February 27, 2013

Road Trip

I am thrilled to announce that during the next several weeks I will be sprinkling in posts of projects that I created as a 2012 AIR designer for Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko.  It was an exciting adventure working with them, their talented group of co-artists and their amazing and colorful products!  

Today's project is a notebook designed to be a small journal to capture memories.

Road Trip

Inside there are lots of pages to affix photos/memorabilia or to write notes.  


If you are interested in assembling one of your own or would like to see how a certain segment was made, the detailed instructions along with a supply list have been provided below for your reference.


Cut a 3 ½ x 8 7/8 inch piece of pink cardstock and score two vertical lines along the horizontal edge at 4 3/8 and 4 ½.  Fold on the creases to create a 3 ½ x 4 3/8 card with a 1/8-inch top fold.

Stamp San Francisco on the top half with Toffee Crunch Memento.  Using jumbo sponge daubers, highlight the edges with Peanut Brittle and Vintage Sepia VersaFine inks.

Cut a 2 ¼ x 3 ½ inch piece of orange cardstock and stamp with New York in Toffee Crunch Memento.  Using sponge daubers, highlight the edges with Peanut Brittle and Vintage Sepia VersaFine inks.  Attach to bottom half of the prepared base with dimensional foam.

Add small dots around the perimeter of the design with a Tuxedo Black Memento marker.

Stamp the letters (Robust Lowercase) on white cardstock with Toffee VersaFine.  Add subtle highlights with a sponge dauber and Love Letter Memento. 

Stamp San Francisco and New York over the letters in Tuxedo Black Memento.  Trim the letters and pounce with Vintage Sepia VersaFine.  Sprinkle each letter with embossing powder, tap off excess and heat set.

Adhere the letters to the front of the notepad with dimensional foam.

Car Embellishment:

Stamp the car (Hello Gorgeous) with Onyx Black VersaFine on white cardstock and heat emboss with clear powder.  Trim the image and color the windshield, driver and wheels with Memento markers.  Set aside.

Apply Turquoise Gem VersaMagic to white cardstock with a jumbo sponge dauber.  Stamp the car over the ink with Onyx Black VersaFine and heat emboss with clear powder.  Trim the body of the car eliminating the windshield, driver and wheels.

With dimensional foam, elevate the trimmed inked design over the full image.  Attach the dimensional element to the front of the notepad with additional dimensional foam.


For a sturdy base for the notepaper, cut a 3 ¼ x 4 ¼ inch piece of cardboard and using the fastener as a template, lightly trace the holes with a pencil.  Create the holes with a hole punch. 

Cut 24 pieces of copy paper to measure 3 ¼ x 4 ¼.  Using the cardboard base created in the previous step as a template, mark the hole placement with a pencil on the copy paper rectangles and punch the holes.

Thread the cardboard base onto the prong fastener, then the notepaper and finish with the top portion of the fastener.  Secure the fastener arms.

Apply heavy-duty, double-sided adhesive tape to the back of the notepad and adhere inside the cover.

Thank you for "zooming" by today in your cyber car and sharing a bit of your day with me!


Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Rose Garden 14-001, Summer Sun 17-002
ImagineCrafts/Tsukineko:  Toffee VersaFine (VF-052), Vintage Sepia VersaFine (VF-054), Onyx Black VersaFine (VF-082), Turquoise Gem VersaMagic (VG-015), Love Letter Memento (ME-302), Peanut Brittle Memento (ME-802), Toffee Crunch (ME-805), Tuxedo Black Memento (ME-900), Memento Markers: Cantaloupe (PM-103), Angel Pink (PM-404), Lilac Posies (PM-501), Summer Sky (PM-604), Desert Sand (PM-804), Tuxedo Black (PM-900), London Fog (PM-901), Sponge Daubers (ST-DAB-003), Jumbo Sponge Daubers (ST-PKG-002)
Clear Embossing Powder (EB-000-005)
Other: Dimensional Foam Tape, Heavy-duty, Double-sided Adhesive Tape, Cardboard, Copy Paper, Hole Punch, Prong Fasteners

For questions and/or comments, please feel free to e-mail me at:  elizabeth.a.allan@gmail.com