Heartfelt Creations February 2022 Alumni Hop: Dogwoods and Lilacs
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations February 2022 Alumni Blog Hop! Before I share my Dogwoods and Lilacs Notebook Inspiration piece, I’d like to share a little information with you about the hop.
The hop starts here and continues until 11:55PM EST on Monday, February 28th. You will find the complete hop list below. There will be TWO randomly selected winners and each will receive a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate. One winning comment will be randomly selected from a mystery blog and the other winning comment will be randomly selected from the Heartfelt Creations Blog.
The winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook Page on Wednesday, March 2nd. If you are one of the winners, please claim your prize within 72 hours by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Winner of the February 2022 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.
To help us properly identify the winner, please add your first and last name to your comment. Thank you! Now, let’s get our craft on!
Dogwoods and Lilacs Organizer Notebook
There’s a promise of spring in the air here in North Carolina. So I decided to break out my favorite Dogwood stamps and dies. The gorgeous Lush Lilac collection seemed like the perfect pairing for these spring blossoms. I love the way they dress up this 6″ x 8 1/2″ Notebook Cover.
Here’s how to create the notebook cover base:
- First, cut (2) 11″ x 8 1/2″ panels of lavender cardstock. Overlap the 8 1/2″ ends about 1/4″ and adhere together. This will form a long 21 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ panel of paper.
- Score this panel at 6″ and 6 3/4″. Then fold on the 6 3/4″ line and repeat. Then score at 5 3/4″. This will leave you with a 2 1/2″ flap that will become a side pocket.
- Add strength and durability to the folio base with matted plain cardstock. Then dress it up with beautiful papers, handmade flowers and embellishments.
A Peek Inside
Create a slash pocket on the left hand panel of this trifold folio.
Mat 4″ x 6″ images from the Lush Lilac paper pad on folded white cardstock to create pretty little notecards to go in the pocket.
The center panel of the notebook is a great place to add a junior legal pad. The cardboard backing on the pad lends strength to the design. You can even glue a new pad over the original pad when it’s been used up.
The side pocket on the right is a great spot to store postage stamps, addresses, business cards, etc.
TIP: Create a small pocket on the flap. Then tuck in some of the gift tags from the paper collection. This makes it easy to find them and add to a gift.
You can create a little accordion style photo folio by cutting, joining and folding two rows of 4″ x 5″ images together.
These little organizer notebooks make great Mother’s Day gifts, too!
On With the Hop!
Now hop on over and see what the rest of the amazing Alumni Team has prepared to inspire your creativity! Remember to leave a comment on each blog post to be entered into the drawing for the $25 Gift Card. And be sure to comment over on the Heartfelt Creations Blog so you’ll have a chance at winning the 2nd $25 gift card!
Kathy Clement (You are HERE): Kathy by Design
Carole Wright: The Pretty Paper Patisserie
Vicki Dutcher: All I Do Is Stamp
Amarilys Doria: Amarilys’s Scrappy Corner
Candy Slabaugh: Candy’s Creations
Lisa Gregory: What a Beautiful Mess
Monica Edwards: Simply Monica
Alissa Wells: Will Run for Stamps
Oksana Clegg: Everyday Crafting
Heartfelt Creations: Heartfelt Creations Blog
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You will find a linked supply list below this post.
Enjoy the hop!
- Lush Lilac Collection
- Creative Essentials Kit (Lush Lilac stamp, die and 12×12 paper pad)
- Lush Lilac 3-D Shaping Mold
- Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp and Matching Cutting Dies
- Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear Glitter
- Deluxe Flower Shaping Tools
- Sweet Grape Seam Binding
- Charms and Resin Bird Cage from my stash