Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Freebie notebook

Four free items on this project, too!

  1. The stamp set – FREE during Sale-a-Bration when you spend £45.
  2. The paper – also FREE during Sale-a-Bration when you spend £45.
  3. The Charming stamp set – FREE to demonstrators who took part in a Stampin’ Up!® challenge recently.
  4. The notepad itself – FREE from my friend, Kelly, who was having a clear-out!

Covering a little notepad like this is really easy. It’s hard to see from the photo (shouldn’t have used a black background) but it’s one of those with a black strip along the top. All you do is cut off the existing cover up to this black strip, then attach a new cover underneath the black strip. Use Sticky Strip so that it stays forever. Simples!

I’ve also used one of the new punches, the Lace Ribbon border. This is a really hefty beast but it does require a bit of special treatment. The more complex a punch is, the harder it is to punch... and this one’s pretty complex! So, while I often advise you to use your punches upside-down, so that you can see where you are punching, that method won’t work for the more detailed punches such as this one. Your best method with these is to lay it flat on the table and use the heel of your hand to punch. There’s a guide on the punch so you can join up the pattern. If you have any problems, do let me know!

Stamps: Fresh Vintage (SAB)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade
Paper: Everyday Enchantment (SAB)
Ink: Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Lace Border Punch, Postage Stamp Punch

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. Such a cute little notebook! I love altered projects and you've done a great job showing off all of these free goodies!

  2. Helen,
    Great your blog!


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