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Monday, June 11, 2012

Bright Blossoms on Notes Weekend Project

 The title of the post sounds like it should read, "Notes on Bright Blossoms" but in fact it is correct.  The Bright Blossoms was done on top of a note pad!

While cleaning in our den (it's such a mess from be dumping stuff in there for so long) and I ran across a few notebooks that hadn't been boxed up with the other ones.  I had bought them for a project that has gone by the wayside now.  SO I will redecorate them for the fall craft fair and for stocking stuffers. These make such wonderful gifts.     

The bottom photo is of the original note holder.  The top flips up and then you flip down the bottom piece and you can write on the tablet that is inside.  

I just took that note holder and covered it with the Summer Smooches Designer Paper.  I cut away the excess on the front.  I wasn't going to measure it exactly. I just got the paper taped to the cover and then trimmed away the excess.  SO much easier than measuring and hoping you got it on straight.  

I cut some Pacific Point card stock to fit the top of the front flap. I layered it using Daffodil Delight and Whisper White card stock. I was going to use Very Vanilla but the colors got washed away so I went with the white.  

I then took one of the images in the set (this was my favorite today) and I colored it in with markers.  I huffed on it and then stamped the image on the piece of white I had cut.  I taped it in place and the notebook was now redecorated.  

I will probably add some red ribbon (when I order more) at the bottom, it does need something there.  And maybe next time I will add two designs of decorative paper to give it a bit more of a punch!  But I still like the looks of it as it is with the fun yellow circles!!

You can redecorate any notebook with the right paper and stamps!  And sometimes you don't even need to use stamps on it!  Just let your imagination run, but not too wild!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Runs with Scissors said...

It looks like that original notepad did need a facelift. And what a pretty bright pad it became. I love it.