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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 14, 2020

Crafty CardMakers Recycle an Element

 I am hosting the challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers this week and I chose the theme of using a recycled element in your project.  For a friend I created this notebook using part of a cereal box for the core of the book.

I cut all of the pages, cover and core etc with a large round die cut .  For the cover of the notebook I  decorated it with Lavinia fairy stamps along with some other stamps from my collection. I used Distress Inks for the background along with gel pens, posta pens, Pentart glitter and Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Once I had created my cover I added some scrapbook paper from my stash on the back cover, the next step was to decide where to place my hinges on the from and then cut the front cover to allow the book to open.  I did not have the right colour of hinges so I painted the hinges with gesso and then with the purple colour to match the cover. 

For the pages for the book I used regular typing paper and glued them at the top of the page and then glued them to the top of the back cover.  I decorated the pages with some few small fairies. 

Added glue above the line to all of my pages and glued the pages into my notebook.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

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