Monday, January 3, 2022

A PLACE TO START - CHALLENGE #202201- JANUARY 2022: ANYTHING GOES

Happy New Year, Crafty Peeps!
The theme  at A Place To Start is "Anything Goes."  
We are delighted to have Mirtillamente as our sponsor this month.  I love Eve's images and I look forward to being able to use them on cards when I am able to color again.
"Country Home"
I used two papers from this collection to create this "Fauxbonichi" weekly agenda.  I am making a lot of these little guys to give as gifts. The Mirtillamente papers are just perfect! 

The process: I started by creating the signatures for my agenda.  At the end of this post, I will place the links to the Sea Lemon Tutorials I followed to learn bookbinding.
    
Normally, I use lightweight chipboard as my foundation and I cover that with cardstock or fabric. For this project,  I wanted the agenda to fit into the clear Hobonichi cover. This would work only if I used a material that was thinner and more pliable than the chipboard.  
   
I finally settled on heavy, textured cardstock.  Once the glue was applied, I did experience a little curling but I smoothed it out with my bone folder and then placed it beneath two heavy books.
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Almost immediately, I knew that the red plaid paper would be the perfect complement to the owl print.  I wanted to use Eve's designs throughout the agenda, so I opened the design up in Silhouette Studio® and traced and detached two of the owl images.   I enlarged them to the size needed and then cut them out on my cameo 4.  I used printable vinyl for the bookmark and page marker pockets, and small stickers.
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When the cover was finished, I felt that it needed a bit more contrast, so I added the strip of black dotted ribbon and that just elevated the design.  I used that same ribbon on the paperclip.  I was also super pleased that the pen loop on the plastic cover was large enough to hold my very favorite Kikki K® and Cross® pens!  I have to make another agenda just like this one, cuz I'm keeping this one for myself! 😃
Stuff I Used:
Sea Lemon Bookbinding 
Hobonichi Weeks Inserts

23 comments:

  1. Another so very beautiful project. Love the papers and that you took those owls and used them just perfectly. Love it.
    Faith x

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    1. Hi, Faith,
      Thanks, so much! I love those Owl images, I am working on paper clips!

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  2. Wow awesome agenda, I love it. Those papers are perfect for it. I love how you've played with the owl images, they're super cute. María, xx

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    1. Thanks, Maria! I really am having fun with these papers.

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  3. Beautiful blog. Happy new year ��

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  4. Lovely little book. I really like the colours. Happy New Year.

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  5. Another stunning creation. Love the bookmark you created. Hugs Anesha

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  6. OMG! I love it! Thanks dear *.*

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    1. Thanks, Evelin, and thanks for the generous sponsorship!

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  7. Lovely agenda book, great use of our sponsor's beautiful digital papers. So many beautiful details. Judy DT

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  8. Gorgeous, love your creations and idea. I agree papers are perfect. Vesna

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  9. Happy New Year, love those papers and the beautiful journal cover, hugs, Lori m

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  10. Oooo, love this agenda, Chana! The combination of digital papers look amazing together. So cute!

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  11. I don't blame you, I'd keep this agenda for myself, too!!! Awesome project! Yep, gotta admit I'm old school, as well; give me a paper agenda any day!

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  12. What a great little planner book! I love those great papers and the pages are as cute as can be! Fun project, I'd keep it for myself too :)

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  13. Chana, you are ALWAYS mesmerizing me with your pretty masterpieces. LOVE LOVE LOVE the country feel of this fun project. Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday! hugs, de

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Chana