Create a Beautiful Kraft Paper Notebook with Walnut Inks

Create a Beautiful Kraft Notebook with Walnut Inks

By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Beyond staining paper with Walnut inks, use them to stamp with foam stamps and as a drawing medium with the Fantastix brush tips for free hand designs on kraft wrapping paper. Seal the result and make the paper resistant with a layer of Creative MEDIUM.  Celebrate the new year and create some awesome goals.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 ½ hour

Directions


Step 1

Cut 4x6in pieces of the carton paper and 5x7in of the kraft paper. 4 of each to make 2 notepads.

Step 2

Pour some Walnut Ink Lilac Posies on the craft mat and press the foam leaf stamp on it and stamp in a scattered pattern on the kraft paper. Try not to over soak the foam. (If you don’t have a leaf stamp, cut a simple, almond like, leaf shape from a piece of foam).

Step 3

Continue with smaller size leaves using the Cherry Blossom and Willow Walnut inks. Make two kraft paper pieces as above.

Step 4

Dip three Fantastix brush tips in the Walnut Inks colors above and draw brunches with the Willow one.

Step 5

Add flowers (small dots can work to decorate) with the Cherry Bloom and the Lilac Posies. Make two of the kraft paper pieces as above.

Step 6

Decorate the leaves with the MEMENTO dual tips markers.

Step 7

Add the number 21 using the number stencil and the MEMENTO dual tips markers.

Step 8

Cover the kraft papers with a long palette knife and Creative MEDIUM Shimmer and let them dry.

Step 9

Place Tear It Tape on the carton pieces and set in the middle the kraft papers. (½ in should be left on every side).

Step 10

Add Tear It Tape to the edge of the ½ in kraft paper, cut the corners and fold to secure on the back of the carton paper. This step creates the book cover. Repeat process with the rest pieces.

Step 11

Cut 3 ¾ x 5 ¾ in pieces of kraft paper, place Tear It Tape and set to the back (inner) side of the book covers.

Step 12

Cut blank pages in 3 ¾ x 5 ¾ in size. Use a book binding machine or book binding tools to bind the notepads. Alternate punch holes with hole punch tool and add book binding rings to hold the pages.

Art Supplies

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Other

  • Kraft wrapping paper
  • Carton paper
  • Foam stamps (or foam sheet)
  • Blank A4 pages
  • Numbers stencil
  • Book binding machine and wires (or hole punch tool)

How To Create A Happy New Year Card

by Annie Collins

Hello Crafty Friends! Annie here with a simple New Year’s card. Make this fun card with easy embossing and the use of the Kaleidacolor Ink pad to bring this card to life.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

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Other
  • Maker’s Movement – Sarcastic New Year Stamp Set
  • Trinity Stamps Embellishments – Crystal Gems
  • Rinea Foil Paper – Starstruck Silver
  • Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock – White
  • Recollections Brand 65# Cardstock – Light Gray

How To Make Your Own DIY Thank You Card

by LeeAnn McKinney

LeeAnn here with my last video of 2020. This year sure did go by fast, however, I am so ready for 2021 to begin, what about you?

For my final cardmaking project, I am bringing you a fun and gorgeous Gold Thank You card on black paper.  I love creating and crafting with embossing powders, so I did a lot of it with this one. Here you will see a silver and gold theme expressing, “Thanks for everything you do!”

Art Supplies

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Other Products Used:

  • Recollections 110lb Cardstock White and Black
  • Picket Fence Studios Background Stamp
  • Create And Inkspire Thanksgiving Stamp

5-minute Card – Stunning One-layer Denim & Copper Card for Guys

thanks card for guys

by Nicole Watt 

Whether a coworker, family member, or friend, guys need to know they’re appreciated too! Whip up this amazing one-layer thank you card inspired by your favorite denim jeans. Ink blending and simple stenciling with Tsukineko inks make this a breeze!

Skill: Intermediate to Advanced
Time: 5 minutes

Directions

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How to Create a Joyful Poinsettia Holiday Card

by Annie Collins

Hello Crafty Friends! Annie here with a clean and simple Joyful Poinsettia Holiday card using die cuts, embossing powders, and inks. I really love how the sparkle in Mboss Lucky Stars creates an extra shine in this card design.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 15 minutes

Directions

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Learn How to Make a Butterfly Thank You Card

Hello Crafty Friends! Annie Collins here with a quick and easy stenciled butterfly thank you card. See how I make two different versions of the same card design by a simple color change from pink to blue. 

Skill: Intermediate 
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

Art Supplies

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Other

  • Mroowvibes – Thank You Stamp and Die
  • Glossy Cardstock
  • Strathmore Cold – Press Watercolor Cardstock
  • Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock – White
  • Recollections Brand Mandala Stencil
  • Michelle’s Sparkling Creations: Jewels – Fuchsia, Pink and Teal