Today I have a seriously girly project to share with you. The concept took shape when I first saw the new fantastic range of stamps here at ItsyBitsy. The collection is called Little Darling and ItsyBitsy is stocking such adorable designs that I knew I wanted to do a really girly project. I picked up a fun stamp of a girl enjoying a hula hoop and then based my project on that.
I started with colouring the stamp. I decided to go for a pink and blue scheme and consequently that became the theme for my notebook. I chose papers from the DCWV French Country Stack to support my palette. I got this smart fence embellishment from the ItsyBitsy store which I laid on the lower portion of the notebook cover. Then on top I added my coloured stamp cut out on the Victorian Rectangle Die. I added a whole bunch of pink and blue flowers to make it as pretty and girly as could be. Then right at the end I placed a pretty pink bow and topped it with this super sweet photo frame locket charm from ItsyBitsy. It's really cool! You can actually add any picture you like into that charm!
Of course as with most of my gift projects, I end up making a box for it. I don't know how to end this compulsion but at the moment it's become almost uncontrollable. The same fence embellishment was added to the box cover and an ItsyBitsy Gardenia bloom at the top.
I decided to make another girly notebook with the same stamp albeit with a different colour scheme. This time I went for pink and beige so my book has a slight vintage edge in its design. The base paper is all from the DCWV Fabric Paper range so when you touch it, you can actually feel the texture of fabric. The stamp was coloured using the same shades and to embellish it, I used a die cut from the Intricutz Flourish die and a chipboard lasercut as a frame. A bunch of flowers and an organza ribbon bow finished off the book which was now ready for its box.
The box again has the same fabric paper for the lid and I restricted my urge to embellish it heavily. Just an organza bow and an ItsyBitsy Bloom did the trick.
Both my notebooks are punched using the Cinch Binding Tool and bound using the We R Memory Keepers Binding Wire series. The Cinch is so convenient for such projects where you have to punch so many coordinating holes and the binding wire is awesome as it comes in different sizes and colours.
I personally LOVED my girly notebook project. Love the books, the coordinated boxes and of course that fantastic stamp! What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know!