Thank you all for the amazing compliments on the Creative Faith Coloring Book. It is starting to land in many places all over the globe so I thought I'd start sharing with you what you can do with these pages, should you tear them out of your book. (Yes, you read that right, I said TEAR them out. They are perforated so that you can)
I am starting with one of the full pages toward the back of the book. I decided to leave it uncolored for now :Tip: If you find that it is a little difficult to tear out the page, just start slowly at the top by helping it along a bit. Once you get it started, it tears right out.
When I started I did not know exactly what I was going to be making but I did have a couple of blank cards and tags in the back of my mind so I grabbed those and started to trim the page into sections based on the patterns : Once I had a few pieces trimmed, I held the strips up to the blank card and just eyeballed it. I NEVER measure. I saw that heart on the lower end of the strip screaming from me to trim it out, so I did :
Once I had my pieces trimmed, I grabbed some adhesive and double sided foam dots to adhere them to the card. Once I had this done, I set it aside and grabbed the other part of the coloring page. Note: There are so many combinations that can be trimmed so do not feel that you have to do it the way I have. Remember, I don't measure and I did not have a plan.
This card could be created either vertically or horizontally and basically what I did was just mix and match the pieces I had trimmed until I found a combination that I liked.
The two pieces that I was playing around with worked okay but I felt it needed a bit more so I took a look that the "left overs" of the coloring page and saw some strips that were screaming at me to be cut (like the heart did)
Once I added the strip, I smiled: I adhered all of the pieces into place and stood it up next to the other card and smiled again. I have a hunch you may too.
There were only a few lonely miscellaneous pieces left and I knew that they were meant for little tags: Take a look at that heart in the box. I trimmed the heart out to use on one tag and then I used the negative to trace another heart onto a scrap to use on another tag:
Next I started adding bits and pieces to the medium and small tags. Note: I used a glue stick for these and trimmed the edges once everything was in place. For this tag pictured below, I did cover over the hole at the top of the tag and simply re-punched it once I had everything in place:
To create a small gift card, I folded one of the medium tags horizontally right to where it starts to form into the top of the tag (look at the photo to see what the heck that means) and I trimmed off the top and the hole. I adhered a trimmed piece to the face of the card and then added that little heart that I had traced and trimmed: all I had left were tiny scraps and I was okay with just tossing those away. Here is a look at everything I created using that one page: Oh, I forgot...I created the little tag hole reinforcers using scraps and the hole reinforcer thinlit die from my Sizzix "Tags & Words" set. So there ya have it. A bunch of cards and tags that are ready to be attached to gifts. I would love to see how you are using the Coloring book. Please send photos and descriptions to documentedfaith(at)att(dot)net so that I can share with others!
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