Thursday, December 18, 2014

My Notebook

I posted a bunch of notebooks on December 12th that I made for my friends at work.  Now I'm posting the notebook I made for myself.  I probably bought this book over 3 years ago.  I just didn't have any idea about how I wanted to personalize the book.  Recently I purchased several of the stitched dies and fell in love with them.  That's when the idea hit me.  I also received some type of ad on a museum that had some fantastic photos and odds and ends of focal pieces.  I used those pieces to made my panel.  I wish I had photographed that ad because there is nothing left of it.  However, the letters were made from a Cuttlebug panel which is shown below my book photos.
The outside of my notebook below

I wanted you to see more clearly the design on the black panel and the stitched effect on all square panels.  I love the technique of inlaying letters and patterns into another panel.

This is the back of my notebook.  I had a couple things left over from die-cutting so I put them on the back.  Something a bit different, but I like it.
 Memory Box Classic Upper Alphabet
Die-namics Stitched Stax (squares))

Cuttlebug packaging below

I had a lot of fun making notebooks this year.  If you find them for $1.00 at Michaels like I did, it's certainly worth personalizing and taking the time out of making them your own.  If you're making something more unique, of course, then make it from scratch.



Donna Ellis said...
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Donna Ellis said...

Thanks, Arlene! Great booklet idea, and I do have a few of those $1 Michaels notebooks! Thanks for the fabulous samples. After reading your bio, I discovered we share a past playing with ceramics - I also did clay building! So glad I found your blog - I am your newest google follower! hugs, de