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Dec 18, 2008

Kitchen Sink Monday . . . on Thursday

Good morning!! Since I totally missed KSS Monday due to the power outage I am having Monday on Thursday! :)

A few years ago I made my mother-in-law an altered composition notebook for a Christmas keepsake. Ever since then I've wanted to make one for me and now I finally have! I just love this little project and it looks so much better IRL! I used several Kitchen Sink Stamp sets for this project, 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet, Playful Christmas, Vintage Words and Mix It Up! Monogram & Alphabet. The paper is from October Afternoon - love the vintage, homespun feeling to their holiday line!

One thing that made this project a bit easier is that my colors included black and since the binding on my composition notebook is black I didn't even cover it - it just works! I did add a piece of green gingham ribbon down the side to cover the "seam." The ribbon is fairly new to the Kitchen Sink Store - in several colors! I colored mine with a Copic to make it match the dp (turn the white a bit chartreuse-ish). I covered the front with the OA paper and a small bit of black cardstock at the bottom. I stamped a line of Playful Christmas trees on Very Vanilla and used some cute Maya Road trim that I picked up at Emma's Paperie on the seam. I stamped the title and then used Nestabilities to add a dp frame around it (you can't really see it, but the frame is popped up for some dimension). I then stamped the biggest tree directly on the dp, cut it out and added a button.

On the inside of both covers I made pockets, one for receipts and one for stamps, coordinating the look and the trees. Finally I used my SU! Tab punch to make 3 tabs and stamp them using Mix It Up! Monogram & Alphabet. They say, "fun," "gifts" and "food."

I hope you like this little project . . . maybe you could whip one up for a quick Christmas gift! I know I would totally love to receive a notebook to record all my Christmas memories in!! Have a great day! :)

Cardstock: Very Vanilla (SU!), Black (Bazzill), Patterned Paper: Good Cheer (October Afternoon), Stamps: Playful Christmas, 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet, Mix It Up Monograms & Alphabet, Vintage Words, Ink: Bamboo Leaves, Rhubarb Stalk (Memento), Accessories: Bakers Twine (Say It With Letters), Buttons, Nestabilities, Tab punch (SU!), Pom Pom Trim (Maya Road), Green Gingham ribbon (from Kitchen Sink Stamps)


  1. Cute idea!!! And hey, better late than never I always say! : )

  2. Jules, this is so pretty! You are so creative!!

  3. Your Christmas keepsake book looks wonderful, Julie!!

  4. great book!! a friend of mine made one of these for me and i love using it!! sorry you lost power for so long! >"<

  5. WOW! What a great idea Julie! This notebook is a great gift! Love how you used your Copics to alter the ribbon color! :D

  6. Wish I had this beauty to keep me organized this Christmas!!! What a fabulous project!!! I love the tabs and inside pockets!!! So handy and beautiful!!!


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