Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop

 Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you this month - all spotlighting New Products in the January - June Mini catalog and the January-February Sale-A-Bration catalog.

So I chose to use a stamp set that caught my eye immediately! The "Handmade for You" set. This set meets the Stampin' Up! Angel policy - so if you sell the projects you make and you include one of the two copywrite images on it - you are good!
But more than that I loved the little sayings "handmade for you", "Crafters gonna craft" and "Craft Queen" - how cute are those.  I wanted to use them in a project - so I decorated 
a little notebook.  I am a notebook addict!
A few months back I found these little 6" x 4" pads at a local stationary store - they were 5/$1.00 - so of course I had to have them - Oh the Possibilities!

I started with a strip of Basic Black 4" wide and 8 1/2" long - then scored it at 6" and 6 5/8" along the long side - this made it easy to wrap around and attach with tear tape to the back of the notebook.

Then I got to decorating the layers for the front - a collage of my favorite sayings from the set, then a layer of red and a layer of white with the scissors image at the bottom - I colored the leaves with Old Olive.  Next I punched the Crafters gonna craft saying out using our postage stamp punch and two additional black punched out pieces, which I cut in half - one horizontal and the other vertically.

This allowed me to build a frame around my sentiment - by adding the pieces to the back on top, bottom and each side.

I finished it off by putting the layers together on the cover.  Adding a little flower punched from the Confetti Flowers Border Punch - and adding a little gem.  Then added the Playful Pets Ribbon/Twine combo at the top in a bow.
Here the notebook is opened -
It would be a great little gift for any crafter - but this one - I think it's gonna stay on my desk and be mine :)  After all - Crafters Gonna Craft!

I hope you enjoyed my post and would love it if you'd leave me a comment. Now click on through to the rest of those hopping this month to see all of their wonderful creations! ~Maureen

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Sue Bz said...

Such a darling notebook! Thanks for sharing a fun use for this stamp set, other than to comply with the Angel Policy!

Maureen said...

Thank you Sue!

Nancy Reynolds said...

I love the decorated notebook! And the explanation of the Angel Policy, I often forget to mention that. You are right, this is a great gift and I’m glad you are going to “gift” it to yourself. :-)

Tracy Held said...

I would have the notebook on the table next to me so that I could keep looking at while I work! Great project

Annette McMillan said...

Great project Maureen. I just love black, red and white together. Very clever use of the set and perfect for any crafter.

Sandee904 said...

Maureen, I have never been a notebook/tablet kind of person, but this sure is a cute one. I think I might need one now!!

Krissi Hannahs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator said...

Maureen, I love this project you did! How fun! I would keep it as well! So cute.

Terri Stewart said...

Great project! I would love to have this notebook on my desk, I'm always jotting notes on random scraps of paper that seem to go astray. Thanks for sharing!

Julia Mazur said...

I love notebooks too! I haven't made any in a you've inspired me to make some! That set was on my first order, but haven't used it yet. Now I have a great project to make...thanks!

stampwithamber said...

I love your notebook! It's a perfect size (and design!) to have handy in your craft space :)

Shirley said...

Such a fun project!