Friday, May 25, 2018

Guest Designer - Kathy Krug

It's Guest Designer Friday and today we're sharing another one of Kathy Krug's ( Stamp With Ink) lovely projects with you. This week, Kathy has created a beautiful notebook and also included a mini tutorial for our readers to create their own!

Here's what Kathy says:
"I love making these little notebooks for family and friends. They are great next to the computer, the phone or in a purse. There a several online tutorials like this ONE on how to make a version of this with post it notes.. If you want to use the larger paper packs from the Dollar Store like this one, the measurments are a piece of card stock 5 ½ by 9 ½ scored at 4,4 ½ and 5.

Since I buy the paper notebook inside and pen from the dollar store, they are also inexpensive to make. I usually make the note book from heavy weight card stock first and then make a separate panel to glue top of the notebook which gives it some extra stability. Because I need a strong, adhesive I use Scor-Tape to make the notebook and to tape the paper in place.  

The top panel was created using these steps.

  1. Cut a 51/2 by 4-inch piece of white card stock.
  2. Emboss it with the Cuttlebug Swiss dot embossing folder.
  3. Frame that with largest Frantic Stamper Fancy Frames 1.
  4. The center oval was made by using several Sue Wilson dies: Ornate Oval Just for You, Montreal, and Toronto. The great thing about Sue’s designs is that many of them are interchangeable.
  5. To finish the bottom, I used Elizabeth Craft’s Dogwood 2 and Ostrich Fern. Prills finished the centers of the flowers.
  6. The little hummingbirds are from Poppy Stamps."
Thanks for sharing your talent with us, Kathy!

Now it's your turn....stop by our CURRENT LINK PARTY and showoff any projects that include a few products from companies Cropstop carries in the store!


Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous gift idea, anyone would be happy to receive it!!

Vicki said...

This is lovely, Kathy! What a great gift idea!