8.15.2011

Notes on the go

It's me again! Back for my second post of the day!  I have an envelope that I converted into a notebook.  I found these envies in Germany and bought a package because I like the material.  The color of the lopes is so light and then it has pieces of fiber you can see with a naked eye.  Or if you are like me, an eye covered with film so I can see properly.  ;-) 
This is the back of the envelope.  I am sharing so you can see the flap cause I used it for a secret compartment.  The challenge at Elizabeth Mae's this week is anything but a card.  Remember you don't have to use our images to play along!  Last week's contributors all got to choose 2 images each!  You never know how generous Ms. DeNetra will be, so join in to see!




I used the Naked Dress Form digi for my project today.  I seem to be using that word a lot today.  No worries, I am not a nudist.  So far from it you would probably laugh at me.  Anywho, my project began with a single envie that I folded in half.   I cut plain copy paper a little smaller than the envie and folded in half to make the pages  I stamped a ruler image on each page in various corners to add a little decor.  It was bound with hemp cord by punching two holes on the folded edge through the paper and threaded to make a bow.  Next, I covered the book with some Girl's Paperie and My Mind's Eye papers and punched a scallop border which I added brads to the center.  I colored the dress form, cut out, and then added a small flower and ribbon.  The lace was a scrap I had that I stitched down the middle for a little more contrast.  A few misc. rub-ons were added and then the word "notes" using Fancy Pants stickers. 
Here's the inside.

If you look carefully you can see the Top Secret flap which can store those little notes, receipts, etc. you may have.  That's an older 7 Gypsie stamp I have and always try to find uses for. 
I hope you will join us!  Thanks for stopping by!
****Don't forget about my giveaway! You can read about it and enter here! ****

Challenges I would like to enter my notebook in to are:
CES Challenges: #49 Mix n Match
Craft Your Passion: Anything but a Card
JUGS: #97 Alter a Notebook (hope making your own qualifies?)
Sew Many Challenges: #64 Use 3 or more brads

20 comments:

Sharon

This is awesome!!! Who would have thought you could make a notebook out of an envelope. Not me, but you sure did! I love it!!! All of the embellies are wonderful! :)

Rea

This is so cute, and a fun looking project.

Heather Jensen

Love this darling little book. I love to alter things and have not done it in some time now. TFS. :)
Hugs~

Angi @ CokiePop

I love altered projects. This is fabulous. :)

Davi

Amy this is a fab little notebook~~ I LOVE your cover with that lovely "naked dress form" decorated to pretty!

Miss Syaz

This is something that we would never think of..Kudos Amy for coming out with this masterpiece..

Stella

Clever girl :) and your idea is brilliant! This is such a lovely way to alter an envelope and your notebook is a jaw dropper. Love that dressform :)
Enjoy your day!

Ros

You know I love these books ... make similar ones with my Thursday club and they love them too ... I adore the way you have decorated the front too ... so pretty

Cheryl Nelson

Wowzers is this ever FAB! LOVE it!

Scrapaddict

Such a fantastic idea!

June Houck

Lovely, Sweet Amy!

Lisha

Your altered project is just too cute
Felisa

Dana Gustafson

This is so super cute! How clever to use an envelope to encase your book! THanks for sharing this over at Just Us GIrls this week!

scrap joanny

Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges- this is great !!! Very good idea - hugs Joanna

Andrea M

What an AWESOME notebook! So beautiful and well constructed!! Great idea! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!!!

lavina agarwal

its very beautiful n creative

Maria Levine

What a wonderful handmade notebook! Great idea and great job! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

Tameko

Fabulous project!

Carrie

what a fabulous idea!! Thanks for sharing it at CRAFTY EMMA'S XX

Emma H

This is a great idea, very creative! Thanks for sharing with Craft Your Passion this week!

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