Monday, 5 November 2012

A few simple notebook presents....

Hi Susan here...

I have made a few more notebooks and thought you would like to see them. Keeping my notebooks very simple this year was hard, I usually do very fancy over the top ones, but I found the more I made of these simple ones the more I liked them. I hope my daughters will like them at Christmas time.

This is the side view of my first notebook.....I have used similar colours for the notepaper as I did for the cover. I like to do this then the notebook looks more finished off and professional.

This is the notebook cover....I used a new method for constructing the notebook, I have glued the backing paper onto the stiff card then distressed the edges with a pair of scissors. This made the book covers really easy to make. I of course cover the inside of the covers as well as the front, they look quite good, but I did have to make sure that the covers were glued right to the very edges or the paper started to lift.

My backing paper is from a 12x12 scrapbooking pad that I have had for ages. It is two sided and I have used both sides of the paper for this book.
The lace and fine Georgette ribbon is from our local market.
The lettering 'EM' is a die cut from an old Sizzix die, I then coloured the letters with Promarkers and then added stickles. You can tell this notebook is for my daughter Emma!

This is a closeup of the beautiful stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. I have used Promarkers to colour the images, I cut very close to the image for the tulip bunch before sticking it in place.

My second notebook  was made very simply, using one of Emma's favourite owl stamps.

I took the colours from the backing paper on this notebook to determine what colours I should use for the notepaper.

The backing paper was from a 12x12 scrapbooking pad that has been in my stash for ages.
The lettering for the word 'Notes' is a die cut from Tim Holtz.
I added Glossy Accents to the paper after I had cut the letters out.
The ribbon is from the East of India Collection.

This little stamp of an owl is an old wooden stamp that has been in our stash for ages...The name of the manufacturer of the stamp is Funstamps, it was designed by Lindsay Mason and is called Fluffy Owl.
The leaves are also a wooden stamp that I cut close to the stamped image and then coloured with Distress Inks.

I hope you have enjoyed looking and many thanks for your comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx


  1. Hello Susan. Oh how beautiful and such fabulous colours and images. You take such pride to match everything so perfectly, and I am sure that your daughters will really love them.
    Hope that you are ok and keeping well. Happy crafting.
    With lots of love, Sandra xxx

  2. These are stunning Susan, lovely colours and wonderful detail, I am sure your Daughters will absolutely love them.

    Hugs Julie xx

  3. Susan, What amazing gift ideas, so beautifully done. I have a cinch and it sits in the cupboard and I am not altogether sure I have actually used it! Shame on me.

    Lin xx


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