Thursday, October 15, 2009

Altered Christmas Notebooks by Jodi!

Hi everyone!! Happy Thursday!!

Today I have a super fun and super simple project to share with you!! Altered composition notebooks!!

Now, I don't consider myself an altering type of gal, but I find that I am really LOVING altering things lately!!

These were SUPER simple to make! I took six plain mini composition notebooks that I have had FOREVER, and using the delicious cardstock and patterned papers from the Christmas Key Ingredients, I simply covered each of the books using a different pattern from the Holly by Golly patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket!

I then stamped six different cuppies, four from Season's Sweetings from Taylored Expressions, and two from Home Sweet Home by Taylored Expressions, all in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream cardstock.


ALL of the cuppies were colored with Copic Markers, and then cut and layered with Circle Nestabilities and Scallop Circle Nestabilities. All the sentiments were either punched out or cut out and then layered with cardstock from the Christmas Key Ingredients.

All the Cuppie panels were popped up with Foam Tape!

This close up is my favorite book that I made! I LOVE the sweet (giggle!) expression of this Cuppie and I LOVE how the holly bow on her head matches this yummy Jolly by Golly paper!!

Again, these were SUPER simple to make, and I think I am going to hand these out to all the kids for Christmas in my daughter's nursery school class!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!!

Recipe:
Stamps: Seasons Sweetings & Home Sweet Home by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Choice Buttercream, Blush Red Dark, Island Mist Light & Jolly by Golly from Cosmo Cricket, all from the Christmas Key Ingredients
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Small & Large Oval Punches, Word Window Punch and Foam Tape

Jodi

15 comments:

Julia Aston said...

How cute are these Jodi!!! the kids will just love having these little notebooks!! The papers are perfect for these holiday cuppies!

Karen Giron said...

So super cute, Jodi! I didn't even know they made mini comp books! These are just fab!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Oh my WORD Jodi these are ADORABLE!!!! GORGEOUS coloring and what a FUN stocking stuffer!!!

Jenn said...

These are too cute Jodi! These would make great little gifts. Or you could even give them out to friends to make and keep track of Holiday lists. Love it! :)

Gail said...

I LOVE these!! What a great idea. I wish I would have gotten the set when they were on sale.

Dina said...

These are very cute and very you!! Great coloring and layout!

Lori Craig said...

So sweet, Jodi!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my GOSH, how adorable, Jodi! These are just the CUTEST!

janice said...

ooohhhh these are just adorable! i want to hug them!

leenda said...

What a fun & creative book! Your coloring is fabulous!

Linda said...

adorable!! love your coloring! what copics did u use to color them in?

Donna said...

oh my gosh! these are SO cute - talk about great stocking stuffers!! TFS!

Crafty Nanny said...

Super cute Jodi, these will make terrific gifts!!

Hugs Sandy x

Sharon Keanly said...

hi, my first visit to your blog. I'm impressed with these quick little gifts. A lovely idea. Hugs Sharon

lynn said...

these are so cute, jodi!