Need a place to jot down some notes? Why not make it a pretty altered notebook while you’re at it. Add a monogram to make it even more personal. A great Mother’s Day gift!
Step by Step
Fill a Stampin’ Spritzer with rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Summer Starfruit ink. Spritz the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper and blot the excess ink using a facial tissue. Adhere the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper to the notebook cover.
Stamp the frame image in Island Indigo ink on the Whisper White Cardstock. Cut out the frame and adhere it to the notebook.
Stamp the floral image repeatedly in Pool Party ink on Pool Party Cardstock. Cut the stamped cardstock into a banner shape and curl using the Bone Folder. Set it aside.
Stamp the wreath image in Lucky Limeade ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock; stamp the floral image in Summer Starfruit ink in the wreath center. Punch out the image using the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch. Adhere the Pool Party banner to the back of the stamped Very Vanilla Cardstock circle. Adhere the circle to the stamped frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Cut the letter from Tangerine Tango Cardstock using the Big Shot and the Alphabet Bigz Die. Adhere the letter to the notebook using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Punch the flower from Summer Starfruit Cardstock using the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. Curl the flower petals upward using a Bone Folder. Adhere the flower to the letter. Adhere a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the flower center.
Everything Eleanor Stamp Set; Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White Cardstock; Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper; Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Pad; Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill; Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Stampin’ Dimensionals; 1-3/4″ Circle Punch; Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack; Big Shot; Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die; Stampin’ Spritzer; facial tissue, mini notebook and rubbing alcohol
What did we do before Pinterest came along? We pulled out pages in magazines, printed stuff from the web, or scratched our head while sayin’ where did I see this? The new line, This And That, from Stampin’ Up! is the perfect way to keep track of things you like in a very pretty way.
Love the colors, designs of the paper pack and the stickers! See this post for more on the Epic Day This and That Bundle.
It’s spring here in the Midwest, and it sure looks dull outside right now – lots of brown dead grass, mud, and the occasional resisting-melting dirty snowpile. Ugh. The robins are back – I’ve seen a few flying about, but not enough to REALLY feel like spring. And there’s still a chill in the air. That’s why Stampin’ Up’s recent announcement of a Color Refresh makes me happy – color brightens my day.
Some of my favorite colors from the past are back! Love my Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, and Island Indigo. Can you tell I’m a Pisces? All blues and greens 🙂
So glad to know I don’t have to hoard my favorites! How about you – what are you’re favorites?
Want to get creative on your mobile device? Then I’ve got the app for you! Simply Sent is a cute little digital design app for creating quick, custom greetings to share with someone special. And it’s free!
From your Android device, go to the Google Play Store. Search for Simply Sent, select the application, select install and follow the prompts. From your Apple device, go to iTunes or the App Store to download.
Pick a background, add text, a picture, an embellishment or two, then share.
So instead of getting frustrated ’cause you can’t get past level 25 in Angry Birds, try creating with Simply Sent!
A few simple changes – a little piercing, matching sentiment, sponged edge, and a lined envelope can make a whale of a difference!
Now I love this card, and it’s still clean and simple. And the changes took only a few minutes. Quick directions on how to line an envelope. Cut Designer Series Paper to 4″ x 5 11/16″, slide into top of envelope with a little adhesive, trim to fit outside edge of flap.
Watch my YouTube channel for an upcoming video if you need a visual on how to line an envelope.
Any of you who know me know that I go crazy when it comes to hot air balloons. And these three are no exception.
The bright colors are an instant mood lifter, along with the breezy embossed cloud layer and the psychedelic layer behind the sentiment. A little sponging around the cloud layer gives the card more depth.
Let me know if this card brightens your day by commenting!
I love this vintage British phone booth – although my version is a modern Tangerine Tango orange! A little texture courtesy of the Big Shot and Square Lattice Embossing Folder, and a flat bow finishes it off. Video coming soon on how to tie these bows.
These butterflies are about to fly off the frame – hard to get a picture to do them justice, so you’ll have to take my word for it!
Quick How To
Emboss Swallowtail stamp with Black Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock. Sponge Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Island Indigo classic ink over embossed butterflies. Fussy cut, and apply to store-bought frame with Champagne Glitter Paper inserts using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Can you tell I love this Swallowtail stamp? This card is clean and simple, but talk about wow factor. And it’s quick and easy to do. Pool Party and Daffodil Delight shine on a background of Whisper White. Striking, in my book. Thanks to Elaine Montmorency for the idea.
Stamp Swallowtail in Versamark Ink on Whisper White card stock, and emboss with Black Embossing Powder. Sponge Pool Party and Daffodil Ink over butterfly wings as desired. Stamp sentiment in Black Stazon Ink. Layer on Basic Black mat and Whisper White card base.