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Sunday, July 08, 2012

A Fitting Occasion Notebook Weekend Project

I made this notebook myself but you can find one an alter it to make it work for you as well.  

After I assembled my notebook (punching the holes and adding the coil) I began my decorating.  First I used the Color Spritzer tool and a black marker on the Real Red card stock.  Then I took some Frost White Shimmer paint and put it in a mister bottle with some water and then sprayed over the black dots on the paper.  I used the embossing tool to heat set the color and speed up the drying time.

Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the ladybug from the A Fitting Occasion set. I used black StazOn and then I colored in the ladybugs using the Real Red marker.  I cut a piece of Basic Black card stock for the layer behind the vanilla piece. Before I set them in place on the notebook I added a metal washer between the layers and the cover of the notebooks.  I set a weighted item on top of the notebook to help get the layers set in place.  

While that was setting up I took a piece of Real Red card stock and cut it for the flap. I cut two pieces and I also rounded the corners.  Then I glued the two pieces together with a button magnet between them.  Once they were set up I used the Color Spritzer tool to give the piece a bit of color.  I set the strip on top of the notebook just where I thought the washer was.  It found the washer all on it's own.  Then I folded the strip over the edges of the notebook.  I took the strip off the top and then used a bone folder to make the folds more crisp.  Next I glued that strip between the back cover and a layer on the inside of the back cover.  

For the finishing touches I tied on a piece of black polka dot ribbon that I had laying around.  I need to use up some of my ribbons!!  And then I punched out a ladybug and glued it to a 1" black circle I punched out and set it in place on top of the strip.  That's it.  It's not all that difficult to make a magnetic closure notebook!

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1 comment:

Runs with Scissors said...

Super cute. I just love your flap.