Thursday, January 26, 2012

Altered Notebook

Hi Everyone!

I'm taking a little break from my usual card making.

I've had an idea brewing in my head for a few days so I decided to just try it.

I made a notebook!
Not just any notebook though...
I've had some Ranger Studio Sticky Back Canvas for awhile.  I've been hoarding it trying to come up with just the right project.

Once I got my Imagine I wanted to use the print function to print out a fun background on the canvas (don't try to cut the canvas with the Cricut- it won't work!).  I used the Hopscotch Cartridge for all 3  pieces of canvas (which are stuck to a piece of chipboard).
I stamped a Pink By Design sentiment (from the Jan. Stamp of the Month Club), used the Cinch to bind it together, and finished it off with some 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon.

Here's a close up (and if you click the image it will get even larger) so you can see the texture of the canvas.

Linking up to:
A Bowl Full of Lemons- Tuesday Link Up
Cooking With Cricut- Yellow and Polka Dots


  1. Abolutely stunning! I so super love that texture the canvas gives it. The Imagine did awesome on it, too. Wow. I love this.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  2. Julie....well brewed darling! The canvas is so pretty with that design! Gorgeous work!

  3. Ok this had got to be the coolest notebook! I love the canvas and love the image you used to print it onto!
    FABULOUS sentiment also!!
    TFS :)

  4. Wonderful! I love the pattern, and the sentiment is super! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CWC this week. :)


  5. Oh my gosh, this is so awesome, Julie!! I love love the designs on the canvas!! I didn't think I really needed an Imagine...but seeing this fabulous project makes me want one now!! Gorgeous notebook!! :)


  6. Super cute notebook! Love the ribbon!

  7. This is darling Julie!!! I just love this cute notebook:) I need to get my bind it all out and create some of these sweet notebooks. Your ribbon looks awesome!
    Sherrie K

  8. Julie,
    this is so wonderful. I just love the way you created the canvas using the Imagine. Great colors and a wonderful sentiment. I really like the way you tied the ribbon on the binding.

  9. Such a great notebook:) The colors are awesome!!! You did an amazing job. TFS and thanks for playing with us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

  10. Looks great! The ribbon ties it together nicely. Hope you will stop by and see my stick pin pictorial.

    Carson's Creations

  11. This turned out beautifully. I love altered notebooks - so much fun. Thanks for sharing at CWC.

  12. Julie, this turned out great. The Imagine did an awesome job on the Canvas...good idea. I have cut regular fabric with the Expression, I backed it with a heat and bond type backing. Wonder if that would work for canvas????
    I recently purchased a Bind-it-all and will have to use it now. Great inspiration...thanks.
    Dee B

  13. Great project and take on challenge! Thanks for linking with CWC- Holly CWC- DT

  14. This is a really beautiful project- the paper you used is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Cooking with Cricut this week!
    Heather P

  15. Love that you printed on canvas! I have been hoarding some of this stuff too, and now I need to get it out and use it! Thanks for the inspiration and sharing your fabulous journal!

  16. What a wonderful book. Need to check into this canvas myself. TFS

  17. Fabulous idea- I love how it turned out!! Good to know about not cutting it though!!

  18. Hi Julie, what a delightful notebook. You did an excellent job. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  19. This is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at CWC this week!!

  20. What a great idea! This looks great!

    Thanks for sharing!
    -Kemma, CookingWithCricut Design Team