Monday, July 30

Wild Things

Hello Monday my friends! We have a new challenge for you this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - WILD THINGS. I headed to nature for my wild things and made a notepad cover. 

It's been such a treat having Karolina Bukowska with us this month! Looking forward to more creative makes from Karolina.

Ready to take some notes?

I made a cover for a notepad by taking a piece of 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock and scoring it at 5.25" from either end (long way). I made a cover piece for the top of the notepad and stamped the zig zag pattern across it.

I also wanted a pocket for the other side, and cut a piece of watercolor paper and stamped the zig zag on that, and stamped wild plants on the pocket. 

I added more detail to the pocket with a white pen.

I stamped the Exterminata border  and embossed with Simon's Clear Detail embossing powder. Next, I added the Distress Oxides and spritzed the paper. I did this twice, and made sure to wipe it off the embossed area. 


Inside of notepad cover...

I sometimes have a problem getting a detailed image with a large stamp, and that happened here with my embossing. I decided to stamp the images again on paper and use the distress inks, then cut them out. I also stamped the fun zentangle like strings and the word on the front, and used white to highlight. 

So, my wild things are of the winged and rooted varieties. I wonder how you will interpret our Wild Things challenge this week, and I look forward to seeing what you share! One lucky person will be chosen for a  $50 shopping voucher from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp!


A great place to shop!

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Be sure to head on over to see all the Wild Things the design team has created this week!



  1. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the warm colour palette and touches of white. Thank you so much for using my stamps so beautifully. Tracy xxx

  2. Gorgeous notepad Maura! the background is fabulous and I love the butterflies and bee, the whole design of this is awesome!! :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. This is such a brilliant creation, Maura. The colors and the whole design are so beautiful. :)

  4. This is cute and the colors are literally sweet, love the peach with turquoise and the white embossing. Great mix! Hugs, Marzena

  5. Gorgeous notebook organizer, Maura! I love the bright background to really make it POP!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Love the layered bugs and the gorgeous colour of the background.
    Alison x

  7. SooOooOOoOOo many great textures and techniques here! I especially love how you incorporated the embossing. And as always, I had to chuckle when I saw that once again you and I have purchased the same products! LOVE seeing how you use them!!

  8. Beautiful project and I love the way you've used the stamps to create such an impact on the cover, it's fabulous Maura! <3

  9. What a cool notebook cover! I love the white embossing and punchy colour palette that you used - so beautiful 😁. Happy weekend! J 😊 x

  10. great design, wonderful colour palette and great use of the stamps, absolutely beautiful, hugs kath xxx

  11. ohh this is such a cute way to reveamp a note!! Love the embossing!!

  12. Fabulous notebook Maura! Wonderful use of these stamps and great color palette! barbara


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