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Arty Expression Handmade Match Book

Arty Expression digital stamp design for atcs, inchies and handmade books Arty Expression digital stamp design for atcs, inchies and handmade books Arty Expression digital stamp design for atcs, inchies and handmade books By Chris / CS Designs
 This is yet another simple handmade book technique. The main focal point of this tiny book is an inchie and it was created using my Arty Expression Digital Stamp design as the main focal point.

Sections of the Inchie have been colored with Prismacolor pencils, and blended with odorless turpentine using paper stumps.  The inchie has been several layers of the same size square underneath to give it a little height.

The scalloped square was created with the postage stamp die from Cuttlebug. The stitching on the book uses the same three hole technique as the pamphlet booklet in this issue only instead of the stitching going on the side on the spine of the book, the stitching is on the top.

For an even easier version of these booklets, the fold over flap can be held together with a staple of two and then covered with a think strip of decorative paper to hide the staples.

 There is not really a lot to these little books, and the photos should give you a pretty good idea of how easy they really are.

Materials List:
Arty Expression Digital Stamp by CS Designs
Cuttlebug Postage Stamp Die
Cardstock, & Text Weight Paper
Thread, Beads, Sewing Needle
Adhesive, Cutting Tools and Pigment Ink
Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Turpentine, Paper Stumps




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1 comment:

  1. this would make a wonderful gift. I love the whole idea of this. What a wonderful project.

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