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Simon Says Stamp - FLORAL STEM Just A Note(book)

Hello Lovelies! Something different today; I decided to jazz-up one of my cloth-bound notebooks with a customized cover blooming with die-cut florals.

The hardest thing here was choosing the color palette, but I lucked out in finding inspiration from the cover of the gift box that I could bear to part with. So I matched the colors to my Distress Inks and that got me started on this project!

Over the years, I seem to have a fondness for cloth-bound notebooks and though I really loved the original foil-stamped cover on this one. Personalizing the front of this one makes it all the more special and unique.

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FLORAL STEM JUST A NOTE(BOOK) - Die-cutting, Ink-blending and Decoupage

Notebook: 4 3/4" x 6 3/4"




Adhere the Victorian Velvet (as shown below) and Seedless Preserves colored petals with Craft Glue. Brush Mod Podge over your assembled die-cut to seal it and set aside to dry.



  • Measure the front of your notebook and trim a sheet of Cream Cardstock to size, rounding the top and bottom right corners.

  • Emboss the cardstock with the Gradient Dot folder. Tip: I used a larger format die-cutting machine (Big Shot Plus) so that I could turn the embossing folder sideways and get coverage over the entire Cardstock in two passes through the machine.

  • Arrange your die-cuts on the cream back-ground, being sure to leave enough space for the sentiment.

  • Adhere the die-cuts to the cream cardstock base with Craft Glue

  • Embellish with jewels

  • Brush Mod Podge over the notebook cover to seal and let dry

  • Adhere cover with Craft Tacky Glue or book-binding glue to the front of the notebook


I love this color scheme!

The Die-cuts and texture on the cover make it special.

The sentiment finishes the cover for me.

Now this is a notebook that I won't ever let go of!


Lovelies, I would not skip the Mod Podge step, a messy girl like me needs protection on something delicate like this. Do let me know if you will dress up any of your notebook covers!

Happy Crafting!



I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links, used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my Just A Note maker package from Simon Says Stamp. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with

1 Comment

Lori Prince
Lori Prince
Jul 31, 2023

Simply lovely...I especially like the way you "connected" the flowers to make them more vine-like. Yes, I'd have to modpodge dies this delicate, too.

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