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)