Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Altered Mini Composition Books for a Swap

Wow!  Would you agree I have been on a blogging roll lately?  I am sorta proud of myself!  LOL!  I do seem to blog in the middle of night though, isn't that funny?  LOL

Tonight I am sharing two Mini Composition Books that I altered for my swap partner Tracy.  I must say that I haven't done these before and they are rather fun!!  They are also addicting!  I have made a third and have started a fourth!  LOL!

These books I picked up at my local grocery store and they are great because they are stitched books rather than glued ones.  I hear that the stitched one hold up a bit better than the glued ones, so hopefully Tracy doesn't have any problem with these.  The first one I made I used Pink Paislee-Spring Jubilee 6x6 paper pack.  I love this paper!  It is so colorful, yet subtle.

The little strip of white daisies you see hanging from the top is actually a bookmark!  I just draped it over the front for the picture.  I used two flowers from Recollections, a soft pink pearl bead, and also seed beads around the pearl.  I adhered the seed beads with Judikins Diamond Glaze

I added tabs to this book using my Stampin UP Round Tab Punch.  On the pages with tabs, I added patterned paper as well.

 Here is the back...

I love this little stamp I found at a local stamp store many years ago.  There was a frame perfectly positioned on the designer paper just for it!  I added it to the inside back cover.

For her second book, I used My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy Boy 6x6 paper pad.  To me, this paper didn't scream "just boy."  I decided to use it because of the soft color palette.  Not to mention that it's wicked cute!  :)
I used Recollections flowers and a little wood veneer heart.  So cute!

This book has a bookmark as well.  :) 
 I added a ribbon closure to this one... 

I hope that Tracy likes them!  I really enjoyed making them for her; they are super fun and easy to do!  Thanks for stopping by for a visit!!  I truly appreciate you all!!  :)

8 comments:

  1. Love them!! You did wonderfully on these!

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  2. I LOVE them Rachel - thank you so much, can't wait for them to arrive

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    1. Hi Tracy! I am so glad you love them! I had so much fun making these for you! I can't wait for you to get them!
      hugs
      Rachel

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  3. You did such an awesome job!!

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    1. Thank you, thank you Dusty!!!
      hugs
      Rachel

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  4. Oh, I love them...she will be thrilled.

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    1. Thank you so much Janis! You're so sweet!
      hugs
      Rachel

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