Oh my goodness have you seen the Tranquil Textures suite of products on page 154 and 155 of the Stampin’ Up! 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue? I simply love it and have so many ideas for projects.
One of the first things I had to do was cover a boring notepad so I somewhere to write all my project plans.
This simple cover for a 4″ x 5-1/2″ notepad started out as a piece of Mint Macaron Card cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored on the long side at 4-1/8″ and 4-3/8″. The creases were then sharpened with a Bone Folder.
I cut a piece from the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack to 3″ x 4″ and scored it on the short side at 1″ and 1-1/4. I folded the piece and placed it over the top of the notepad with the 1″ section at the front, then used liquid glue to secure the DSP to the back of the notepad.
Next I wrapped a 1″ x 4-1/4″ strip of Mint Macaron Card around a mini gel pen (purchased at Staples) and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the ends together before attaching the strip to the back of the note pad to create a pen holder. With that done I could use more liquid glue to add the notepad to the inside of the cover.
On the front of the notepad I used liquid glue to attach a 3-3/4″ x 5-1-4″ piece of Whisper White Card and added a 3-1/2″ x 5″ piece of the same Designer Series Paper design on top.
Then I started to have a little fun.
Using Calypso Coral ink I stamped the large coral image onto a piece of Calypso Coral Card
I used my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform to cut a piece of Crumb Cake Card using the net die from the Under the Sea Framelits, and then the stamped coral piece using the coordinating die.
The ‘have a wonderful adventure’ sentiment comes from the Sea of Textures Stamp Set and was stamped onto a 1-1/4″ x 2″ piece of Whisper White Card using Night of Navy ink. Then I shaped the top left and bottom right corners with the corner rounder on the Detailed Trio Punch.
My die-cut net looked too pristine so I rolled it up into a tight ball then unrolled it and used some Stampin’ Sponge to add some Crumb Cake ink to the surface. It was now ready to be added to the front of the notepad with a little liquid glue.
The sentiment came next, attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals, followed by the coral piece tucked under the top left corner. To finish I tied a simple bow from a length of Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine and added to the top left corner of the sentiment with a Mini Glue Dot.
While I love my new notebook, this design would make an equally good card front don’t you think?