Today is going to be another busy day in the craft studio for me. Like many Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators right now I’m preparing for the end of the current annual and mini catalogues. In addition there will be a colour refresh, and we’ll find out more about that when we get our first look at the 2023/2024 Annual Catalogue next week. Today’s project uses my favourite Go To Greetings Stamp Set, along with the Texture Chic 12” x 12” Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is virtually guaranteed to retire.
I’m a huge list maker and need a new notebook for my purse. A little while ago I bought some mini composition books for exactly this purpose. While they were cheap, they certainly weren’t pretty but that was an easy fix.
CHIC GOLD SPOTS
One of the problems I’ve found with these little books is that the black binding is rarely applied straight. So I began by measuring the front and back covers and cutting two pieces of the Texture Chic DSP 1/4″ larger than my measurements. Next I put Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) over the front cover but avoiding the black binding. Then I placed one of the DSP pieces onto the cover sliding the straight edge of the piece up against the edge of the binding. Now it was a simple task to trim off the excess DSP with my Paper Snips, using the edge of the notebook cover as a guide.
Turning to the back of the notebook I planned to cover it in exactly the same way. However first I cut 8″ of Gold & Vanilla 3/8″ Satin Edged Ribbon. Then using a little Tear & Tape Adhesive I fixed one end of the ribbon to the outside back cover at the top. With that done I put liquid glue over the cover as before and fixed the second piece of DSP on top. Once again I trimmed off the excess DSP with my Paper Snips.
For my sentiment I chose the medium sized “Just a note” from the Go To Greetings Stamp Set. Using VersaMark ink I stamped it onto a scrap of Petal Pink Card. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with black powder from the Basics Embossing Powders Pack. After tapping off the excess, I removed a few stray specks before melting the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
Finally I cut out the sentiment using the smallest of the fancy corner rectangles in the Something Fancy Dies. Then with liquid glue on the back, I attached the die-cut piece to the front cover and just like that my notebook was complete.
For more projects featuring the gorgeous Texture Chic Specialty DSP see these earlier blog posts:
- Slimline birthday greetings
- Many thanks
- Celebrating with gold
- Treat someone today
- Chic with golden accents
- Peaceful moments
- Valentine treat
RETIRING PREDICTIONS – I’m 99% certain that the Texture Chic Specialty DSP will be on the retiring list next week along with all the other DSP packs.
Leave a Reply