Thursday, 13 August 2020

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Poinsettia Notebook

Hi Everyone, 

Today I am taking part in a Blog Hop with the Stampin Dreams group and the theme was the 'Holiday Catalogue' or the August-December Catalogue as it is now called.  I've used the lovely Poinsettia Petals and made a cover for a notepad. let me show you how I made it:


1 A4 sheet of cardstock (I have used Garden Green)
1 piece of old olive card stock 5" x 8 1/8" and 1 piece 2" x 5"
1 piece of Poinsettia Petals dsp 4 7/8" x 8"
Scraps of very vanilla and old olive card stock for the sentiment
Early espresso ink
Life is Beautiful stamp set
Tasteful Labels dies
Die cutting machine
Multipurpose adhesive
Simply Scored
Bone folder
Paper snips
Tear n Tape
A5 legal pad


On the long side score the garden green card stock at 5 5/8", 6 1/8" and 6 5/8", fold and burnish the scorelines.

Fold on the centre scoreline and you will see that one side is not as wide as the other, this is the front.  Measure down about 1 1/2" from the top and make a cut from the fold to the next scoreline and another one about 1" below - this is for the pen to sit in.

Open out the folder and run a  length of tear n tape in between the two scorelines and avoiding the piece with the cuts (see picture).
Remove the backing from the tape and close the folder to seal, pop out the piece for the pen the other way (see picture).

Add the dsp layer to the old olive mat layer and then adhere to the front of the folder leaving a tiny border all the way around.

Take the 2" x 5" piece of card stock and score on the short side at 1 1/8" and 1 3/8" and fold and burnish the score lines.  Add tear tape horizontally across the top of the legal pad to cover the tape at the top and add a piece on the back as well.  Remove the backing and fold the card piece over the top of the pad and press down firmly.

Add strips of tear tape to the back cover of the pad, remove the backing and stick in place inside the folder.

Stamp a sentiment on the scrap of very vanilla using the early espresso ink and then die cut that from the Tasteful Labels dies and cut a larger one in old olive for the mat layer.  Glue the two together and add to the front of the folder with dimensionals.

Add a pen and its ready to use.  I hope that you like my project and will give it a try.

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Happy Crafting,

Karen XXX

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  1. Gorgeous project, Karen. Thank you for the great instruction too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is extremely clever and so pretty Karen xx

  3. Brilliant project, Karen. I felt like we've turned up to an event wearing the same outfit ;)

  4. Love a notebook - great project Karen :-)

  5. Wow - I really like this project! You've inspired me!

  6. Great project Karen and thanks for the instructions x

  7. Lovely project and a great way to show off our products with covering a boring notepad, it just brings it to life. Great idea.