Haven't stamped for weeks now and was beginning to ask myself if I should put all my stamps on EBay - answer was a resounding 'NOoooooo'. Mind you, if I did I would be rich, even if they sold for £1 each, I have so many.
So yesterday, out came the stamps and the Distress Inks, white card, blue card and a flip-flap (???) book I made ages ago at our stamp group. I spent a couple of happy hours measuring the sample and working out how much card I needed to cut and ink up and ended up with blue fingers - again. Stamps came out today and another couple of hours to finish it. It's quite complicated to explain so I'l show you a top view of the book/card/thingy.
The centre is three pieces of 4x8 card folded to make mine gate-folds (2-4-2 inches) and then stuck together on one of the 2 inch sides. Back is 8x4 scored at 1and half, half, 4, half, 1and half (the half inch sections make the two spines). The 1 and half inch edges are stuck between two more 4x4 pieces to make the front and back.
Here's a look at the pages.
Inside first set.
and the back...
Not content with the piles and piles of stamps I have already I went out today and bought some more. There is a craft show on in Leigh this weekend so I went with a friend and couldn't resist a few goodies. One was a bargain (Stampers Anonymous labels, reduced to £12) so I reckon I actually saved money and that's a good thing - isn't it?