I started November with a nasty cold that only just seems to be improving. I’m not a very patient patient and get very frustrated when illness slows me down. Unfortunately my entire weekend was a complete washout and most of my to do list is still undone. Still it did give me a chance to finish a book I was reading so it wasn’t a total waste. I was also able to create today’s project using the Meandering Meadows 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (DSP) that’s available from tomorrow.
When I’m not ‘doing’ I like to plan, so a notebook was the perfect quick project. I began by grabbing a 4″ x 5-1/4″ spiral bound notebook.
Next, from the Meandering Meadows DSP pack I found a part-sheet left over from an earlier project. At 4″ wide by 6″ high it would easily cover one side of the notebook. All I needed now was another full sheet of the same design and I could get to work.
The part sheet that I'[d found was the right-hand portion of the original sheet so, measuring from the right-hand edge, I trimmed it to 3-3/8″ wide. Then I cut 1/4″ off the top and bottom. Turning to the other (full) sheet I cut another 3-3/8″ wide piece but this time measured from the left-hand edge. Then as before I cut 1/4″ off the top and bottom edges.
Now I needed some mat layers and cut two 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ pieces of Night of Navy Card. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the card pieces to the front and back covers of my notebook, lining them up against the outer edges. With that done I opened the notebook and laid it flat on the table so I could see both covers togther.
Although there was a tiny bit of overlap, my two pieces of DSP essentially created a single scene and I wanted to keep that continuity. So I glued the piece without the tree to the back cover leaving 1/8″ of the mat layer showing on the right. Then I added the piece with the tree to the front cover with the mat layer showing on the left.
Finally I chose the middle-sized “Just a note” sentiment from the Go To Greetings Stamp Set. First, using Night of Navy ink I stamped it onto a scrap of Basic White Card. Then I cut it out using the scalloped rectangle die from the Mini Pocket Envelope Dies set. Having done that I glued the sentiment onto the front cover and my new notebook was complete.
For more projects using this gorgeous DSP see my blog post Meadow views
ONLINE EXCLUSIVES – The Meandering Meadows 6″ x 6″ DSP pack will be available for customers to buy starting tomorrow when it’s added to the Stampin’ Up! Online Exclusives range. The Mini Pocket Envelope Dies are already part of the Online Exclusives. These items are subject to availability and may be discontinued without warning. For a sneak peek of some other new items joining the range tomorrow check out my latest Online Exclusives flyer.