I decorated this little notebook today. It originally was just a plain striped, spiral bound book with a brown elastic closure. It was cute by itself, but it just needed a little… something! I used the retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set Cool Cat. I used Burnt Umber and Boudoir Blush Palette Ink to stamp the images. The “kitty” white cardstock panel measures 2-1/2 x 3-1/8 inches. The “perfume bottle” white cardstock panel measures 1-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches. I dragged the edges of both panels in the Bourdoir Blush ink before I adhered them to the notebook. For some last finishing touches tied coordinating ribbon scraps to the spiral binding and added dashes of glitter to the cat’s crown, collar and the perfume bottle.
It is a simple project, easy to do. But if you don’t have the time and would still like one you can purchase it from my Etsy website. Here is the link… http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14241694 . I have several new things listed there so stop by and see what you’d like. 🙂
It has been over a week since I’ve been able to find the time to create. 😦 I’ve been itching to get into the paper, inks and glues. Alas, I’ve had other obligations. So this afternoon I sat down to relax and create. This is another journal made out of half of a composition book.
I can’t get enough of these journals. They are perfectly sized… approximately 7-1/2 x 5 inches… not too big and not too small. They fit perfectly in your purse or backpack. It is super easy to make. I cut the cardstock to size and paste it to the outside and inside covers with YES paste. I used a fine sanding block to remove any paper or glue residue from the cover’s edges once the paste has dried. (I usually let mine set a couple of hours.) I then dragged the edges in Charcoal Palette ink to cover any imperfections. I wrapped the gold organdy ribbon around the cover twice and tied it in a bow. I stamped the three words on the front cover in Noir Palette ink. That’s it… super easy!
Stamp Set: Dance With Your Spirit
Cardstock: Amberley Grace 12×12 Cardstock Collection
Ink: Noir Palette Ink, Charcoal Palette Ink
Accessories: Amberley Grace Ribbon
All stamp supplies are from The Angel Company.