Hello, June 2013! Where has the first half of this year gone? It seems like 2013 just started, and here we are in the sixth month already. It's June 1st and that means it's time for the Papertrey Ink Sr Team challenge. Each month, the team features an older set and gives it new life by bringing you some fresh project ideas. This month we are focusing on Take Note. This set is designed to allow you to create your own custom notepads, notebooks, etc for all sorts of different purposes.
I chose to use the "note to self" label to create some simple notebooks using Papertrey's Notepads. I combined elements from the Take Note set with the new Sketched Shapes set. Take Note is such a classically designed set that you can pair it with a newly released set and it looks brand new again.
I envisioned these notebooks to be something you could toss in your purse. If you're like me you like simple things for that purpose, and for that reason I kept them very simple. I started with a 6 x 8 piece of kraft cardstock and diecut one edge with the Small Scallop border die, aligning the edge of the die with the edge of the cardstock piece. This made it easy to get a straight edge and the resulting cardstock was the perfect size for creating a cover for my notebooks. I then scored two lines down the center, an 1/8" apart to form the "spine". I glued the back of my notepad to the back of the cover, sandwiching a piece of baker's twine between the notepad and cover (secure with a but of liquid glue). I then wrapped a strip of pretty paper around the spine. I set an eyelet in the front cover for the other length of twine so I could tie the two together to keep the notebook tidy. They came together very quickly and you could make a stack of these in a short amount of time.
And of course, this set has lots of great card making potential as well. Here is a card I created combining the same sets as my notebooks - Take Note and Sketched Shapes.
I stamped several of the sentiments from Take Note in various directions, the flipped the stamps upside down and stamped with the backside over top of each sentiment. I stamped off once onto scrap paper before stamping onto my project to create a lighter shade of ink. I then filled in with the triangle border from Sketched Shapes and added the pencil and hand image from Take Note. The birthday sentiment is from Framed Out #1.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this little re-visit of Take Note. If you'd like to see more fresh inspiration using this set, be sure to hop around to the other girls to see what they've created...