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On my prior blog I showed you a group of Mother’s Day cards I made sing the Succulent Designer Series Paper (retired), the Crazy About You stamp set, and the “flower medallion” punch from Stampin’up®.

I decided to make an extra project with the pieces of scraps I had left this project and decorate a couple of  3.5″ x 5 1/4″ notebooks, which are a perfect size to toss in my purse for quick notes.  You can use any size notebook just adjust the measurements accordingly.

This is how I put these cuties together!

Instructions and materials are for the Mint green flower notebook.
  1. I pulled the notebook apart and replace the cover with Kraft card stock, using the original cover for measurement.
  2. To attach the cover to the pages I did use a rather special stapler called a “saddle stapler” or “booklet stapler.”  There is no need to buy this stapler, you can just as easily just cover the notebook with kraft card stock without removing the cover by add 1/4″ to the lenght and width of the cover size. Remember the seams will show in the inside so keep it as neat as possible. You can use a regular stapler, just reduce the amount of pages.20170515_210127009_iOS
  3.  From my scrap papers I cut of the following:
    • 3″ x 5″ – mint macaroon card stock
    • 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″  – calypso coral card stock
    • 2 3/4 stitched circle of pattern paper
    • leaves from mint macaroon card stock
    • 1 punched flower – calypso coral card stock
    • Hello – die cut from mint macaroon
  4. Using the leaves from the stamp set I randomly stamped them on the 2 3/4″ by 4/3″ with Versa Mark ink to add a tone on tone look.  This is a great technique when you are looking to add pattern and interest to a plain card stock.20170515_233237694_ios-e1496074035454.jpg
  5. Next I stamped the flower with mint macaroon ink and used the medallion punch to it cut out.  After it dried I lightly coated the flower, leaves and second layer of the flower with clear wink of stella.

Now time to assemble…finally! One quick tip is to arrange everything and find the look you like best before gluing anything down! 🙂 It saves you time and aggravation.

  • I glued the solid mint macaroon card stock to the notebook and then the calypso coral on top. Followed by the pattern paper circle and then the die cut word “hello.”
  • I offset the two layers of the flower, centered and then glued to the circle.
  • The leaves were randomly glued around the flower and to finish I added a drop of Nuvo white glossy cystal drop to the center of the flower.

And there you have it a quick project that took me about 25 minutes using left over scraps of paper.

At the end is the list of supplies used and links where you can purchased them.  If you want to see more of the Stampin’ up products click here and it will take you to my online store.

Thank you for your support and come back soon! Take care…

Wondering Mindfield

Connie Morales


(Purchase from Etsy)

Posted by:wonderingmindfield

"Behind every great crafter...Is a huge pile of craft supplies" -JoAnn   Cheeky but true! I love craft supplies as much if not more than trashy paranormal romance novels. I felt it was time to get down to business and actually use all these craft supplies and make pretty things. Would I be successful? Who knows! But now one will be able to accuse me of not giving it all I got. Which is the reason I started this blog, to share my crafting adventures (or most likely mistakes) with the Internet.   Sad but hey I don't have much of a social life and my husband isn't very interested in hearing about crafts! He's much more interested on how the Patriots or Red Sox are doing than listening to me talk about stamps, cardstock and die cutting.   Paper crafting as you will see is my first crafting passion but as any decent crafter would tell you is impossible not to dabble on all other kind of crafting experiments, hence the name wondering mindfield. So look around and hopefully I will inspire you to try something new, make some "creative" mistakes and relax while creating something "pretty." Thank you for visiting and come back soon! Wondering Mindfield

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