Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Berry Pretty Background Notebooks with Vanessa

Hello dear Winnie & Walter friends! Vanessa here with a gift idea for teachers and such. 

I needed a little something for the lovely ladies at my girl's child care and made them these note books:

First, I stamped the images with various Distress Inks onto watercolor paper. I used the new set In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez along with In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals with Angelica Suarez and In Bloom: Eva's Favorite Flowers. Now I applied water with a watertank brush and went over the stamped piece until I liked the result. Then I added spritzes of green ink.

After it was dried, I cut the paper into half lengthwise, trimmed white paper for the inside of the booklets and scored everything through the middle.

To assemble the covers with the inner pages, I sewed them together at the spine.

Then I rounded the corners of the covers and tied-on baker's twine. To personalize the books, I inked a piece of white cardstock with red ink, die-cut the monograms of the recipients using Typecast: Cary Letters Cutaways and adhered them to the fronts. 

Finally, I covered simple pencils with red checked washi tape to go with the note books.

I hope you like this idea! Thank you for stopping by today!!




  1. BERRY pretty!!! Well done, Vanessa!

  2. These make such pretty and fresh looking appreciation gifts!! Love the pretty berries and the addition of the adorable washi-covered pencils. (I you need to peel that back when you sharpen them? Have you tried them before?)

    Thank you for sharing this gift idea. I'm positive the recipients were delighted with these thoughtful sets.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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