Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Inspired By Stamping: Summer Mini Album/Notebook

Hi, all!  I'm here today with a fun project using some wonderfully summery stamps from the Inspired By Stamping online store.  I decided that the one thing that most summers have in common is VACATION!  So, I decided to make decorate a notebook cover, but this notebook could also become a mini album very easily, as well!  Come and take a peek...

The first step for me was to stamp the island image from the Tropical Paradise stamp set.  I watercolored portions of the image.  I also added some Wink of Stella to the water for added shine.  I then added a sentiment from the Summer Fun stamp set and a few enamel dots for more color.

I then stamped the umbrella image from the Summer Fun stamp set onto some yellow polka dotted patterned paper and fussy cut it out.  This step would be easier if you had the Summer Fun cut files.  This was added to the panel with dimensional foam to add a bit of interest.

All that I had to do to finish this project was layer the panel onto the notebook!  I added a mat of pink glitter paper for more shine and color.  I think this turned out super fun!  The pages of the notebook are a bright blue, perfect for adding notes as you are on vacay, or for adding some photos, either way!  What do you think?  I'd love to hear in the comments below!

THANK YOU so much for stopping by, friends!  I hope you take some time to get crafty today, and that you grab these goodies from the Inspired By Stamping online store, too!  Don't forget to join our challenge and take a peek at the other creations today, too!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Lisa Elton said...

I want to go there, right there under that cute polka dot beach umbrella!! This is fun Mynn!

KarinsArtScrap said...

What a sunny card Mynn I want to lei on that beach.
it's beautiful

Gr Karin

Pia S said...

Everything about this represents what I think of when hearing vacation. Reminds me, just one month left and I'll enjoy two weeks of sun in Greece! Super design, Mynnette!

jasann said...

What a lovely summery scene, makes you want to have a swim!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, boy, what would I give to be lying under that umbrella now, Mynn!!! Super fun little project - love your cute summer scene and the bright pink frame on the black. Clever to stamp the umbrella on the polka dot paper - looks great!!! Love it, Mynn!!!
Have a great day!!

Fabiola said...

Super joli et tellement sympa Mynnette, biz