When looking at this upcoming colour combo, all I kept thinking about was that it would look great paired with the Travel Log set, so that was the starting point of my project. Then, I got the idea to turn it into a notebook, which will come in handy since the last time I left for Leadership, I was scrambling around to find a notebook of the just the right size to bring with me to the event (small enough to slip in my purse, big enough to write more than three words on one page).
I used the chipboard sold by SU! and cut it to size with the tabletop cutter. Then, I used recycled printing paper cut to size to create the pages. (It is actually old stationery that the office gave us when they changed name to use for scrap paper. I cut off the header and have nice, heavy-weight white paper for my pages.) Learn from my mistake, though: you should cut the cover pages a bit larger than the pages that will be inserted inside. It will give you a cleaner look once everything is binded.
The cover was decorated using a mix of stamps from the set. I added a spray of Log Cabin Smooch to the Marina Mist cardstock and distressed the edges with the Cutting Kit. I wanted to glue the sign with Dimensionals, but was hesitant to do so because I was afraid the notebook then wouldn't travel well and finally decided to just go with it anyway.
I divided the pages with tabs in matching colors. I could have used the Round Tab punch, but I wanted a different look, so I used the Curly Label punch instead. I wanted the curly part to be facing outwards instead of the fold, so my solution was to punch half of the shape twice and glue those two pieces together, making sure to sandwich the paper in between those two pieces, and then I stamped the circle signs in matching colours and added them to the tabs.
Come join the fun! Here is the LINK to our challenge blog, where you can share a link to your creation, and links to the other DT members' creations:
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Travel Log
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze
Inks: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Versamark
Accessories: Binding machine, Brads, Stampin' DImensionals, Cutting Kit (distressing tool),
Embossing powder, Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, Curly Label punch, Log Cabin Smooch spray