Thursday, October 22, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge

I'm so excited that I actually have time to play this time around.   I need to make a going away gift for a coworker.  She is a contractor and is heading home tomorrow.  I thought one of the new PTI notepads would make a nice gift.

I also read through Betsy Veldman's interview on Papercraft Connection.  One of the blogs that inspired her was Print & Pattern  I looked out there today and found the most amazing fabric - its the first towel ... with the butterflies.

So combining my new inspiration spot with one of my fave inspiration spots, I came up with this

I used Nichole Heady's free download template for the notepad cover.  I changed the color scheme from the towel to match Dawn's color challenge.

The butterfly is cut & then embossed using the set I found at Sam's Club Online (best Sam's Club purchase ever - except maybe my Nikon!)  I used raspberry fizz bitty box paper, and then lightly sanded the embossing to make it stand out even more.  I lined the body with clear rhinestones colored with my RV17 Copic.

 The swirls are from Fancy Flourishes.  The sentiment and rectangle border are from Take Note.  I also added a row of rhinestones at the top.  These were colored with Copic E59.

For the closure I used pop dots and vintage chocolate buttons on the front and back.  I twisted some twine around them loosely enough to get it off easily, but tight enough to hold it.

Inside I stamped tiny Polka Dots in vintage cream and lined the pocket with more bitty box paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

{Altered Notepad supplies - PTI unless noted}
Stamps: Take Note, Fancy Flourishes, Polka Dot Basics
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green (SU!),  Vintage Cream
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream, Bitty Box patterned, Paper Basics note pad
Tools: Butterfly diecut/emboss, Copics - E59, RV17
Embellies: Rhinestones, vintage buttons, chocolate grosgrain ribbon (SU!)


  1. Great job!! I love it! The closure is really neat :)

  2. Really cute! Love the button closure!

  3. Beautiful!! Love that butterfly!

  4. Great job with the notepad cover! FAB! Love the swirls and the butterfly!

  5. oohhh...i love this. i ordered those notepads too but haven't had the time to create with them yet.

  6. Great job with the notepad!! I bet your coworker will love it!

  7. very nice job. love these little note pads

  8. Great job! It's very pretty. I love these little notebooks from PTI! Great job. Thanks for sharing!