I’m going to be doing a craft show on today so I’ve been frantically getting things ready to display, sell, motivate and inspire. Not an easy feat when I’ve never done a show like this before. I’ve got 10′ x 12′ allotted to me and I can do pretty much whatever I want. I hope this show goes well and I go back year after year, otherwise I’ve spent some serious cash on display stuff. Geesh.
Anyway, one of the items I’ll be selling this week are decorated spiral notebooks. This is not an original idea on my part. Brian King did this with a stamping get together last month and shared what his binder looked like. Click here to see it. I thought that was a pretty cool idea and I should do the same for the spiral notebook I use at work that at this point is plain brown. Very boring and certainly not advertising what I do in my spare time.
1. Since I will be selling (hopefully) these binders, I took the opportunity to use up some retired DSP. The notebooks are 6×8 1/2 so they use up a good amount. Yeah for increase storage space!! Each one is different, so far, and are coming together pretty quickly.
2. The yellow one sports Beautifully Baroque with the swirl and flower-ish element from the retired stamp set, Baroque. I could have used Everything Eleanor but I really love that swirl from Baroque and don’t get to use it much since it is retired. I cropped the flower stamped in daffodil delight with the Label Bracket punch. I punched that again two more times in Early Espresso to make the under layer.
3. The pink one has an Basic Grey layer under the pink DSP. I then used a Martha Stewart border punch to create the scallop at the bottom. I really like how this looks, but it was totally because my Pink DSP was not quite big enough to cover the front of the binder and I needed filler. Happy accident. The flower is from Secret Garden stamped in basic grey with Pink Pirouette colored in using an Aqua Painter. The sentiment is from For You.
Thanks for stopping by today. If you are anywhere Pickerington Ohio on Saturday Nov 2, stop by the craft show at Pickerington Central High School and say hey.