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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Sense of Time Notebook Weekend Project!

Here's a fun and quick "Weekend Project." Click here to see over 70 more weekend projects!

I took a notebook I had purchased at the dollar store. The decorative paper is from Joann's. I cut it to fit the front of the notebook. I removed the spiral and punched holes in the decorative paper using the RubiCoil punch machine. The pitch on the machine is the same used on the notebook.

I used several stamps here to create the cover of this notebook. I first stamped on the large clock image using Close to Cocoa ink. I wanted to make sure it was in place before I began adding more images. I wanted the clock image to not be very cluttered. Once I did that I stamped the gears image using Creamy Caramel ink. I stamped the image twice on the decorative paper before I inked it up again. Then I used the splatter image from the "Itty Bitty Backgrounds" set. That set has been in the Stampin' Up! catalog for a while now and it's still as fun to use as it was when it was first introduced! I sure do get a lot of use out of mine, especially that image.

Then I sponged the edges using Creamy Caramel ink. I stamped the words using Close to Cocoa ink and punched it out using a 1-3/4" circle punch. I cut a 2" circle out of Creamy Caramel card stock. I sponged both pieces using Creamy Caramel ink. I taped the layers together and taped them in place as you see it in the photo.

The notebook needed something more. I was just going to add the brad and call it done when I remembered I had a Sizzix Clock Hands die cut!! How fun was that??? I was SO thrilled with how it looked when I cut them out!!! I taped them in place, pierced the center of the hands so I could insert the gold brad. It was just enough to finish off the notebook without making it look too feminine. I was going to add some type of corners to it but I thought I'd just leave it as it is. The more layered stuff you add to it the more stuff that can rip off on it.

It's always fun to alter notebooks. I like to challenge myself to see what I can do with an ugly notebook. Ok, it wasn't really that ugly but it looks a lot better now!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Shari Nelson said...

Love your projects, keep up the good work!