Wednesday, August 22, 2012

File Box with Folder and Index Cards

                                                          File Box with Folder and Index Cards
                                                                          Judy Tesla Stark

   I made this file box to accessorize my Grandson's chalkboard box I made for him.   My file box measures 5 inches high by 7 inches wide.  Nice large size to keep reports, appointments and pictures in!  The picture above is showing one of the folders and 3 index cards.  The scallop trim is designed to go inside the box to give you extra support!  Very easy file to cut out and put together quickly!

  I cut this using heavyweight cardstock.  I used 15 K/O, force 2 and speed 3.  After chalking the edges, I added some "Scrabble Tiles" for my title.

  I then colored a LaLaLand stamp and added it on the back of the box.  I plan to add a few sayings for skateboarders after I find out what they are???  Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

"When I Grow Up" Kindergarten CD Book

One look at this picture of my Grandson's 1st day of school, I knew I had to make him something special!!   I wish I had thought of the concept behind this but credit is due to a Pinterest crafter.  I personally think the idea is fabulous and also quick to do.  

 First, "The Picture."

Now the idea!!  I used the CD Folder pattern
Diecuts used were the Bosskut Apple and the Clip Board.  I used heavyweight cardstock and made my folder 3 inches by 3 inches.  I also cut a rectangle 4 inches long by 2.10 inches wide for my tab insert.

I printed a postcard size of my photo and placed it on the insert tab.  The apple is for his teacher to write a sweet message (we hope) about Cash at the end of the school year!
You could add his school picture on the back of the insert tab or inside folder.  I would add a journal page for you as his Mom or Grandmother with significant occurrences. Awards, sports or first girlfriend/crush etc.  
You make one of these for each school year and present to your child when he graduates!!!!  What a wonderful and meaningful idea!!  

                                                          Bosskut Apple and Clip Board

Front Cover

I cut a 2.75 inch square for my cover and then used the Bosskut Gazelle pen feature to write the titles. I added the ribbon, chalked my paper and then added glitter to the name title.  This is an easy level project and completed within 30- 45 minutes.  When I finish the other 11 folders, I will put into a box and give to my daughter to keep up with the pictures and information needed.  Remember, take those
 1st day pictures of your child ! 

Judy Tesla Stark

Sunday, August 12, 2012

ABC School CD Folder Book

ABC CD Folder Book by Judy Tesla Stark

It's back to school tomorrow in Central Florida!!  Special blessings to all of the Teachers tomorrow....

I made another CD folder book using this beautiful Graphic 45 paper.  I used the CD folder pattern.  I first cut my folder pieces.  Using my 12 inch mat, I can make a 5.5 inch square book as the pattern is 2 pieces.
I attached my front cover ribbon using 2 way 1/8" tape and then added a coat of Mod Podge over the front cover. 

I then cut 3 of the Scalloped Bottom Tag by Judy Stark.  These tags are great for this type of project as you can put 4 different pictures onto the tag or journal and pictures.  When I cut the tags, I did not cut the circle out of the top of this tag.  I then cut my frames and chalked these. 

The stamp I used is also by Graphic 45.  I added the button and my project is completed!! 

Judy Tesla Stark

CD Folder Tag Book

CD Folder Tag Book by Judy Tesla Stark

I believe every family has at least one person who loves to research Genealogy. I had a Great Aunt who took the time to save me newspaper clippings and share her stories of our family. Being in my 30's at the time, I guess I should have listened more closely and appreciated her time more? I realize this now as I am trying to keep our family history organized.

Six months ago, I was with one of my daughter's and her daughter at the children’s hospital. The Doctor asked about our family heritage in reference to where our great grandparents were born, what country etc. I was quite surprised I was being asked and more so that my answers needed to be correct for her diagnosis. So… it is not only important you know what caused a death but also where did your family come from.

Making this type of family book is perfect for you to share with your children and siblings. Hopefully, it will exist in your family for hundreds of years.

I designed and then cut the cd folder using my Bosskut Gazelle.  On the left side of the above photo: I added the Bosskut design Leaves # 0698 and attached a golden string ribbon.  For the right side: I cut 3 tags and a Bosskut card band lace # BKD093.  

I chalked all of my paper embellishments, added the 2 pearls and applied the bronze charm onto the card band. 

Each of my tags in the folder section can hold 4 - 3 inch by 3.5 inch photo's!  I can also add journaling.
 A total of 15 photographs and I will also add a CD in the CD holder section on the left side!  There are many free websites to start your research in Genealogy.  I plan to burn a cd with all of our family tree information.

Judy Tesla Stark  - Bosskut Design Team