Monday, May 27, 2019

My Other Creations: Matchbook Notebooks using The Stamp Market's Vintage Slides Die

"Frame It" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme.  It seemed like the perfect opportunity to whip out a new set of dies I've been excited to try: The Stamp Market's Vintage Slides dies.  I used them on the front covers of these little matchbook notebooks.

I started by cutting out seven matchbooks using Tim Holtz patterned paper and the Tim Holtz Matchbook die.  I also cut out seven "frames" using The Stamp Market's Vintage Slides die.  I cut the frames out of Strathmore Mixed Media paper.

I stamped images onto my slide frames using a bunch of different Inky Antics stamp sets and Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink.

I sewed my slide frames to my matchbook notebooks and smeared on some acrylic paint.

While that paint dried, I cut out several strips of patterned paper and sewed them to a piece of scrap text paper I had.  Then I added some more paint to blend the patterned paper into one giant collage.

I cut up my collage page and attached bits and pieces of it to my books.

I cut pages out of scrap paper and sewed them inside of my notebooks, then I added sentiment words to the front of some of the books.  All of the sentiments came from Inky Antics stamp sets.  I added some Tim Holtz flowers on here and there and bound each notebook closed with rubber bands.

Here's a view from the top when one is open:

I love books and notebooks of all shapes and sizes and had fun making this set!

Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

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  1. Oh my goodness how gorgeous are these!! the little matchbooks are so cute! I love the colours and details, absolutely fabulous! :-)

    hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  2. You my friend are brilliant! I love these tiny notebooks and all the detail you poured into them, Andrea! That slide die is wonderful, and I love the funky stitching and mix of papers and colors, just awesome! hugs, Maura

  3. Stunning pieces of art! I am swooning with inspiration! Thank you for posting! Would love to take some online classes with you!

  4. Ooooo so much goodness in such a tiny package!!! Much inspiration, going to try some of your great ideas!

  5. These are an absolute delight - the stitched masterboard is fabulous just by itself, but then with the slide frames and the vintage papers and the stamping - it all just makes me happy!
    Alison x

  6. Those slide frames are a perfect way to highlight snippets of your images. And your sentiments are, of course, the best. :-)