Grateful Bunch Notepad Cover for GDP021

Not a Card …

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for stationery.  I’m literally like a kid in a lolly shop!  So, for those of you who suffer from the same affliction, I have a real treat for you today.  For this week’s Global Design Project colour challenge I felt like making a non-card project.  I love notepads – little ones, big ones, skinny ones and tiny ones.  They’re handy to have around and if you can make them pretty, that’s even better!  So today’s project is a tall, skinny shopping list size notepad cover.

The colours for the challenge are bright and fun and I think my little notepad cover turned out the same – bright, fun and whimsical.  Here are the colours for the challenge:

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Click on the image above if you’d like to check out what the very talented Design Team have made, or to join in yourself.

Emboss Resist Technique

The emboss resist technique is a really easy one and gives stunning results and it’s also a wonderfully tactile medium.  It involves applying ink over heat embossed images.  For this project I used the beautiful lace image from the Grateful Bunch stamp set which you can find in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.  I also heat embossed and fussy cut a couple of the little butterflies from the same set.

It’s the Little Details …

I could have stopped there, but I wanted to delineate the sentiment from the image pattern.  And I could have just attached some ribbon around the cardstock, maybe added a bow and it would have looked okay.  But I wanted to emulate the circles of colour and tie all three colours into this element, so I layered some Melon Mambo 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon over the top of the Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding Ribbon.  To that I added some Bermuda Bay sequins (from the Sequin Trim) and topped these off with some Melon Mambo Enamel Dots (from the It’s My Party suite of products in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue).  Of course I had to heat emboss the fabulous sentiment (also from the Grateful Bunch Stamp Set) in Bermuda Bay.  Can you tell I LOVE heat embossing?!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my little notepad project as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing it with you.  Thanks for stopping by today.

XOXO Gail

Striped Hello for GDP020

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Inspiration

I have a super fun striped hello card for you today.  Inspiration comes from the Global Design Project Case the Designer Challenge and this week we are casing Connie Collins!  I loved Connie’s bold black stripes and decided to include that element in my card.  I also took inspiration from Danielle Flanders who made a card back in September using the split sentiment technique I’ve used here.  Here’s  Connie’s card:

GDP020And here’s my card:

Striped Hello

2016 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Brochure

It uses the Hello Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure, only available until February 15th.  The flowers were cut from Tangelo Twist and Melon Mambo cardstock using the Blooming’ Heart Thinlits Dies, and for the little leaves I used one of the dies from the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and cut three from Wild Wasabi.  Some Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the new two-tone Basic Black/Melon Mambo Baker’s Twine finishes it off.

Striped Hello

The sentiment was created by stamping in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock then embossing in white before cutting sections out of the Basic Black cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped again in Basic Black Archival ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Of course I had to decorate the inside:

Striped Hello

The flowers come from the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set.  I just adore all these new products in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Brochure, don’t you?  I can’t wait to share some more projects with you, so stay tuned!

I hope you’ve enjoyed sharing my card today.  I love to read your comments, so if you have the time, let me know what you think.

Why not have a look at what the Design Team have come up with and join in the fun over at the Global Design Challenge.  Just click on the GDP image above to go there.

Thanks for stopping by today.

XOXO Gail