Today I'm combining two challenges Frilly & Funkie with the Compendium of Curiosities), featuring Tim Holtz's Kraft Resist techniques. I've made a mini notebook with the Sizzix matchbox die (the pages are a pack of post-its.)
The Kraft Resist papers take distress inks like buttah. The more you add, the richer the color. Here's a link to a video Tim shared ideas on using them.
I made two cuts with the matchbox die and colored each before gluing them together, so the inside would be as finished as the outside. Here's a pic of the inside. I intended to use the small heart die (shown below), but it ended up being too small, so I cut the larger version and used it instead. It's backed with another heart cut from black card.
The Typeset alpha die is one of my favorites because it includes both upper and lower case, and you can mix and match as desired. I didn't want my letters to appear to be floating, so I used some of Linda's burlap string to ground them.
I stapled the string with Tim's Tiny Attacher (love this tool!) and then used the large heart to cover the staples. I was wondering how to hide the staples showing through on the inside, and then I remembered the smaller heart… what a cool save!
Now the inside looks really nice when I open it up to grab a post-it. Here's a peek inside and a close-up of the cover: