Saturday, March 24, 2018

Butterfly Notebook

Today I'm sharing a little birthday gift set I created to send Wendy Wyman owner of Repeat Impressions and host to The House That Stamps Built challenges. I'm so happy she ask me to be a part of her "Rock Stars" design team last's been sooo much fun! Since she's very generous with all of her design team members and is wonderful person to work for, we all pooled our money and gave her a gift card to one of her favorite restaurants. I wanted to send a little something extra, so I created a custom notebook cover to match a tag I created earlier in the year. I included a few of my favorite chocolates and a decorated clothespin with a magnet on the back. I packaged it all up in a little glassine bag and sent it to Wendy in a handmade envelope.


Visit my January 3rd post for all the details on how I created the tag. For an easy and simple way to create custom envelopes, visit ChouxChoux Paper Art.

 Supplies and Tools:
Dies/Punches: Holiday Greens Thinlits (Tim Holtz), Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
Embellishments: Pearls, Black Polka-dot ribbon (Amuse) 

Inks: Ken Oliver Colorburst (Ultramarine Blue, Merlot, Lime Green), Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Broken China, Seedless Preserves, Evergreen Bough), Versamark Watermark, Midnight Black Embossing Powder
Misc: Sponge Daubers, Small Paintbrush, Watercolor Stencil (Tim Holtz)
Stamps: 9001-L, Butterfly (lg) (Repeat Impressions)

To create my custom notebook:
  • I carefully unwound the wire from my notebook and removed the front cover
  • Using the cover as a template, I trimmed a piece of kraft card stock to size
  • Next, I laid the cover over the kraft card stock and punched tiny holes across the top with my crop-a-dile
  • I rounded the bottom corners of my cover with a corner punch, and re-attached it to the note pad
  • All ready to decorate!
To view the cards my team mates have created to celebrate Wendy visit here:

This post linked to:
Use Your Stuff - On the border (border punches)
Double D Challenge - Just Wing It
Mod Squad Challenge - Ready For Spring
Time Out Challenge - Birthday Quote inspiration
Cardz TV - Anything Goes
Stamplorations -Spring or Faith


sandie said...

This is so thoughtful and what a wonderful gift. I love all the detail and care you have taken with this and I am sure it will be treasured. Thanks for joining Time Out

Darlene said...

Fantastic!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Just Wing It’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Judy Woodland said...

These are just beautiful. Your butterflies are beyond stunning, such wonderful gifts! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Just Wing It Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
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Gail said...

So enjoy seeing a project that is great for gift giving - you did a fab work here - TFS saw this at Stamplorations Blog challenge - have a blessed week

Conniecrafter said...

You did a fabulous job of matching the tag you had made earlier. Such lovely coloring of both butterflies. That is wonderful how you redid the cover.

Wendy said...

Love, love this beautiful gift set you created for my birthday, Esther. So pretty and delicious too! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and for being on my design team. You rock!

Anita in France said...

A lovely gift, Esther ... that delicate butterfly is so vibrant against the stencilled kraft ... so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, that's a lovely gift! All so very pretty and beautifully coordinated and packaged up in a custom envelope. The butterflies are really gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing in our Just Wing It challenge at Double D!

Heather said...

What a fabulous little gift set! Those butterflies are stunning!

Judy Woodland said...

I'm back once again to comment, but this time for the Mod Squad. I said it before, and I'll say it again, your butterflies are stunning. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this time over at the Mod Squad Challenge
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

sarascloset said...

Wow! These are beautiful! I'm soooo happy to see you won at Double D! Yippee!