My Latest “Inspiration by Gwyneth” Post For “Dragons Lair Designs” Blog – February 2016

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It’s time for another inspiration post from me on the “Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog“. This is more or less what I posted over on that blog –

For our February posts every Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog design team member will be working with the wonderful new collection “Understated Elegance” that was launched in the Dragons Lair Designs Store yesterday.

A few days ago I put a sneaky peak photo of part of my creation up in a few places on Facebook and asked everybody to have a think about what it was I was making.

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Well today I’m going to show you.

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Did you guess right?!

It is actually a holder to hold bookmarks and a couple of bookmarks to put in it.  It can stand on a shelf using the integrated stand on the back, or it can be hung up using the eyelette hole in the top.  It is actually to go with the poster I showed everybody in my post yesterday, to encourage readers to use a bookmark rather than turn down pages of old books.

This is what it looks like from below – you will see that there’s some depth to the pocket that’s on the front to hold the bookmarks.

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These are what I used:

Stamping Dragon Designs Item:

Items from the “Understated Elegance” collection available – here – in the store.

Consumables:

  • 300gsm White Cardstock
  • 120gsm White Paper
  • Quick Grab Wet Glue
  • Metal Corner Embelishments
  • Glue Gel
  • Eyelets
  • Pale Yellow Organza Ribbon

Equipment:

  • Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Hougie Board
  • Crop-a-dial

Method:

I printed out various items from the collection at different sizes to go with my project onto paper.  The bookmarks were cut out and stuck onto cardstock before the card was trimmed to leave a small border.

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I cut the main, plain, background to the required size and stuck this onto another sheet of cardstock, and again trimmed to leave a border. I’d printed the next layer with the turned up bottom right corner at the size I wnated so simply had to cut this out before sticking it on.

The pocket was made by sticking on another element, that I’d printed out at the size required, onto a third sheet of cardstock.  I then used a scoreboard to score this a small way from the image and again at 1cm, 2cm, and 3cm from the original line. Folding at the 1 and 2cm lines and cutting at the 3cm line and the corners, etc., I created a pocket that was stuck to the front of my base panel.

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Some of the waste cardstock was cut into a stand shape and stuck to the back of the main panel.

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I used my crop-a-dial to put a hole and set eyelets in the bookmarks and the base panel.

I finished off by adding the ribbon to the bookmarks and the metal corner embelishments to the corners of the main panels.

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And that is it from me for today. I hope my little creation will inspire you to visit the Dragons Lair Designs store and have a play with some of the digital downloads available to buy yourself.

Please visit the “Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog” regularly over the next few weeks as you’ll find various “Inspiration by …” posts appear from the other design team members, as well as colouring tutorials and other posts. I’ll hopefully be back with more posts over the coming months as well, including some using Dragons Lair Designs items.

You can also sign up for the Dragons Lair Designs Newsletter – Here! – there’s a wonderfull mini kit free for all subscribers this month.

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Dragons Lair Designs Links

  • If you fancy trying out some of Dragons Lair Designs, please do visit the Store to find all sorts of digital goodies for crafting, and the minimum spend is only £2 (you’ll find great digi-stamps and lots more).
  • And why not join the “Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group” on Facebook. It’s a small, fun, group where we have lots of different activities which include exclusive challenges, lots of inspiration and giveaways – and there’s a loyalty club for those who take part as well where taking part gets you points, winning gets you more points, and get enough points and you get a voucher to spend in the shop.
  • The “Dragons Lair Designs” page on Facebook. We love it when people “Like” us!
  • While I’m not a fan of Pinterest and especially people’s habit of posting images, digi-stamps, etc., to the site that they’ve got no rights to, you can follow designer Janette Padley on Pinterest!
  • See us on CraftsUPrint
  • Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog : new challenge every month
  • Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog : a showcase/inspiration blog for lots of different crafting made using Dragons Lair Designs.
  • Then of course there’s the Dragon Boss Lady’s own blog – Straight From The Craftroom

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You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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(Thank you for reading this far. I hope you like what you’ve seen and read – You should find a box below where you can leave a comment if you feel like it, but due to the fact that, like many I’m sure, I’ve had some problems with Spam/advertising posts that are absolutely nothing to do with the content of my blog, I now moderate all comments before they go live. Genuine comments will go live when I’ve checked through the list – usually a couple of times a day.)
(Thank you to every body who’s left comments on my previous blog posts. I really do appreciate them all.
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There are two things I’d like to add –

Dragons Lair Designs are currently running a Design Team Call

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There’s currently a big discount available in the Dragons Lair Designs Store

And that is it from me for today.

Please visit the “Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog” regularly over the next few weeks as you’ll find various “Inspiration by …” posts appear from the other design team members. I’ll hopefully be back posting more regularly over the comming months with Dragons Lair Designs and other crafty makes.

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Dragons Lair Designs Links

  • If you fancy trying out some of Dragons Lair Designs, please do visit the Store to find all sorts of digital goodies for crafting, and the minimum spend is only £2 (you’ll find great digi-stamps and lots more).
  • And why not join the “Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group” on Facebook. It’s a small, fun, group where we have lots of different activities which include exclusive challenges, lots of inspiration and giveaways – and there’s a loyalty club for those who take part as well where taking part gets you points, winning gets you more points, and get enough points and you get a voucher to spend in the shop.
  • The “Dragons Lair Designs” page on Facebook. We love it when people “Like” us!
  • While I’m not a fan of Pinterest and especially people’s habit of posting images, digi-stamps, etc., to the site that they’ve got no rights to, you can follow designer Janette Padley on Pinterest!
  • See us on CraftsUPrint
  • Dragons Lair Designs Challenge Blog : new challenge every month
  • Dragons Lair Designs Inspiration Blog : a showcase/inspiration blog for lots of different crafting made using Dragons Lair Designs.
  • Then of course there’s the Dragon Boss Lady’s own blog – Straight From The Craftroom

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You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

Follow on Bloglovin

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(Thank you for reading this far. I hope you like what you’ve seen and read – You should find a box below where you can leave a comment if you feel like it, but due to the fact that, like many I’m sure, I’ve had some problems with Spam/advertising posts that are absolutely nothing to do with the content of my blog, I now moderate all comments before they go live. Genuine comments will go live when I’ve checked through the list – usually a couple of times a day.)
(Thank you to every body who’s left comments on my previous blog posts. I really do appreciate them all.
)

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