Wednesday, April 8, 2009


It is BELLI CHALLENGE DAY! I know I have said this a few Wednesdays in a row now - but did you know we moved to a new BLOG and changed the name? Please join the fun at!

This week's Belli Challenge was to use your Cello Bags...I was all set had this project set up and realized that this uses the clear envelopes.

I am back with the tutorial. I was all prepared to share it here this morning, but then got a wave of nausea, so I went back to bed. Are you an American Idol fan? I tend to record everything, but then my DVR cut off the show early...ARGH! I missed my favorite! Adam Lambert! But thankfully due to modern technology I found it here - check it out!

I created this little booklet with my new Digi-print Graduation set that is available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. When you participate in the Belli Challenge this week, you can win this Digi stamp!!!

The instructions for this came from Jill Smith, 2006

Clear Envelope Album

Covers: One piece of cardstock cut into TWO pieces measuring 4 3/4" x 8 1/2". Score each cover piece at 1". Fold completing crease with the bone folder.

Binding: One piece of cardstock measuring 2 1/2" x 4 1/4". Score at 1 1/4", fold, completing crease with the bone folder. (I skipped this portion on my project)

Envelopes: Stampin' Up! Clear Envelopes: 5

Accessories: Brads - Quantity 2 (I used 5), 1/16th hole punch, Bone folder, Sticky Strip


1. Layer Clear Envelopes on each other, one at a time, by lining up the closed ends/ Use the envelope adhesive to stick them to each other. Make sure the envelopes are all the same side up (i.e. side the envelope opens on)

2. Stick the Clear Envelope stack on top of one of the folded flaps of one of the cover cardstock pieces.

3. Place the other cover cardstock piece, folded flap down, on the top of the envelope stack. Use 1/16th punch to punch TWO holes, one from the top and one from the bottom, through BOTH cover pieces and the envelope stack. Insert your brads. (Note: You are creating the look of one of the Post Bound Albums. This will also allow more envelopes to be added to the Clear Envelope Album at a later date.)

4. Attach binding cardstock piece using Sticky Strip, around the folded ends of the Album.

5. Decorate your cover as you wish.

Here is the fabulous Design Team links - go check them out and let them WOW you!!!

I will post the tutorial for this by lunchtime today! Now onto the Bloggers Challenge!

This week's colors...

This week, Tootles & Binks is our Sponsor! When you participate be sure to link up with Mr. Linky for your chance to win! Be sure to check out Tootles & Binks website too!

Be sure to head on over to the Colour Copic Challenge Group for more information and to see MORE TOOTLES & BINKS! VERY CUTE STAMPS and SO Fun to color!
Visit the Design Teams Blog for more inspiration with these colors!
Chrissy D


Christina said...

Gread little photo book. I love the dipolmas

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Great Graduation card and the color challenge card for your Copic group is done so well!

Danita said...

Awesome idea for the Belli challenge!!! I love what you did with them!!!

Cute card and IMAGE for the copic challenge!!! Where is that image from???

Awesome job with both of these challenges!!!

Ceal said...

Great job with both challenges! beautiful coloring!

Kristen Hermanny said...

I was interested on the blog with your make with today's challenge. I am glad you put instructions on your blog. Neat idea!
This really ups the look of a brag book. And being able to personalize it is very nice!

Joan Ervin said...

What a great little graduation album...beautiful colors and stamps!!! I lvoe your copic challenge card, too...what a beautiful image and gorgeous coloring, as always!!!

Kathy W said...

what a fabulous project and neat graduation gift- need to check out digi images!

Anne said...

Chris you totally blow me away with all your creativity!! Love the mini book, I wanna win it!! LOL!! Great cards today too, so much eye candy here, I love it!!

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

ahhhhhhhhh, I am lovin' what you have done with our Simone, and am completely in love with the colour combo. Gotta have those fab flowers too.

Toodles & Binks

Holly said...

Love your belli challenge!! (Even if you did cheat... LOL)

Shelly Koskinen said...

Great job with the little book and SIMONE.

Sally said...

Great image on this piece!

Susie Sugar said...

Stunning really sassy love susie xx