Monday, August 10, 2009

Apple Notebook

Today I am sharing a project that I was hoping to share for last weeks Pink Saturday but did not get it done in time. This months challenge for The Sheteam group I am a part of on Etsy was Back To School. This is what I came up with.

The layout came from this Saturday sketch from Lauren Meader and the colors were from Dawns color challenge from last week. I started by cutting some medium weight chipboard then covered it with Berry Sorbet Cardstock. After that I lined the insides with Spring Moss and added a small piece of scalloped lace Pure Poppy cardstock to the bottom of the back cover. The Spring Moss squares on the front cover were embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder. To make the apple I stamped the stem and the leaf from the new Button set then colored a PTI white button with a red Copic Sketch marker. I am trying really hard to hold out on buying any of the new colored buttons until they come out with a mixed color set. In the meantime I am using my Copics to color the white ones and so far it has been working pretty well. I also added some Faux stitching around the apple with a red Sharpie. To finish the cover off I tied a piece of Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch ribbon. I binded the notebook together using my Bind It All and 3/4" white O wires. Inside the book are 50 pieces of double sided paper. The final size of the notebook is 31/2x51/2. I think this notebook would make a great gift for a new teacher or the perfect place for a child to write their spelling words in. The notebook is now up for sale in my Etsy shop if anyone is interested in buying it.
I have something else I am working on this week too and hope to share it with you on Saturday. In the meantime I am still reorganizing my craft room. The last thing I need to do is to get everything cleaned off my desk and I am dreading it since I have so many piles of things everywhere. I know once I get it done it will be worth it in the end though. I will share before and after pictures with you when I get it done. That's it for now. I hope you have a great week and as always thanks for stopping by.


Kathryn said...

That is really cute!

Pam said...

That is a great back to school idea! It would make a good first day gift for a teacher. Thanks for sharing it!

Bonnie said...

Totally cute! Love the note book and have made a couple too, but not with a bind-it-all (which would have made things so much more fun!!)

Beth said...

Totally adorable love that little apple so clever.