Hello crafty friends. It’s Kristine again and today I want to share a fun and quick project I made with my Prima Magic Love 12x12 papers. I recently bought a laser cutter and decided to try it out for making a book cover. Seeing the mini cover cut out, I got inspired to create a “Love Notes” book with the Magic Love collection.
Preparing the Notebook Using Prima Magic Love
Once my book covers are cut, I will paint the edges with light pink paint. Then, I will be using gunmetal grey and French rose Nuvo mousse to the edges. The Nuvo mousse is simple to use and I applied it with my fingers. I like that it adds texture to my project while giving it a pop of color.
Next, I selected a few of the 12x12 sheets and cut them down to size. My book will hold pages that are 5 1/2” x 3 3/8”. After selecting my papers, I score each one and round the edges using a corner punch. In addition to my Prima Magic Love papers, I will be using pink and white copy paper in the book. These pages will allow for room to write down notes and journal.
Finally, I selected some of the Magic Love ephemera pieces that I will be using to decorate the pages. I will complete this step once my pages are sewn into the signature. To see how I sew in my signature using a 5-hole pamphlet stitch, check out the video below on my YouTube channel.
Decorating the Notebook
Throughout the signature, I added some of the cut apart cards from the 12x12 Magic Love papers. I cut out some of the postage stamp images and used them as mini inserts. The ephemera pieces are a great way to add tuck spots for the journaling cards. Because the Magic Love papers are so sweet, I left them alone and did not embellish them. I just couldn’t bring myself to cover up the colorful images. This is why I add plain paper to my journals! To give my plain pages some color, I used Washi tape from the Simple Stories Vintage My Valentine bundle.
For the cover, I cut pieces of the 12x12 paper to fit and rounded the corners. A strip of heart trim runs down the long edge of the cover, and it is also from the Magic Love collection. Then, I used the “LOVE” chipboard sticker to make my “Love Notes” cover. I also added three of the coordinating flowers from the Magic Love collection. For some extra sparkle, I added a few Sparkletz that I thought looked cute with the collection.
All of the products I used to make this notebook are still available to purchase on the FotoBella website. This mini notebook is just one of many simple, yet beautiful projects you can create with the Magic Love collection. Check out the FotoBella online store to get started on a project of your own!
~Kristine, FotoBella Design Team