Do You Have Petal Power?

Hello everyone, I guess your asking yourself what is petal power?  Guess what I was wondering the same thing.  I thought it was a cute title so I decided to go with it.  LOL, LOL!!!

No for real, petal power is when a flowers petal stand out from the rest of the flower.  What do you think?

Well my notebook today, has petal power.  The petals are so vibrant and rich, I just love it.

Papertrey Ink’s  Make It Monday #167 Challenge is DIY Notebooks!  Yes, notebooks.  So cute and irrepressible.  I couldn’t wait to participate.

Take a look at my Mini Notebook with tear out pages:

Mini Notebook

Mini Notebook side

This mini notebook was so easy to make, I just love it.

Here’s how:

1.  I cut all of my card stock and back chip board to 2-3/4 by 4-1/4.

2. I stamped “read this” sentiment from PTI’s Clip Tips on all of my colored card stock inside my notebook.

3. I stamped my flowers, butterflies and hello sentiment on my front cover.

4. I attached a piece of pattern paper to the top of the cover and to the back of the book with glue.  The pattern paper will hold all of my pages together.

5. I added double-side adhesive to the middle of the pattern paper.

6. I made sure all of the pages of my books were attached to the adhesive.

7. Then I used my hand to crease the front and back of the book.  All of the inside pages should be adhered to the double-sided tape.

WALA, your book is made and ready to use! The double-sided tape allows you to tear the pages out of the book and put it back.

Isn’t that amazing!

Supplies used:

Bazzill Basics 180-piece "Olivia Premium Cardstock KitLife is Beautiful Stamp SetOopsie Daisy Stamp SetClip Tips Stamp SetBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsOnyx VersafinePure Poppy InkSummer SunriseWet PaintStudio Calico Papper Pad Snippets 6x6

Please let me know what you think of my Mini Notebook!

~Kymona

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Hello World, How are you?

Hello everyone!  I’m in such a great mood today, I can’t stop smiling.  I’ve been working really hard at my craft and slowly by surely its paying off.  So, I’m really proud of myself.

I’m here today with a card for the Muse Challenge #69. This is my first time playing along with them so I hope I don’t disappoint them.

Cornelia was chosen to create the Guest Muse this week and her card is full of bright colors, a cool technique and FUN!

Here is her card:

Cornelia

My job is to use the Muse card as inspiration and create one of my own.

When I looked at Cornelia’s card, it reminded me of my all time favorite technique, WATER-COLORING!!!  I love how she made the colors mix with one another and the splatters across the card.

So I knew right away that I had to pull out my Koi watercolors.  I decided that I wanted to use colors I hardly use that are bright and will stand out on the black cardstock I wanted to use.

Before I painted, I scored the watercolor paper to give it added texture.

I used colors #3, 12, and 16 to create my sentiment and hearts. You can see the colors on my swatch here.

Like Cornelia’s card I wanted to create a one layer card so I decided to create an inlay card with my sentiment and hearts.  So, I die cut my sentiment and hearts from the watercolor piece.

helloswatch

After I cut out all of my pieces that I need to create my card, I realized that I wanted my card to have a stitch edge so to create that I had to use my large journal stitch die, which in turn cut off a portion of my card.  I was ok with that because I love the stitch edge. That idea came from Nichol Magouirk.

After that cut, my card was no longer a one layer card.  I put all of the piece together and here is what I came up with.

Here is my card:

Hello

I added sequin, enamel dots and rhinestones to resemble Cornelia’s paint splatters.  I choose colors that were close to my watercolor sentiment and hearts.

Sooooo, what do you think? No stamping required. I love how it came out.

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsBasic Black CSLargeStitchedJournalingCardScripty HelloHello Sunshine Mixed SequinsBrights Candy DotsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsStampin' TrimmerSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsclassiccrestsolarwhtieWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona