Monday, April 23, 2012

String Art Handmade Album Cover

Come Sail Away
Ahoy Maties!!! As usual, I'm really enjoying my position here at Club Scrap Inc. designing projects! I really had a lot of fun creating this Month's Come Sail Away Club Stamp project - the Ship's Log String Art book (and hope you like it too). You remember the string art done with little nails and wood plaques right? It can be as elaborate or simple as you want it to be. Well I found that our little paper brads work well for wrapping the waxed linen thread around to create the string art sailboat on the front of this handmade mini ablum. With the included template (for hole piercing & stringing) in the April Club Stamp kit, it's smooth sailin'
After wrapping the matte board covers and rubber stamping on them, the stringing fun begins. Then a basic pamphlet is used to stitch in the inside pages, and the book is ready to fill with favorite quotes, journaling, sketches, rubber stamping and photos. Of course the Ship's Log project card that comes with the kit has great stepout pics and instructions to follow.

I couldn't seem to stop at just one album once I had the sailboat template that we've created for the kit in hand, so I made another album with the same template, but using other materials from my own stash of cool Club Scrap stuff. Just thinking of all the string art possibilities that could be used....

Instead of using a cardstock wrapped album cover, I used the Versailles Canvas to cover this album, rubber stamping on it first, and I just love the result! The canvas adds to the nautical feel of this handmade album. Here a pic of my stamped & stringed cover before adding the insides....

and then stamping on and adding the inside cover, (the Bon Voyage Anchor stamp came in handy with this ablum's theme)

and adding the holes and eyelets in the binding area for attaching inside pages.

Here I am adding inside pages, with that same simple pamphlet stitch,

I also enjoyed stamping and adding cruise photos to the inside pages,

Here is it, all completed and filled with photos, and memories.

Another hand crafted keepsake created!
Thanks for looking - wishing you sunny skies and smooth sailing!


  1. Kay, this is so fantastic! I am loving this project and the way you used the quote from Expressions as the waves!! OH MY GOSH, so darn clever. Love it love it love it!!

  2. Thanks so much Julie, Ya I thought that wavey text in that Expressions stamp was perfect for waves for the boat to sail on, and the circular image from the Michael Strong CS Retreat stamps(from a couple retreats ago)was good for the sun - it was a fun project for sure! As usual, I want to make more.

  3. Julie beat me to the same comment about the waves. Kay your artistry, imagination and engineering always astound me. Love all your projects.