Sunday, August 21, 2011

Distressed Metal Notebook

     This is one of the projects that we are making this week at our monthly session at our church. I got 3 of these little notebooks to alter for $1 at the dollar tree this week and thought that they would be fun to cover and decorate. This is the project that i came up with.
       I used an old dictionary page that was falling apart for the background paper. I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink. I don't remember ever stamping on Metal and embossing before so i thought that i'd give this project a shot too. For the leaf I used a Stampin up stamp set called "Wonderful You". The sentiment is from the "Noteworthy" set also from stampin'up. After completing the leaves embossing, i just cut the image out and used it as my "Focal" point in the project.  I added a little raffia to the top and all done.


It's All about Vintage-Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday-#47 Thank you
Everybody Art -#154 Gifts
Creative Craft-Anything but a card
Craft your passion-#71 Anything but a card
Scrapalicious USA-Anything but a card
4 Crafty Chicks-#51 Metal
PaperCrafting Journey-Anything Goes
Simply Create-#50 Distress
Stamp Something-Thank you
Stampin Sisters in Christ-#103 Try something new (Stamping and Embossing on metal)
Outlawz-CAS-Make your own embellishment (leaves)
DYSU-#33 Thank you

Thanks for looking!


  1. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage


  2. This is lovely, love the embossed metal. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  3. Wow! This is very beautiful! xx

  4. It's funny but I've been resisting the urge to go to the Dollar Store and now, I think you've broken my will..LOL. This is beautiful and so very creative and thrifty!
    Great job on this project and it's wonderful for our "Thank You" challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Lisa xx

  5. This is just lovely. Love the embossed metal. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

  6. excellent project
    thanks for joining us over at creative craft challenges

    Sylvia xx

  7. Beautiful Note book. It is a great way to include metal on your project. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  8. This is gorgeous! I love that you've used a page from a dictionary.

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week and don't forget if you have a tip to share with us you'll be in the running for another fab prize! Just add 'Tip' after your name when linking :)

    Carol x

  9. oh i love the paper you have used hun looks fab,thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges and good luck,
    hugs sandra xxx

  10. Very pretty project. The copper leaves are a perfect focal point! Thanks for making time to play in our Thank You challenge at Do You Stack Up? this week. Good luck in the draw!

  11. Gorgeous notebook, Deonna! I want to do notebooks for the ladies in my office for Christmas. This is inspiring!

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  13. Wow! Deonna! The elegance and truly beautiful creation you have here! I've never done any cards with metal! You've really inspired me to try and appreciate you sharing it in our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Hugs and good luck! Hope to see you back again tomorrow!
    Tammy Louise

  14. Thanks for playing the Metal Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

  15. Awesome notebook, thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create.

    xoxo Marjo

  16. that is very beautifull and personal;)
    thank yuo for joining our new vintage challence...

  17. Fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  18. oh just love this,adore vintage and this is gorgeous bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylxxx

  19. WOW, great project! Beautiful and so original! Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU this week!

  20. The distressed dictionary paper and metal stamp make a WOW combination. Love that distressed look!

  21. Hello Deonna - this is fabulous - I love your stamping on metal - it looks fabulous!! We love you playing along with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - we appreciate your support!! {{{Hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  22. Thank you for participating the challenge. Your card is really beautiful, good luck for lottery

  23. This is really fab :)
    Thanks for joining us at It's All About The Vintage.