Stationery - Chiswick

Altered notebook – altered stamps.

Posted on 03 Sep 2015

Remember when I got so excited about this new stamp set here – loads of possibilities right?
Well today I am excited to show you just one of the ways you can take that gorgeous Menu stamp and change it into something totally different.
I used  it to create a custom notebook panel…here’s how i did it

notebook detail 2
I started off by covering an ordinary black school notebook in patterned paper with some black washi tape on the spine.
Yeah the red did not quite do the trick with my pink striped patterned paper cover.
notebookstep 1 – I stamped my image onto white cardstock using black ink.
step 1step 2 – Cut out the panel image using your Chiswick scissors.
I cheated and cut off some of the more detailed areas – did you even notice this?
So I am all for neat but perfection not so much – we do live in the real world after all.
step 2step 3 – Adhere the panel to the front of your covered notebook using a collage medium.
It acts as a sealant and a protective layer. This will keep the cover clean from tacky hands.
Leave the medium to dry and then decorate the notebook using flowers and other embellishments.
step 3To change the menu portion of my stamped image, I quickly printed a new banner for my panel onto white cardstock, trimmed it to size
and then matted it onto black cardstock. As a finishing touch I added some machine sewing around the edge giving a lovely textured detail.
A few paper leaves and flowers adds a nice feminine touch to this functional little book.
notebook detailAnd that’s how easy it is to take this ‘menu’ panel and turn it into something totally different.
Watch this space for more ideas on how to alter this gorgeous background stamp.
Products used:
Textured C/Stock 216g 12″ X 12″ Black 10 Shts/Pck (131) sb4965
Clear Stamp – Tea and Cake (ER-C18) rs3175
3 in 1 Block Set with Interchangable Handle rs3070
Embroidery Scissor 110mm cr0900
Other: Notebook, collage medium, paint brush, patterned paper, washi tape.
Until next time – happy stamping!

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.