Monday, January 8, 2007

Daily Special - Anything But Cards 1

I wasn't feeling well all day but I managed to perk up a little this evening to finish this altered notebook. I bought this notebook in a bundle at Wal Mart. The notebooks already had a plaid cover so I incorporated the colors to my stamping and left a little of the plaid cover exposed.


5 x 7" notebook
Polka Dots and Paisley Stamp Set
Glossy cardstock (4 x 6" and 2 x 3")
Ballet Blue cardstock for matting
Lavender Lace Cardstock ( 3 x 4 3/4")
Pink Passion Classic ink pad
Markers: Green Galore, Tempting Turquioise, Pink Passion, Lavender Lace
Clear embossing powder
Purple brads
Ticket Corner Punch
Designer and organdy ribbon
Heating tool


  • Ink paisley stamp using markers in pink passion and tempting turquoise
  • Randomly stamp image on to 4 x 6" glossy white cardstock
  • Re-ink in between stamping
  • Continue to stamp randomly until satisfied with the amount of image stamped

  • Ink the small flower stamp with green galore and randomly stamp image in between the paisley images then color in the flower with green galore marker
  • Ink the small flower stamp with the Lavender Lace classic ink pad and randomly stamp images in between the other already stamped images
  • Ink the whole cardstock with Versamark and emboss with clear embossing powder

  • Stamp the dot background image on to Lavender Lace 3 x 4 3/4 cardstock using Lavender Lace Classic ink pad
  • Punch the corners with ticket corner punch
  • Mat on to ballet blue cardstock
  • Punch holes to all four corners and attach purple brads
  • Glue on to the Paisley background slightly to the left but centered vertically

  • Rubber stamp 4 images of the "flower with stem" stamp using Pink Passion Classic ink pad on to the 2 x 3" glossy white cardstock
  • With Green Galore Marker maker draw in leaves on the stems
  • Apply Versamark all over the cardstock and heat emboss using clear embossing powder
  • Mat on to ballet blue cardstock
  • Tie ribbon to lower half of the image and create a bow

  • Rubber stamp the sentiment on to glossy cardstock and cut the image in proportion to the stamped image.
  • Apply Versamark to the whole image and heat emboss with clear embossing powder
  • Mat on to ballet blue cardstock and attach to the left side of the floral image
  • Attach to the dotted background slightly to the right but centered vertically

  • Attach coordinating ribbons to the spiral backbone of the notebook

Use a plain notebook if you can't find this notebook at Walmart. Cover the notebook front cover with a stamped cardstock or scrapbook paper and proceed with the instructions. Alter a notebook creating your own design. It's like creating a card but design is attached to a notebook rather than a card base!

Ahhhh. . .mission accomplished.

Goodnight folks! Until later. . .

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