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"
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink - Kitsch Flamingo, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint, Iced Spruce, Antique Linen
CREATE THE DIE-CUTS
Ink as shown below, with a small blending brush
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.
CREATE THE COVER
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!
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 SimonSaysStamp.com.