in half,
laid the chipboard corset over each,
and punched the holes.
I then did the same to the back piece.
I inked around the edges of all pieces.
I used clothes pins to hold the layers together,
then laced cream seam binding through the holes,
and tied several bows to finish.
I trimmed the top and bottom of the front of the corset book with this sweet pink gingham ribbon.

I further embellished the book with charms and trinkets from my stash.
To allow the book to stand on its own,
I glued half of a pedestal die cut to the back of the base.
Alpha Stamps Supplies:
Scrapbook Papers:
Blue Fern Garden - "In Bloom" and "Timeless"
Collage Sheets:
"Pink Roses" #719
"Fashionable Victorian Children"
"The Secret Is Out At Last" #534
"My Graceful Figure" #536
Chipboard Corset
Pearl Drop Trim
Pink Gingham Ribbon
Cream Seam Binding
Paper Doily
Thank you to Leslie, Bella, and Caroline from Alpha Stamps
for this opportunity.
(click below to visit Alpha Stamps,
be sure to check out the blog too!)
Welcome to new visitors,
and thank you to my constant friends.
enJOY A Lovely Weekend,


Dorthe said...

Dear Kimberly, what a most wonderful book you created using Alpha Stamps materials , so sweet and beautiful. And congratulations on being guest designer there, they will be so happy having you !!
Hugs, Dorthe

Analia Cristina said...

Hi,I love your work,the corsets are really nice!!!!beautiful book!!!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Absolutely over the top ! Just beautiful papers, embellishments, and fun details. Congrats !
Have a great weekend.

Ana K. said...

Wow Kimberly, again you amaze me with this beauty! Adorable!

Martina said...

An exceptionally beautiful creation, dear Kimberly! Really terrific!

Janet Ghio said...

Congratulations and this book is just adorable!!

smokeysmom said...

Fabulous! I'd love to make a similar corset book...if only I had the materials you used:) Thanks for sharing this fabulous project.

Createology said...

Lovely work and just like you and your style to go above and beyond the standard. This is truly beautiful. Congratulations on your Guest Designing at Alpha Stamps. They are fortunate to have your Creative Genius.

Terri said...

Congratulations on being featured! Yay! Your creation is amazing! I love every bit of it.

Plumfield House Gardens said...

Oh my goodness, don't know how I missed this post, these corseted
papers are adorable!

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