Stampin’ Up! turns 20 Years Old this month, and we all get to celebrate with a 20% discount off the price of selected stamp sets.
Over the next few days and weeks I’ll be sharing some cards made with these gorgeous stamps. If any of these are on your wish list then now is the time to snap them up! Click here to find out how.
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I had a scrap of Fall Flowers Designer Series paper in my hand, and was just about to drop it in the recycling bin, when inspiration hit for this little project. I tend to keep every little piece but my scrap bucket nearly needs its own room, so I’m trying to get tough on that.
All it took was a rectangle of Fall Flowers DS paper (approx. 7cmx11.5cm), a strip of pre-cut Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon (I knew it would come in handy one day), and half a sheet of Really Rust cardstock. I cut the cardstock down to 18cm x 13cm. The long side is scored at 8.5cm in from each side, which created a 1cm spine. This particular notepad has a coil binding at the top – perfect for tying scraps of ribbon to – but that means we do need a wider spine.
This covered notebook is similar in concept to one I posted on my old blog (over here).
The textured Die-Cut Bloom (from the Spring Mini Catalogue) is sponged around the edges with Really Rust ink. I love the effect of sponging on textured cardstock – it really brings out the grain so beautifully. You can click on the photos to see it better.
The narrow Old Olive thread tied in the button is actually the edge cut from the grosgrain ribbon. Waste not, want not!
The little project has inspired me to dig down into my scrap bucket more often and see what I come up with. Next time I’ll take a before photo!
Here it is, my brand new blog (with extras!). Hey thanks for stopping by. A big huge ‘thank you’ to Sarah from IndecisiveMe for helping me get this going and for being oh so patient with my many – and I mean, many – questions. You’re a gem, Sarah :)
If you’re new to this blog I hope you’ll come back often as I share cards, scrapbook pages and 3D “off the page” projects made from Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous range of papercrafting products. I plan to post a couple of times a week. My old blog is still available if you want to revisit something.
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