Do you write lists, notes, reminders? I do. A lot. So I suppose it’s inevitable that I’d need to buy lots of notebooks and pads. The one I keep in my handbag (purse) is quite plain, after all with everything else that goes in there it never stays looking nice for long, but the notebooks and pads I keep at home are an entirely different matter.
When I saw the script design in the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack I knew exactly what I wanted to use it on, a large 5″ x 8″ notepad I’d just purchased at Dollarama.
There’s actually three of the designs from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper used on this project. The main script piece is mounted into a layer of Whisper White Card, and then onto the Grapefruit Grove Card cover piece with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Then I added a Pearlised Doily and a folded length of the Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon with Mini Glue Dots.
Next came the horizontal panel, another piece from the Share What You Love Specialty DSP, mounted onto Grapefruit Grove Card with liquid glue and then onto the notepad front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The pretty pearlised floral embellishment comes from a third piece of Share What You Love Specialty DSP, fussy cut with Paper Snips and attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The three sentiments come from one sentiment from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set, stamped onto Whisper White Card with Blackberry Bliss ink and then the three sections cut apart so they could be attached to the notepad separately.
Finally, I used a Mini Glue Dot to add a small Lovely Lipstick Tinted Faceted Button to the centre of the flower.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I LOVE those Tinted Faceted Buttons! I can honestly say I can’t remember the last time I put a button on one of my projects. In the 4+ years I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I’ve probably used a button maybe 4 or 5 times at the most. These buttons however are spectacular, all shiny and sparkly. They come in a tub of twenty four; 12 large and 12 small, four of each size in Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove and Call me Clover, and I have a feeling I may need to buy more.
NOTEPAD COVER TUTORIAL
I’ve covered notepads a number of times in the past and even made a YouTube video using a 5″ x 8″ pad like this one. The paper and card in the video is different but the process is the same.
I also redrew the diagram from the video so you can make a similar notebook cover in any size you like.
Well that’s it from me for today, I do hope you’ll join me again tomorrow for more papercrafting inspiration.