A birthday card for my neighbor Alice, who loves butterflies (Fabriano card base):
Also created a few notebooks - 3x5 spiral bound, 75 lined pages - from Staples (sold in packs of 5) - cut off cardboard notebook cover and neatly housed the spiral-bound pages using covered Bazzill chipboard with various script papers. A neodymium magnetic is concealed under the embellished tag on the notebook cover, and its mate is hidden in the wool felt flap.
These measure 3.5 x 5.25 inches finished. Idea-ology Foliage piece adds decoration to the magnetic wool felt flap.
An interior pocket is always nice. Magnet mate can be seen on the right; used fabric glue to secure as I didn't want visible stitching.
To compensate for the lump created by the felt closure at the notebook back, I added additional cardboard shims so the writing surface was comfortable and level. I like a quality piece.
The neodymium magnets keep these books closed securely. Opted to use these as they are (1) ridiculously stronger (hence more expensive) than the Basic Grey snaps, and (2) the Basic Grey snaps are on backorder until...gulp....end of next month! OYE!!
Quick pocket card thanks to the finished tag; card size is 4.5 x 5.5 inches. Handmade envelope.
Close up of the nifty Serenade embellishment. Hope your weekend is going well!
Altered 5x8 notepad featuring a 100-page lined pad inside. Cover was cut, scored, pocket formed then adhered to lined notepad (Staples) - a piece of 4 x 7 inch Bazzill chipboard was covered (patterned cardstock papers are one of the idea-ology pads - believe this to be Crowded Attic), embellished, then adhered to notebook front.
Masculine themed notebook - assembled using a de-constructed 5x8 lined notepad (Staples). Pad covers are thick, Bazzill chipboard cut slightly larger than lined pages then covered neatly using papers from an idea-ology pad.
Knob and escutcheon are from Graphic 45, clear clock Heidi Swapp; tiny compass is from the store, light bulb, filmstrip ribbon and Journaling Tickets are idea-ology products. Happy Monday!
I've been experimenting with creating handmade flowers over the last few weeks - I would make one, get bored and toss it into 'the dish'. Couple of days would go by and I'd find another flower design, and repeat.
Flowers represented are: crinoline zapped with a heat gun (makes it curly), muslin die cut into circles then folded into thirds, and a spiral cut then loosely rolled one from scrap linen fabric. Fabric brads are old 7gypsies.
'The dish' on my worksurface is a glass dish from my great-grandma - the grandma that would make rum raisin ice cream that wouldn't freeze. Ha. It's my catch-all.
Anyhow, when 'the dish' gets too full I dump it out and make something or a bunch of somethings with some or all of the doodads.
Glass vial - also from 'the dish' - is filled with chunky glitter, Swarovski crystals, and butterfly scraps from Memory Box's Butterfly Delights. Script paper is from the darkest corner of an ancient paper stash; other cardstocks are from 12x12 idea-ology Lost & Found. Zva flourish; Prima leaves.
Notebook base is from Staples - finished size was 7 x 9 inches. One of the first things last week to sell at the artisan market. Thanks for stopping by!
Memory Box Tristan butterfly; idea-ology nibs, 20 gauge wire from stash. Martha border punch used on a brown paper bag, Memory Box Red Pepper cardstock inserted, then stitched. Folded bag in half, stitched up sides to form pocket - technique here.
Two layers to the butterfly: Orla Kiely wrapping paper over Memory Box Red Pepper.
Rear view: A 1-3/8 inch circle punch at the card back center opening makes removing the insert easy. Martha butterfly punch adds interest to the otherwise plain insert. Thanks for stopping by!
This is a Val Stangle layout from her birthday card to me this year. Computer generated sentiment. SU! punch, Memory Box Perched Reed bird die.
Patterned papers are Bazzill Avalon; mini stapler. Pearl eye on bird is Zva 2mm chocolate. All edges sponged with Walnut Stain Distress ink. Card base is Gina K Pure Luxury and finished card measures 5.5 inches square. Happy Friday!
Patterned paper is Bazzill Timeless 6x6. Handmade envelope; idea-ology timepieces and game spinners. Labels die was sponged (with die in place) using Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress inks, then flicked with water, allow to sit for a few seconds, then blot dry with a clean paper towel. Happy Friday! (envelope paper is retired 7gypsies).
Patterned papers are October Afternoon Hometown. The vertical olive caterpillar (chenile) ribbon is May Arts; rose leaves are retired Primas (wish they made these still - quite versatile). Square woodgrain paper piece and ledger paper on bird (and notebook interior) are from 9 to 5.
Simple interior - this notebook is an eco-friendly compostion one from Staples. Happy Monday and best wishes for a great week!