Friday, September 19, 2014


This week's Just Add Ink challenge is to use this inspiration pic as a jumping-off point for your papercraft project:

I have used my Flower Frenzy Bigz die to create a bloom, to adorn one of Stampin' Up!'s kraft grid journals.  I think this would make a nice little notebook for affirmations, or to record happy thoughts - don't you think we should all take the time to do this?

As you might be able to see from my photo above, I have "sueded" my cardstock, to give it softness and texture.  I die-cut the flower shapes, then used a bone folder to break up the fibres of the card ... it was possible, after working the card from the centre outwards several times, to separate each die-cut piece into two.  The core of the cardstock has a lovely fluffy look and feel!

All of the Stampin' Up! products I used to make this project are detailed below, and can be purchased from my online store (just click on the image/s):
Make sure you visit the Just Add Ink blog, to see what the rest of the Design Team have made using this inspiration pic.


  1. Christine what a lovely idea to have a place where you can record all those lovely things!! The suede effect gives it such a nice look :)

  2. The texture is lovely Christine - so felty! Such a bright and happy cover is just perfect for a "happy" journal. xxx

  3. Such a happy project Christine and a lovely idea too!
    I had to look twice at your flowers, l thought you'd used felt at first..:0) xxx

  4. I LOVE those colors together, the flower is gorgeous! Great idea for a journal too...always good to have a place to reflect on what our blessings are!