Toilet Paper Roll Book ~Lessons in Life from Dr. Seuss~ [Cover]

This is the cover, ironically it was the last thing I made.

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For my first layer, the 9cm x 6.5cm piece of white cardstock, I used the Manuscript Background stamp (by Artemio), stamped with Pearlescent Lavender ink (by Brilliance), and distressed with Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves distress ink.

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Then I stamped the Music Background stamp from the same stamp set, directly with Seedless Preserves distress ink on a piece of brown paper. You can get this brown paper form the most varied places. When I receive a package with it, and I always do on my Stampin’ Up! orders, I iron it and save it for craft projects, or to stamp and make wrap paper 😉  I really like the look of the tore paper.

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I kept the same colours for my title.

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For the first insert page, I used one of my personal stamp and the flowers from the swirls4words (by The Stamps of Life). For the reverse I left a blank page… Perhaps for a personal and handwritten note.

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Reverse side of the cover.

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Here I started with one of the backgrounds from the backgrounds2build (by The Stamps of Life), stamped with Scattered Straw distress ink.

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Using another stamp from the same set, I stamped the dots with Tea Dye distress ink.

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I used some of the stamps from the Joy Ride stamp set (by Hero Arts) with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain distress ink, inking the edges with the Walnut Stain.

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To attach the heart toggle clasp, I used the 1/8 (3.2mm) circle punch, then I secured the heart with some Baker’s twine, that I glued to a piece of cardstock  punched out with the 1/2″ Circle Punch, with glue dots, adding some liquid glue on top of the twine to make sure it wouldn’t come off. After allowing the glue to dry I adjusted the length of the string with some knots, and a brad to make it shorter and hold it in place.

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In Love & Gratitude,
Denise, xx


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