Saturday, January 19, 2008

Altered Notebook

I made this for a birthday present for a 6 year old friend of my daughters. Altering Notebooks is one of my favorite "altering" projects because it is so quick and easy and FUN! With the variety of stamp images Stampin' Up has - it is easy to create designs that are whimsical or classy or somewhere in between. I stock up on these notebooks when they are on sale at back to school time for 50 cents a piece. This one uses Regal Rose, Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White; Petals Jumbo Wheel (in Regal Rose Classic Ink) and retired Quirky Alphabet Upper (in Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink); the wonderful Scallop Punch, Pretties Kit and retired Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon. I also used the Two Way Glue Pen to add Miss Muffet Ultrafine Glitter from (Note: scroll down for a coupon for CPS that ends today 1/19!!) to the edges of the Scallop Punches AND (this is my favorite part of this design) to the edges of one of the Pretties Kit flowers! The Faux Suede "binding" was created by crimping a piece of Elegant Eggplant card stock, then gently peeling apart the paper (did you know paper is made of several layers?) you don't have to crimp the paper for this technique, but you do have to 'distress' the entire piece you plan to use by rubbing back and forth along the edge of a table or dull edge of your Craft & Paper Scissors.

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