I’m sure I’m not alone in finding that when I buy a pack of patterned paper there’s designs I can’t see myself using. It’s not that they’re awful, but rather just not my style, or don’t inspire me. Well I have to say I’ve finally found a pack where I love every single one of the patterns. So much so that I’m already thinking I need to order more. It’s called Lights Aglow Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the 24 different patterns are all stunning, even when chopped up!
LIGHTS AGLOW SIMPLICITY
I began today’s project by cutting a 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Evening Evergreen Card. Then with the long side at the top I scored it at 3-1/8″ and 3-1/2″. After folding the card along the scored lines I sharpened the creases really well using my Bone Folder. Then I centred the pad face down on the largest section and folded the rest around the pad. Finally, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I glued the end of the card to the back of the pad.
With the pad covered I now needed a base for it and cut a 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Soft Succulent Card. Then using liquid glue I fixed the covered pad on top. That just left the cover to decorate.
From the Lights Aglow pack I had one particular 6″ x 6″ sheet in mind. This has four gold foil frames, two circles and two squares. All I had to do was cut the sheet into four 3″ x 3″ squares. I set three of the pieces aside and kept one of the circle frames. Then I glued the remaining piece onto the cover of my sticky notes pad.
For the sentiment I chose the medium-sized “just a note” from the Go To Greetings Stamp Set. Using Evening Evergreen ink I stamped it onto some Very Vanilla Card then took it over to my Stamping’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
From the Layering Circles Dies I chose the #3 and #4 plain-edged circles (counting from the smallest up). I placed the smaller one over my sentiment and the larger one onto some Evening Evergreen Card. After running them through the machine I used liquid glue to layer the sentiment on the Evening Evergreen mat. Finally I added attached it to the top of the sticky notes cover with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and my project was complete.
The Lights Aglow DSP really makes this ordinary sticky notes pad into something quite special with very little effort on my part. I can’t wait to show you more of this amazing paper in the weeks and months to come.