Monday, April 23, 2018

My Other Creations: Scrap Tag Notebooks

Flower Power is this week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  A few months ago, I enjoyed making some scrap tag notebooks so much that I decided to make some more.  Can you spot Tim Holtz's wildflower shapes in the background?
I started by cutting six tags of various sizes out of Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  I used my favorite go-to tag die set: the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tag Collection.  I folded each tag in half using a scoring board and glued on some patterned paper scraps.  The reason I made a fold line was so that I could see what the cover area would end up being when they were folded in half.

Next I added white paint through stencils for some background texture.

I smeared on various colors of acrylic paint and also added some stamping once the paint dried.

I toned it down with white paint.  I stenciled more white dots on top of the paint with Altenew's Halftone stencil and smeared some more white paint onto different areas.

Next I cut die shapes to use on the covers.  I cut lots of circles and loops and some flowers and outlined the flowers with a black pen.

Here are close-up's of some of the flower elements in place:

I sewed scrap paper inside of each tag using a sewing machine.  I added some words to the front as well as some stamped scraps. I edged out my notebook covers with black paint and black oil pastel crayons smeared a bit.  A paper clip keeps each one closed up nicely.



Here are some supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:


Be sure to upload your flower power projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.

15 comments:

  1. Fabulous notebooks Andrea :-) the colours and textures are fabulous and I love the die cut details, beautiful! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Oh, more notebooks! I wonder what you do with all of them and how is their life after, do you use them in practice or just collect? I love the colors as always and the white circles are really cool! Hugs, Marzena

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  3. GORGEOUS Mixed Media tag books, Andrea! Love the layers of texture and the bright and happy colors :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  4. Colorful notebooks !!! I love so much all your notebooks but I adore the little ones of them! their dimensions are absolutely fantastic, a small pieces of mixed media art!

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  5. Stunning, i love your colorcombinations!

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  6. Andrea, what a delightful collection of tiny books/notebooks! Love the bright colors, and how you used the wildflower die with book paper. Somehow, you always get some words in, LOL! Maura

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  7. Thanks for the inspiration. These little books are gorgeous.

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  8. These are all very cool Andrea.

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  9. I really like how you used the tags to make your notebooks and I laughed when I saw the one that said "I've scissors". Beware strong women with scissors because you never know what they might create.

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  10. I just adore how you can turn humble scrap tags into mini masterpieces of gorgeous art, hugs kath xxx

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  11. Another super project and I love how you've turned those scraps that most people would throw away into these wonderful works of art...you are so clever Andrea! <3

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  12. Love these fantastic tag notebooks! Andrea. The colors and texture you design on this project are amazing! :)

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  13. Gorgeous, Andrea! You're amazing in making stunning notebooks! These are amazing, so colorful and lots of texture and interest! Hugs, Sandra

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  14. you are the queen of mni books Andrea!! love them all!

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