Daily Archives: July 9, 2008

Mom’s Notebook

My mother came to visit over the 4th of July weekend and I made this sweet mini composition notebook for her.  She loves these little notebooks to carry in her purse to jot down notes.  She went through my drawers of papers to find what she wanted and chose the Winchester 12×12 Cardstock Collection from The Angel Company.  My mom’s favorite color is purple and she loved all the “aged” effects on the Winchester papers.  

I measured and trimmed a piece of cardstock for the front and back covers.  I’ve noticed that each composition book is sized slightly different.  So the front and back cover dimensions will vary.  The decorative strip along the left edge measure 3/4 of an inch wide.  I recommend using YES paste to adhere the cardstock to the covers.  I’ve found it to be the best paste for book binding and it can be used on a wide variety of mediums… paper, glass, metal, fabric, leather.  It is very strong and gives professional results.   

Then Mom had the great idea to embellish the tag with the colored diamonds.  These little diamonds are on the bottom of each page on the label that you remove.  She cut out each little diamond and I adhered them with Pop Dots to a scrap of cardstock and layered it on the tag.  I also added a purple Princess Brad for a little sparkle and stamped her name with a retired mini alphabet from Stampin’ Up.  We loved the final results.  The idea to use the little colored diamonds that you would normally throw away was brilliant!  Waste not, want not!

Happy Stamping!!

  • Stamps: Mini Alpahbet from Stampin’ Up!
  • Cardstock: Winchester 12×12 Cardstock Collection from The Angel Company
  • Ink: Noir Palette Ink
  • Accessories: YES paste, Pop Dots, Princess Brads

All supplies (except stamps) from The Angel Company.