Shabby Chic Spiral Notebook | Design Team Project & Giveaway
Shabby Chic Spiral Notebook – I used papers and chipboard from my stash; and my cinch binding machine to create this spiral notebook. However, you can easily decorate the cover to any spiral notebook you already have.
To add a touch of elegance to the inside front and back covers, I used Pink Scalloped Trim.
I decided to glue down a piece of craft color card stock on the cover. (approx.. 9×7). The card-stock serves as a strong paper base, where I can glue other items on to. I then added Gold Embroidered Tulle Lace on the edge on one side of the card stock, and a scalloped stretch trim on the other side.
I then took a piece of grey corrugated paper (approx.. 9×6) to lay my design on. I cut two Square Silver Metal Filigrees right down the middle. These served as the corner pieces. To accentuate the metal corners, I used Flatback Pearl Buttons.
I used tags and stickers from my stash on the upper part. To decorate the bottom third of the corrugated paper, I layered several trims. First I glued the gold dangle trim. I then glued the French Script Trim on top of it. I then glued down the Pink Gimp Trim, and right on the edge, I glued down the flat back pearl trim for that finishing touch.
To accentuate the trims, I used a Silver Wrap Filagree with a Rhinestone Cameo on the center. Once I was done decorating the corrugated paper, I adhered it to the cardstock, using double sided tape and scraps of chipboard, for that dimensional effect.
Shabby Chic Altered Clock Tutorial using the Tim Holtz Idea-ology clock. Hello! and welcome to my blog! In this post I share with you how I altered this beautiful shabby chic clock using items from Shabby is Chic Boutique. I’m so super excited, as this is the first mixed-media project that I’ve done in a while, and it turned out super fabulous if I should say so myself! And I have!
How To: The first Step in this Shabby Chic Altered Clock Tutorial is an obvious one, you take the clock apart. Then apply gesso on the clock surface you’ll be working with (the inside and out). Allow the gesso to dry and apply a second coat.
Next you will tear some strips of scrapbook paper (the thinner the sheet the better), you may also use napkins if you wish. Decoupage the torn strips on the clock. Pressing firmly with your brush, ensuring there are no air bubbles left. For this altered clock, I chose to apply the strips sparingly, as I wanted to paint some of the surface. I painted areas with a light green chalk paint, and I painted the inside of the clock as well.
Once the paint was dry, I applied some white gesso sparingly on both the painted outside area, and on the decoupaged area. Once this was dry, I sprayed several shades of glimmer mist to add some sparkle to the clock.
For the back (lid) portion of the clock, I took 2 pieces of 6×6 scrapbook paper, traced around the lid, and cut two circles. On the circle that was to go on top, I cut a slit almost to the center, then took the edges and rolled them with a pencil. I also distressed the edges of the circle.
I then glued the first circle down (on the part that I had applied gesso to earlier), then I glued the distressed (rolled edges) circle on top of it. I continued to cut small strips of paper and glued them on the lid. My last layer was a strip of Cream Crochet Trim.
I then used glossy accents to adhere the Silver Wrap Filigree on top of the trip. I also used glossy accents to adhere the flat back pearl button on top of the metal embellishment. I applied several Mini Foam Roses and Pink Teardrop Sprays along the side, and topped it off with some paper butterflies. I popped the lid back on the clock and began embellishing the outside.
For the outside embellishments, I begin with Cream Crochet Trim, then applied the Brown Tassel Trim on the top. I then applied the flat-back pearl trim along the clock frame. I also embellish the bell portions of the clock with trims and flat back pearls. I used seam-binding to make a bow and adhered it to the side. I continued adding Mini Foam Roses, paper punched butterflies, metal embellishment, and used a Rhinestone Cameo to dress up the Rose Gold Metal Bow.
I also have a video tutorial for this clock. Subscribe to my YouTube channel, if you enjoy crafty videos! Let me know, in the comments section below, if this Shabby Chic Altered Clock Tutorial was helpful to you and what other projects you would like to see in my blog and in my youtube channel.
*Since the making of this tutorial, Shabby is Chic Boutique is no longer in business. However, you can find many of the items mentioned in this tutorial at KS4U.*
Card Ideas using the Heartfelt Creations Burst of Splendor collection. The paper was cut to 4×6 and mounted on card-stock, with double sided tape. I inked around the edges with a generic brown ink before I adhered the paper to the card stock.
For the card-stock, I cut a piece of 4×12, and scored it right down the middle. I used the Heartfelt Creations Berry Blossoms Stamps and Dies for the flowers. To color the flowers I used a combination of coloring pencils and distress ink. I added sticker bling dots to the middle of each flower.
To add dimension to the card, I added the blossoms on top of the flower drawings on the paper. To add interest to the lower portion of the card, I attached a strip of washi with double sided tape. I then used Spellbinders Die 3Templates DOM-002 on black card stock for the flourishes you find underneath the frame.
To make the frame I used paper from Heartfelt Creations Burst of Splendor and Spellbinders Die Swirl Delight S2-142. I then used a sentiment tag from the Heartfelt Creations Antiquity Collection, mounted it on black card stock and used double sided tape to attach it to the frame. The frame is then attached to the card with foam dots for added dimension.
I then added one double petal embellished at the center flower (also made with the Heartfelt Creations Berry Blossoms Stamps and Dies) for that finishing touch.
I hope this Easy Card DIY has inspired you to make one of your very own. Please leave me a comment in the area below. And if you’re into making YouTube videos and show your cards that were inspired by this tutorial, please tag me in your video. I would LOVE to see what you come up with! Until next time!