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Saturday, June 7, 2014

MIM #167: DIY Notebooks

“Find magic in the little things"  - Isa Zapata

Erin Lincoln demonstrated a "little bit of magic" in the latest episode 
of Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday. Video link: MIM #167: DIY Notebooks. 
The decorated notebooks are so adorable and so much fun to make. 
I know I'm going to make more. Don't you think they 
would be great for Christmas stocking stuffers? I'm going to 
have to check my Christmas stamps for more ideas!!

I wanted a notebook with a bright and cheery spring time look, 
so I chose a colour scheme of white, yellow, light green and pink.
PTI Supplies, unless noted.
Notebook Cover: Stamper's Select White card stock; Stitching Impression Plate
Frame & Lines: Label Basics;  Sweet Leaf Ink (Close To My Heart)
Butterfly & Hearts: Heart-2-Heart #10 stamps and die; 
Hibiscus Burst ink; Grey Wool (CTMH)
Sentiment: It's Official
Back Cover: Recollections Patterned Paper Pad
The Button Card die was the perfect size for the notebook pages.

Inside Pages
I was able to cut 9 pieces from one piece of 8 1/2" x 11"  
card stock, although I didn't use all of them in the notebook. 
I used a thinner card stock (Recollections
so the individual pages are not as thick as PTI's cardstock.

6 White Pages 
I used the same details as the notebook front.

8 Yellow Pages & 8 Pink Pages 
Label Basics stamp, Harvest Gold inks, Hibiscus Burst
Sentiments: LLD Journal It - Top Ten (My Favorite Things)
 Grey Wool ink (CTMH); 

9 Green Pages 
Label Basics stamp; Sweet Leaf & Grey Wool inks (CTMH)
Sentiments: Monthly Moments: Library Card.

Green Pages
I chose 3 sentiments and stamped each of them on 3 pages.

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

1 comment:

Vicki Dutcher said...

I'm perusing your blog -- You rock at MIM challenges! These tablets are really fun!