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Monday, July 07, 2014

Mixed Bouquet Altered Notebook Weekend Project

 Isn't it funny that anything you cover with whatever material is now called an altered item?  You slap a ribbon on a jar and it's an altered jar!!!  It just made me laugh when I read the word "altered" as I typed it.  Anyway, I bought a notebook at Michael's when they had them on sale.  I wan't all that fond of the cover (and I should have taken a before photo for you but I forgot) so I just figured I would cover it with some pretty papers so I could stand to look at the thing!  LOL

I used the Crisp Cantaloupe decorative paper to cover the outside.  Then I too the Mixed Bouquet stamp set and punch and stamped a flower using the Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  I punched out two more flowers out of scrap card stock.  I glued all three together with white glue and I set them aside to dry.  I did set something heavy on them so they would dry flat.  I used three flowers because I wanted that flower to be firm.  I knew I would be grabbing it to open up the top flap of the book.  I wanted to make sure I had something there that wouldn't rip.  Using white glue (when dry) makes the piece feel more like cardboard than card stock.  It has a nice firm feel to it.  The flap has a magnetic closure.  You can see the round piece on the cover in the second photo.  That's the magnet.  I just used my craft knife to cut around it after I glued the decorative paper to the outside.

Once they were dry I glued the flower in place in the center of the flap.  I added some pearls to the center of the flower and that was it.  

Now I'm happy with the notebook and I don't have any issues looking at it!!! LOL   And now I think it's too cute to use!!!  UGH!

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