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.
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!
- 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.
It is summer and summer is the time to escape to exciting destinations for a relaxing vacation. You’ll need a travel journal to record your thoughts and adventures while you’re away. Since today is Tuesday, it’s time to announce another “Thrilling Thursday” contest. I will give away the lovely Esacape Journal pictured here to the 10th person to email me the correct answer to the following question… “
What 12 x12 Soar With It Cardstock Collection (from The Angel Company) did I use to make this journal?”
This is a great compact sized journal. It measures approximately 7-1/2 x 5 inches. The front and back covers are decorated and insides are fully lined. They retail for $11.00 each.
I will announce the winner this “Thrilling Thursday”.
All supplies from The Angel Company.