Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Beyond the Garden notebooks

On my blog yesterday there was a card I'd made using the beautiful Beyond the Garden designer paper and today I have some coordinating notebooks to show you.

These notebooks are sold in supermarkets and are really useful for shopping lists and notes but frankly wouldn't win any beauty contests... but with a bit of a make-over they turn into something you'd be more than happy to keep on display on a hook in the kitchen or by the phone or, with a magnet glued to the back, on the fridge!

To make them, you just peel back the black tape at the top, remove the soft cover and replace with card stock topped with designer paper. I use Sticky Strip for this job so that I can be confident the notebook won't come apart. The little label on the front is from the Notably Ornate stamp set. I stamped it in Basic Black and embellished with a leaf from Bright Blossoms and my favourite little flower punch from the Itty Bitty punch pack centred with an adhesive pearl.

Since I've covered everything I used, I won't type out a supply list today as I do normally - time during the holidays is at a premium and apparently there are Poffins to be baked... watch this space!

It's Three Minute Thursday tomorrow - see you then for a fast project!


  1. Great makeover on these notebooks Vicky, I love the paper it reminds me of a dress I had back in the early 60's!
    Val x

  2. These would make great little gifts, Vicky. I love the pretty paper you used, and perfect finishing touch with the labels and sweet bitty flowers x

  3. Very pretty books Vicky-they would be lovely gifts given alongside yesterdays card as a pretty set..."Poffins to be baked" ?? i am intrigued now ! Do show your Poffins ! :) x

  4. These are fab gifts Vicky! Very useful for someone as forgetful as me! ;-)

  5. These are great Vicky and what a difference with a little makeover..Ideal little christmas gifts...


  6. Gorgeous for a little gift!

    I'm intrigued - what are poffins. I misread at first and thought it said Puffins!!.

  7. These are so pretty.

    Goodness only knows what Poffins are . .. but I'm sure you'll divulge soon enough xxx

  8. They are gorgeous - mines on the fridge as it fits perfectly in my magnetic wooden holder ;-)

  9. A brilliant and stunning idea Vicky.

  10. Gorgeous make over! what's a poffin? will be back Karen x

  11. Hi Vicky, Just catching up on a few days of blog posts. Always enjoy looking to see what you've been creating. What are Poffins? They sound fascinating. Helen (Sydney)

  12. What a fabulous idea! This is so timely for me as I'm heading out on Saturday to my first Stampin' Up! Regional and I'm to bring a notebook for jotting down ideas! I think I'll take your idea and adapt it for the boring old notebook I was going to bring.

  13. Yep I need to know what Poffins are too??!! Lovely notebooks, make handy wish lists! x

  14. Now you have given me an idea what to do with those lovely papers I bought from you they just look too pretty to cut up ! Great gift idea and very useful too.



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