Altered Notepads by Alison Hall


Hello Everyone! I've been making use of one of my many Gelli Plate prints, to alter a couple of plain notepads. They made perfect Mother's Day presents, but would equally work as a birthday present for a friend!

Here's what I used...

Ink Blending Foam 
Red Buttons (2)


Here's what I did...

1. I cut two pieces of printed paper to fit the front of the notepads, then stamped the designs on them using the black pigment ink. I embossed the images with detail clear embossing powder.

2. I inked the edges of my designs using blending foam and the black Archival ink, then glued them to the notepad covers with Glossy Accents.

3. To finish, I used the Glossy Accents to glue on a couple of red buttons.

So, a very simple way to liven up a couple of plain notepads! I also glued some magnetic discs to the backs, so they could be kept on a fridge, and used as shopping lists.

Have a creative day! 

Alison x

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  1. Lovely notebooks, that pop of red really sets them off, and I do love those stamps

  2. They turned out beautifully. I, too, am loving the little pop of red. What a great way to liven up a fairly everyday item. Lx

  3. Perfection and such a great use for the mountain of Gelli prints too ;)
    Donna xxx

  4. Great idea and what a wonderful gift it would be too!! These are really fun Alison! j

  5. These are gorgeous Alison and a really lovely idea for gifts too.
    Thanks for sharing xx

  6. Love these Alison, great use of the plate. Fab idea xxx


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