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Monday, August 22, 2011

Altered Notebook Weekend Project

Today I was playing with the "Nautical Expedition" and "Open Sea" downloads.  I saw a notebook done by Deanna at De Stampin' Corner and I wanted to try to make one similar. I didn't want to copy it exactly but I did want to take some elements from it to make my own altered notebook.  

I had some copier paper cut so I just had to punch the holes in it. Once I got that done I cut up 2 sheets of Cherry Cobbler card stock and punched the holes in it too.  I set the coil in place and then proceeded to decorate the front. 

Since I didn't have the decorative paper or the stamp set I wasn't sure what I was going to do.  Then I remembered that I bought those two in a download because I just couldn't afford them both.  Downloads sure help the budget out!

SO I decided what decorative papers I needed and how many and I printed them out.  Then I opened up the Open Sea download and printed out the images I wanted to use.  Once that was all done, I cut and punched out the pieces I needed and just taped everything in place.  When I got all done taping I stamped the word "notes" on the front using a personal stamp I had made  especially for me.  Then I used the Stampin' Up! copyright stamp on the back because I'm going to be selling these at the craft fair in November.  And I had wrapped them up in cellophane and forgot to take a picture.  I had to take it an angle because the flash would bounce off the cellophane.  I managed to get a fairly decent photo so I ran with it!!  I needed to make a few masculine notebooks.  They make nice stocking stuffers for the dads and boys.  It's always so difficult to fill their stockings.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

2 comments:

Sara Paschal said...

Another wonderful notebook. I love the digital images on these.

Anonymous said...

An attractive notebook, Wanda. Yes, it is masculine and I am sure that they will sell. You might need to make a dozen or more!~ Thanks for sharing.

Joan
MN