While sorting craft supplies, I found a 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ notebook and immediately decided to create a Pressed Petals Covered Notebook. The Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper has beautiful photographic images. Since the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) is light weight, I knew it would work perfectly to create cover the small notebook. Plus, the coordinating Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape would make a perfect embellishment. As seen in the photo, the Linen Ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack covers the front seam. I went back and forth whether to add a phrase on the notebook or not. But as you see, in the end “A Little Note” was added. The phrase can be found in the Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set.
The photo also shows the notebook back is finished with the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP. Additionally, Merry Merlot cardstock is cut to fit the interior panels and covers the overlapping DSP.
Tips for creating a Pressed Petals Covered Notebook:
Measure the front of your notebook starting where the binding meets the cardboard. Add 1/2″ to the top and bottom measurements plus 1/2″ to one side measurement. This is the size you will cut your paper. This provides you ample paper to fold and cover the notebook edges.
Use multipurpose liquid adhesive to attach the paper to the front of the notebook. I put the glue on the notebook and not on the paper. Start by abutting the paper along the binding edge and work out toward notebook edges.
To create a neat fold at the corners, use paper snips to clip the paper so sides and fold over one another on the inside of the cover. Glue to hold in place.
Measure the inside panel of the cover and cut ensuring it will overlap the designer series paper.
Repeat for back cover.
To embellish the front, wrap ribbon around the front at the seam of the binding and the designer series paper.
Pressed Petals Washi Tape Flower:
Peel 8 petals from the washi tape roll.
Punch a 3/4″ circle of cardstock to use as a base for the petals.
Arrange four of the the petals around the cardstock base. After attaching, use the Embossing Buddy on the exposed back of petals to prevent stickiness.
Add the next layer of four petals by offsetting them on the first layer of petals. Lift edges and dust with the Embossing Buddy.
For the flower center, add a Perennial Essence Floral Center. Glue to front of the notebook.
Optional: Punch 2 sets of leaves from Mossy Meadow Cardstock with the Leaf Punch. Spritz lightly with water, pinch leaves between fingers and after it dries, attach around flower using mini glue dots.
Also optional: Stamp the sentiment and cut with the Classic Label Punch.
The notebooks are the perfect size to place in one’s purse. Plus, the notebooks are a great craft fair project! Since I found more than one mini notebook in my craft supplies, I’ll be covering them so be on the lookout for another covered notebook post.
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This will be the final post of the week containing projects from the recent Holiday Bazaar – acetate treat boxes and rosette ornaments from the Be Merry Project Kit. The acetate treat boxes being shared are another design courtesy of Connie Stewart on her blog. Not only are the treat boxes simple to make, they are super cute! I’m loving the acetate boxes offered by Stampin’ Up! as they are very versatile and make great packing for more than cards. For this project, just cut a box in half and used designer series paper (DSP) to create a closure for the box. The 3″ x 4 1/2″ box size is perfect to holding fun size candy bars but can also accommodate non-candy items.
Stampin’ Up! Acetate Treat Boxes embellished with Seasonal Chums Stamp Set Bundle and Rosette Ornaments from the Be Merry Project Kit
The Be Merry Project Kit requires no stamping and comes together quickly. To speed production for the Holiday Bazaar, I separated the kit and set up an assembly line. Using a hot glue gun, I was able to complete two kits (24 rosette ornaments) in less than an hour. Many of the ornaments sold and the remaining ones are being used on some of my holiday packages as gift tags.
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Today two projects are being shared. Both of the designs were shared by other demonstrators on their sites and I thought the items would be great for the holiday bazaar.
The first was from a post by Connie Stewart and is a fingernail file cover. The file cover was very quick to make and the 20 that were made for the bazaar sold out in just a matter of minutes. I promoted them as stocking stuffers but one lady purchased several to include in cards she was sending to friends – what a great idea!
Nail File Holder using Stampin’ Up! Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper & Powder Pink Cardstock
The second project is from Marisa Alvarez. I had purchased several packages of pencils from the dollar store for use in another project but spied her use of the Many Mittens Framelits Dies to embellish a pencil package and decided to make a few for the dollar section in my booth. Best thing is you can use scraps of cardstock for much of this project.
Pencil Tags made using Stampin’ Up! Many Mittens Framelits Dies
You can find a list of project materials listed at the end of this post. Several items such as some ribbons and the 1″ cello bags (used for the pencil packaging) are retired but you can easily find substitutions.
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As promised, here is craft fair project # 3. It’s Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) meets Gift Bag Punch Board!
I decided to purchase some of the Bath and Body Kitchen Liquid Hand Soaps and make gift bags to package them as “Grab and Go” gifts. The packages are great for Hostess gifts to have available when needed. A tag was added with extra gold cord so that it could be removed, signed on the back and easily replaced on gift with shortened cord closer to the ribbon tie closure. A handheld punch was used to punch a small hole in the top of the tag but you could just use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the tag under the ribbon bow, if desired. With the Foil Frenzy DSP, the gifts are appropriate to use not just for the holidays but for any occasion.
Large Gift Bag for Bath & Body Works Liquid Soap using Stampin’ Up! Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Gift Bag Punch Board
To make the bag, cut one inch from one side of the DSP so the piece will measure 11″ x 12″. Follow directions for using Gift Bag Punch Board to make a large bag. The 11″ side is the height of the finished bag. Note: it requires more force to punch the Foil Frenzy DSP and the dotted DSP pages seemed easier to punch than the striped DSP pages so don’t be alarmed that if it requires your brute force! It’s worth it as the bags are beautiful.
Tags were cut using the Lots of Label Framelit Dies and the Layering Oval Framelits. The sentiment from Merry Little Labels was stamped in coordinating ink (in the samples shown, Berry Burst Classic Stampin’ Pad was used). The stamped oval was layered on a Foil Snowflake prior to attaching to the large label.
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Here is project number two from the Holiday Bazaar as detailed in my last post…Holiday Treat Poppers containing 2 Ferrero Roche candies. Another great table favor, stocking stuffer or small thank you treat to handout!
Holiday Treat Poppers using Stampin’ Up! Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Envelope Punch Board & Labels to Love Stamp Set with Everyday Label Punch
The poppers were easy to make using a 6″ x 6″ square of Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the envelope punch board. After punching and assembling the poppers, the ends were tied with ribbon. The green ribbon has been discontinued but the Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon is current. Garden Green cardstock was cut using the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies to embellish some of the treat poppers. On some of the poppers, Real Red cardstock was cut using the Everyday Label Punch and snipped in half before adhering to the back of the stamped sentiment label to create a border. The poppers are the perfect size for holding a few treats for the holidays.
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Hi All! the countdown continues until Christmas. This past weekend, I participated in a Christmas Bazaar and on Instagram posted the following photo:
What will this become?
As promised in the post, here’s the outcome – Santa Kisses!
Santa Kisses using Stampin’ Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set & Punch
The Santa Kisses were a popular item and so easy to prepare the packaging. The Santa from the Stampin’ Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas set was stamped onto Whisper White card stock and punched using the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. Stampin’ Write Markers in Real Red, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride were used to color Santa. It doesn’t show in the photograph, but the fur along Santa’s hat and suit were highlighted with clear Wink of Stella. The tag was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink using the sentiment from Oh, What Fun stamp set. Since I have a stockpile of retired 4″ x 6″ cellophane bags, I used them but the 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags would work great. I folded down approximately one inch of the bag and added a tag topper cut from the Be Merry Christmas Designer Series Paper. A couple of staples along the bottom edge of the paper sealed both the cello bag and the topper.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy treat holder for table favors or stocking stuffers, these are perfect!
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