‘Everyone has a story’ – A little travel note book

Natalie EllisBlog

My attention span and memory are absolutely useless and (if you are anything like me), there is a need to keep some sort of record for the brain spill lol! I always like to jot things down if I’m out and about. Whether it’s an creative idea or a list (or a list of a list, lol), this little note book I made, is just perfect for my needs.

The stamps and stencils I used to create the cover are from ‘Craftascope‘. The stamp sets I used were; ATC Antics and Media Stamp Set Profile. Also, the ‘Fun Retro’ stencil was used.

The front and back cover was made from mount board with a square die. Using the same die, I also cut the pages out of kraft card. You can make as many pages as you like. All you need is a longer piece of string to bind.

To start, I glued some grey, leather-look paper onto the front and back cover. Once dry, I cut the paper down with a craft knife and sanded the edges for a shabby look.

On the front cover, I layered up the background with the bubble wrap texture stamp from ‘ATC Antics’ and used the stencil (Retro Fun) to create an embossed focal point for when I placed the face.

I brought the background together with white gesso: just dry-brushed the edges and random places, to merge all the separate elements together.

The face was really quick to do. I stamped the face onto white card and cut out. I decided that I wanted a bit of quirkiness, so I glued down the top half of the face and trimmed.

I love a good sentiment, so I chose the ‘Everyone has a story’ stamp. It’s a perfect one for a travel note book and is in a great font too!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope I have given you a bit of inspiration to create your own little note book.

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Craftascope Design Team members:

Nick Roberts (owner and designer of Craftascope): ‘Craftascope’ shop – etsy.com/shop/craftascope Blog – nickinbarnsley.blogspot.com

Katrina Bufton: Instagram – @katrinabufton Blog – corniskat.blogspot.com

Bryan Evans: Blog – geezercrafter.blogspot.com

Cheryl Wall: Blog – chez101craftywaftydoodah.blogspot.com

Jane Royston: Instagram – @janeroystoniow Blog – isleofcraftycreations.blogspot.com

Nicola Clegg – facebook.com/nicola.clegg.334

Brand new team members:

Irina Chebotareva: Blog – 1rache.blogspot.com Instagram – @ira.cheb

Alison Markham: facebook.com/alison.markham.9

Ann Booth: Instagram – @abooth1970

Brian Newbiggin: facebook.com/brian.newbiggin

Elaine Mellor: Instagram – @elwainers

Magda Ruta: Blog – scrapdesign-handmade.blogspot.com

Terri Gifford

Sue Davies: Blog – suetheiron.blogspot.com Instagram – @suetheiron