A while back I found these little 4x6 journals packaged 3/pack and complete with an elastic band closure. I had hoped to find time to decorate them and add them to a holiday craft show line up… LOL, but that didn’t happen!
Yesterday, I decided to decorate one of them using new stamps, dies and stuff from the Occasions Mini Catalog… and couldn’t help but reach for the Rue Des Fleurs Stamp Set to stamp and decorate my notebook with a vintage theme!
The front journal was stamped with the watch/umbrella, masked, and stamped again using the En Francais large background stamp and crumb cake ink.
Tiny, clear rhinestones were added to the umbrella and watch fobs.
A butterfly from the Kindness Matters Stamp Set was colored and attached to the focal image / tag using a dimensional.
I love the new pleated ribbon, don’t you? Two paper daisies were layered together (one was downsized by overlapping three petals and gluing in place). A new 8mm pearl was affixed to the center of the top most daisy, and ribbon ‘leaves’ were created from always artichoke seam binding, pulling a thread in the middle of the ribbon to evenly gather and scrunch.
The edges of crumb cake card stock were distressed, and after layering the tag onto crumb cake and pear pizzazz card stock, I punched a hole using a crop-a-dile tool and layered vintage lace, un-pleated ribbon, and narrow grosgrain to form a tag ‘pull’.
Friend was stamped using early espresso ink, and punched using the designer label punch. After sponging with lucky limeade ink, additional accents were added with a marker to match the early espresso ink.
One of the coolest things about this journal is the gusseted pocket inside the front cover!! Front, back and inside flaps of the journal were covered with confetti cream card stock and sponged with lucky limeade ink too.
Hope you enjoyed yet another Rue Des Flores project, LOL… are you tired of seeing this stamp set yet? Hope not, I’ve got plenty more ideas rolling around in my head!
See you tomorrow with another new handmade and hand stamped project! I look forward to reading your comments!