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With just over a week left in school this year, Teacher Appreciation gifts have been on my mind. 

While looking through my crafty stash, I found this notebook and some felt scraps. Hmmm, seems like a perfect combination using the Pretty Petals and Vintage Alphabet die sets along with some bright, beautiful baker's twine.


I began by die cutting two sets of alpha's so that I could make my own dimensional sticker alphabet, I simply glued two letters together before adhering them to my notebook. Next time I want to try this same technique using foam to make my own Thickers.

After laying strips of adhesive tape on the notebook flap, I laid rows and rows of Caribbean baker's twine, adding a bit of sparkle! This technique works best for me to trim the baker's twine strands longer than needed and then going back to trim to size for a nice, crisp edge.

To make those darling felt flower die cuts pop even more, I tied a variety of french knots and simply strung Lilac, Solid Maraschino and Solid Mandarin through the holes already in place in the flower designs using this sewing needle technique that never lets me down.



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  1. WOW the twine adds such a sweet touch of gorgeousness to your already beautiful flowers
    Dr Sonia

  2. darling project!!!! i love that font and the solid colors of twine are making me feel all summery!! makes me want to pull out some supplies and do some paper crafting!!!

  3. Great teacher project! This is a project I can use. Thank you.

  4. Just love the lowers and the beautiful colored twinw. Nice work. Thank you so much for sharing you're ideas.

  5. that is such a cute project... your flowers are so adorable :)

  6. Super cute notebook.
    Love the way you
    added the twine
    on the fold over.
    Carla from Utah

  7. fabulous project and gift, Monika!

  8. This is adorable! Thanks-I've been looking for more teacher ideas!!

  9. Great notebook cover. Love the idea of the twine on the flap of the folder. Gives it a little more interest
    the flowers look great with the different types of centers. I'll be using this idea in the future.
    thanks for sharing.

  10. That is just a cute journal, nice use of the twine!!

  11. I love your ideas for this cute notebook!

  12. Oh my gosh that is such an awesome notebook!

  13. Sweet project! Love the felt flowers and the twine trim! Great colors!

  14. This notebook is awesome Monika!!

  15. Love your journal cover! Fun, pretty and creative!

  16. Oooh Monika love it. I'm sure it will be treasured. Hugs.


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