CTC 213: Floral Romance Notebook (for Travellers Notebook Journal)

Published by under cards | Jan 27 2019

What’s CASE-ing The Catty? CASE stands for “Copy And Share Everything”. It means we use the ideas and inspiration from one project and apply them to another to create something altogether new. Each Sunday evening at 7pm AEST/8pm AEDT the CTC Crew kick off a new Challenge using the Stampin’ Up! catalogues as inspiration.


This week’s challenge is to CASE a project from pages 10-13 of the lovely new Occasions Catalogue, featuring the Floral Romance suite of products.

This is such a sweet and pretty combination of colours, layouts and products, it was a challenge picking just one element to CASE.

My main inspiration came from the gorgeous Floral Romance Specialty paper, which includes printed vellum. Wow. I literally wanted to use every different pattern in the pack… so I did!

My creative ‘play time’ led me down a very fun path. I ended up creating a 12-page notebook featuring every pattern in the Floral Romance pack.

Travellers Notebook

The notebook is 5″ x 7″ and I made it to fit inside my TN (travellers notebook) journal. The pages of the notebook are all made from the Floral Romance paper.

The outer cover is printed vellum, and is so lovely to touch. It has a bit of sponging, and I will add a label to the front once I finalise what I will use it for. At this stage, I think it will become my Gratitude Journal for 2019.

Here’s a quick flick-through of the pages of the notebook.

(If the video isn’t showing in your feed/browser, please click here to view)

I lined the pages with panels of white cardstock so I’d have a great surface to write on. You can see the final couple of pages in this video were before the white panel was added. If you just wanted to add photos to your notebook, you could mount them straight on to the paper and not worry about adding the writing panel.

I absolutely love how this notebook turned out.

I added a removable bookmark to the front with a hidden paperclip, and highlighted the pages with Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.

Here are a few of the pages:

Next on our blog hop is Siobhan Fitzsimmons. You can see what she has made for us by clicking on the Next button below.

Would you like to have a go at this week’s challenge? To join in, you can either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combination or something similar, as inspiration for your own creation. Then simply take a photo of your project and upload it to the latest challenge album in the CASEing The Catty Challenge group on Facebook. Each challenge will end at 7pm (AEST) on Saturday before the next challenge is posted. We pick some winners each week, but most importantly it’s a fun way to get out of your creative comfort zone and try something new. 

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/

14 responses so far

14 Responses to “CTC 213: Floral Romance Notebook (for Travellers Notebook Journal)”

  1. Rebecca Son 28 Jan 2019 at 11:07 am

    Wow that is beautiful!! Such a great way to showcase that gorgeous dsp.

  2. Simoneon 28 Jan 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks Bec

  3. Peta Stephenon 28 Jan 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Wow Simone, simply gorgeous. I really must order this DSP

  4. Simoneon 28 Jan 2019 at 1:29 pm

    You won’t regret it Peta, it’s really lovely.

  5. Rachel Palmierion 29 Jan 2019 at 9:19 pm

    So pretty Simone, but so pretty that I wouldn’t use it I’m afraid!!! Oh, dear, how do you overcome that!!

  6. Simoneon 05 Feb 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Frixion erasable markers! hehehe. Can fix any mistakes. xxxx

  7. Tina Gillespieon 03 Feb 2019 at 12:22 pm

    wow, wow, wow! I love a good mini album, and this one is stunning!

  8. Simoneon 05 Feb 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks Tina!

  9. Julia Quinnon 03 Feb 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Brilliant way to show off this paper. So so so pretty. Wonderful project and it would make you feel gratitude just to sit down and write in such a pretty notebook.

  10. Simoneon 05 Feb 2019 at 7:46 pm

    So true Julia. xxxx

  11. Judy Mayon 03 Feb 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Your journal is stunning, Simone. I couldn’t bear to write in something so beautiful, lol.

  12. Simoneon 05 Feb 2019 at 7:45 pm

    I know what you mean Judy! So hard to put pen to paper, but once you start it’s ok. Plus, I mainly use the Friction erasable pens now so that makes it easier lol

  13. Kelly Kenton 04 Feb 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Oh wow!!! Just gorgeous Simone! I love your notebook project – I’m going to try making this, thanks for the inspiration! Kelly x

  14. Simoneon 05 Feb 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks Kelly! They are so fun to make… and a little addictive.

Trackback URI | Comments RSS

Leave a Reply

  • This is me! Simone Bartrum, Australian Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2007.
  • Simone Bartrum
    Image result for phone icon  0411 642 038

    Welcome to my online home where I share a love of cardmaking, hand-crafted home decor and rubber stamping. I’m so happy to invite you in, so grab a cuppa and click around!

    Would you like something you see here? 

    If you’re in Australia, just click here and you’ll be magically transported to my online store.

    Questions or comments?


  • Top Overall - Australia
  • 2020

    Australian Top 25
    Sales Award #5
    Incentive Trip

    Australian Top 25
    Sales Award #11
    Leadership Award

    Australian Top 10
    Incentive Trip Achiever
    Top 10 Sales & Recruiting

    Australian Top 10 #6
    Global Top 100 #92
    Incentive Trip Achiever

    Australian Top 10
    Incentive Trip Achiever
    Leadership Award

    Incentive Trip Achiever
    $40K Sales Award
    Recruiting Award

    Leadership Award
    Recruiting Award
    Incentive Trip Achiever

    Leadership Award
    Incentive Trip Achiever
    Achiever’s Award

    #2 Leadership Award
    Incentive Trip Achiever
    #6 Demonstrator of Year

    #1 Leadership Award
    Incentive Trip Achiever
    #7 Demonstrator of Year

    #2 Leadership Award
    Incentive Trip Achiever
    #16 Demonstrator of Year



  • Recent Posts

  • Subscribe to this site

    Would you like to be notified by email when I update this craft blog? Simply enter your email address in the box below, then hit Subscribe. It’s that easy!

    Delivered by FeedBurner

  • Thanks for visiting!

    • 546,030 hits
  • Meta

  • Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter. Free hints & tips straight to your inbox.

  • Click here to order Stampin' Up! products
  • View the NEW Annual Catalogue

  • Join to save money or join to make money!

    Join to save money | Join to make money
  • Join me on Facebook

  • Amazing places we’ve visited thanks to Stampin’ Up!’s Incentive Trip program

  • 2017 Thailand
  • 2016 Mediterranean Cruise - Europe
  • 2015 Hawaii Incentive Trip
  • 2014 Caribbean Cruise Incentive Trip
  • 2013 Grand Vacation: Salt Lake City, USA
  • 2012 Incentive Trip: Broome, Western Australia
  • Popular Posts

  • Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • The Fine Print

    All content, including designs, concepts, text, and photographs are COPYRIGHT ©2020 Simone Bartrum, unless otherwise stated. I only use Stampin’ Up!® products, so all stamped images are COPYRIGHT 2020 Stampin’ Up!.

    As an independent demonstrator for Stampin’ Up!, the content of this site is my responsibility. The use of and content of the classes, services, or products offered on here is not specifically endorsed by Stampin’ Up!.