I chose the Silly Monkey collection for this project and here's what I did:
I started by choosing a “main” background sheet and decided the “Silly Abby ABC” sheet with all the letters would be perfect for a notebook. The 8×8” size of the paper actually works great for this kind of project! Next I chose a few other patterned papers that I liked and got layering. Next I had to decide what to use for the actual front, I mean the part you see best, the top so to say. I’ve always liked triangles and turned this idea over in my head and came up with this. I picked a sheet with wood structured flag cut-outs, but instead of cutting them apart I left the sheet in one piece and only cut off the sides, following the lines of the triangles. Now I had the fun “triangle” background I was looking for! Last but not least, I added a title, a monkey and a few star stickers. Loving the result!
A few designer tips:
- use a sheet of cut-outs as a “whole” instead of cutting everything apart
- when decorating a (note)book with a hard cover make sure to do the stitching before you start adhering everything to your book
- use lots of layers for a whimsical effect
- create a bookmarker by punching two circles out of your patterned paper scraps and glue these together with a regular paper clip in between and maybe add a flair button as well.
PLS Products Used: Silly Monkey Collection: Patterned paper: Silly Abby ABC, Silly Harry Houndstooth, Silly Yvonne Yellow Dot, Circle Tag, Cut-outs: Silly Monkey Bunting Flags, Stickers: Silly Sally Star, Silly Woody Word, Monkey Diecut, Word Art Digital
This is it! Hope you like it. If you’re going to give this a try, I would love to see it!
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