I wanted to share one of my latest Halloween journals that I made recently. This is an altered HALF composition notebook. I take the full size notebooks down to my local printer, Minute Print It and I have them chop a stack of composition notebooks in half. It doesn’t take them very long, just a couple of minutes. Then I take them home and make them pretty… or in this case, spooky. 🙂
This is a very easy project. Just cover the front and back covers inside and out in whatever material you prefer. I used cardstock on this one. (I have used fabric. I will have to post one of those next time.) Just cut the cardstock down to fit your size of notebook and adhere. I use one of 2 adhesives… YES paste, which is a book binding glue that is slow to dry so you have time to work with it when placing paper pieces. Or, Quick Dry Paper Glue which dries quickly and doesn’t wrinkle your paper.
I always dye the edges of the covers with coordinating Walnut Ink. It makes them look nice and neat and gives them a “finished” look. You can then embellish as you like. I used ribbon on this one and stamped the words “Nevermore” near the crows.
This process is easy. Just about anyone can do it. But is does take a bit of time. If you’d rather not make one yourself you can always visit my Etsy store to purchase it completed. Also, if you would like a particular design just email or convo me and I would be happy to make a special one just for you.
Posted in Notebooks & Journals & Diaries, Rubber Stamped Items
Tagged altered, Black, diary, green, Halloween, Journal, nevermore, notebook, poe, Raven
I found some awesome Halloween scrapbook paper and just had to make a few new journals. For this “Book of Potions” journal I used a full size composition notebook and covered it with the spooky cardstock and embellished it with ribbon and clear glazed the spiders.
I lined the inside covers with coordinating cardstock. So it is ready to go to be used for anything… a journal, a place to keep personal or school notes, a “recipe” book or just a Halloween decoration. You decide! 🙂 Book of Potions on Etsy.
Since my February Stamp Camp got canceled I thought I would give you a little taste of spring. Indiana has had unusually spring like weather in January and it has inspired me to get out into the yard, do some spring cleaning, create with flowers and little animals… Therefore, my March Stamp Camp will be spring themed. As many of you know, I have a BIG event planned. You will not want to miss it. It is called a “Round Robin” event and it is right around the corner! Here are the details:
Travel around to different tables to create 6 spring themed projects, receive the NEW 2012 A Muse Studio catalog and a scrapbook kit.
Enjoy drinks and a dessert bar with other stamping friends!
I need 6 table hostesses!!! If you fill a table of eight with yourself and 7 friends your admission will be FREE and you will also receive an additional FREE hostess gift.
Early registration is $35 if paid before March 12th. Late registration is $40.00.
Take advantage of the EARLY BIRD registration. Before you know it March 12th will be here. 🙂 Call or email to register or for more information.
Card by A Muse Studio Designers
I am starting a new promotion. It is called the Happy Birthday Club! During the month of your birthday you will receive a 10% discount (before shipping and handling) on all A*Muse Studio products or on all my hand crafted art and vintage products through my Etsy Store. It is easy! All you have to do is register your birthday (call or email me with the date) then I will send you a birthday card a week before your birthday month with a special coupon to use either on line or in person to receive your 10% birthday discount! Don’t delay. February birthdays still have time to take advantage of this fun birthday gift.