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June 28, 2011

A Little Love Notebook

Hi ya everyone!  This is Melissa from MelissaMade and I'm sharing a little notebook tutorial using the YUDU cardshop that I received from The Cricut Couple  as blog candy giveaway!!  I was so excited with this win that I had to share a project with you all!  Thank you to my friend Pam for letting me teach and learn with you today!  First, I started with some Tan Havane Yudu Ink and a number of papers from the DCWV Linen Stack.
I chose the LOVE screen from Provo Craft for this project and placed the screen in the top of the machine.
Next I adhered a turquoise paper (5x7) from the above photo.  The color is a bit washed out but it is turquoise.
Next I placed a strip of the tan ink along the top.
I do not flood fill my machine first as the directions say - I've noticed that when I do I get overflow.  So I do a swipe down and then a swipe up and take a look.
UH OH!!!  I didn't like the light tan on my paper - it did not show up well - so I changed my mind and opted for this chocolate ink.  I removed my old paper and placed a fresh sheet in.  Without cleaning the screen I added the chocolate and repeated the above process.
I also decided to swap out the tan paper for a nice rich chocolate paper.  I then cut the square down to a 4.75 x 4.75 sheet.  My notebook will be a 6x6 book.  I cut two chocolate pieces at this size and also cut two pieces of thin cardboard (cereal box) at this size.
I then layered the chocolate paper on top of the cardboard and left my paper to dry.
Next I chose a cute stamp from The Greeting Farm that my sweet hubby got me for my birthday - this is Flirty Anya and she can be found HERE.
I stamped her in Memento Ink as I can use this with my Copics on Express It cardstock .
Next, I used the following Copics to bring her to life!
Isn't she just the cutest?? I love her little smiley face!  I also added a bit of pink to give a little pop of color to the notebook that is predominantly turquoise and brown.
Since I liked the pop of pink in Anya, I decided to add a very thin layer of bright pink to the back of my Love paper.  I then layered each paper and placed Anya close to my YUDU'd piece of paper!
I cut a number of pink and white sheets of paper at 6x6 to fill the inside for a writing tablet and used the cinch to bind my notebook together.
This was a simple project - adding embellishments and small touches would add more interest.  However, I chose not to as this will be in and out of my daughter's schoolbag and would likely rip the paper.  I also thought that this might make an adorable mini album!
Thanks for stopping by today I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.  For more fun projects head over to MelissaMade!  Don't forget to leave a comment - I just love them and please feel free to ask questions too!


5 comments :

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Melissa this is a beautiful little book, and wonderful tutorial. Love the design you chose and the colors are just perfect. TFS

Pam said...

Love the book and Anya and what a great tutorial to using the youdu cardworkshop. TFS

Audrey Frelx said...

Melissa, like I said on your blog I'm now seriously eyeing my Yudo Cardmaker and thinking of some project I can use it for -- your journal is wonderful!!! So darn cute!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Beautiful little book!!! I just have to try silk screen one day.

RockinRenee said...

Great project. Your coloring is AMAZING!

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