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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Refrigerator Magnet Note Books

Everyone loves notebooks and when they can be mounted on the refrigerator they are even better!
Here are two cute examples I designed following Mirabella De Rossi, from UStamp with Dawn, demonstrated a her beautiful little refrigerator notebook, during our recent session of UStamp with Dawn and Friends.

Mirabella loves butterflies, so when I designed my femine version of her notebook, I added some little butterflies from the Dreams Du Jour stamp set (page 99 of IB&C).

For the femine version the card stock base is Melon Mambo and Old Olive and the retired DSP Raspberry Tart were used as accents. I cut the "notes" letters from Old Olive cs using my Medium Sizzlit Die called Go-Go boots (page 197 of IB&C). A small notebook from the dollar store was covered in the same materials and mounted to the inside. A magnet was used on the back to mount to the refrigerator.

I used the Friends 24-7 stamp set (page 100 of the IB&C) set for my masculine version and Soft Suede card stock for the base. DSP used for the front cover trim and the booklet is from the retired Outlaw designer paper series.

To give this one some added interest I stamped the bird three times, twice on Vanilla cs and once on the base cs. I hand cut the two Very Vanilla birds and then mounted a full cut out on top of the base stamp and then a portion of the head, beak and wing to the Very Vanilla stamped piece using dimensionals. I glazed up the legs, beak and bird's eye with Crystal Effects. Before mounting each layer on dimensionals, I used a tip from a fellow stamper and using the new soft suede marker, I coloured around the each portion of the dimensional that could be seen if the bird is turned sideways. By colouring the dimensionals the same as the main image, the little foam pieces simply disappear. Neat trick eh?

I sponged the background of the soft suede with soft suede ink and used the medallion stamp for the piece of card stock withthe gold brads. I think this gave the card a very masculine feel.

The scallop punch was used on the Outlaw DSP to give the front of the notebook some additional dimension.


Lainee said...

I like the way that you produced the two magnet note books - one for the man in your life and one for you. Very well done.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Lainee........appreciate your feedback. Yes, Bob had to have one two.......LOL!

frombootstostamps said...

These are adorable!!! Thanks for sharing them with us. I love to alter notebooks and will have to find some time to make some of these. :)