Quote Marks - Hanging Bathroom Booklet

approx 2.75"w x 5.5"h x .25" thk.

Created: September 17, 2009


I keep hearing people like to read in the bathroom... So I though I'd make a booklet that is decorative and can hang on a pretty hook in a guest bathroom. Something that can be changed for the seasons, or decor or whenever.

I also wanted to make a booklet using my rectangle Nestabilities, and this little booklet was created exclusively with the "Long Classic Scalloped Rectangle" set.

I used Xerox Premium Inkjet 24# White paper. Cut a sheet in half and folded them, put them in the 4.25"h die, making sure my fold was just shy of the other cutting edge. I embossed them as well, one folded page at a time. I cut 6 folded pages.

The cover was done using the 6.25"h die, and a medium thick white heavy textured mulberry paper. Again I made sure the folded edge was shy of the other cutting edge. I also put it in the die again to get the height I wanted, making sure the scallops matched so I wouldn't get any distorted corners.

Most stamps used are from Quietfire Design which will be referenced from now on as QF and the stamp pad ink is Versafine unless otherwise mentioned. All pages were colored with Pan Pastels in various shades.

I rubber stamped the large QF Flourish all over the cover with "Crimson Red". I die cut a 4.25"h rectangle  from some decorated paper I had made a while ago. Rubber stamped the QF Raven with "Black Onyx" and the "Quote Marks" with "Vintage Sepia"

Page 1

Colored the paper with Green Tints. Die cut the 3.25"h rectangle and rubber stamped the QF quote with "Vintage Sepia". Punched out some small Sakura Flowers (Carl Craft) from some previously decorated paper and added a touch of gold Stickles

Page 2 & 3

Left page is colored with the Green Tints and the right side with Yellows & some Reddish Brown.

Page 2: Rubber stamped the QF "Fiddleheads" with Versa Magic "Tea Leaves". The QF quote with "Vintage Sepia" and the word "Fiddleheads" with "Spanish Moss". Punched out some Fern Fronds (EK Success) from colored copy paper.

Page 3: The QF Head & Flourish to mimic an angel  with "Vintage Sepia" and the QF quote with "Black Onyx"

Page 4 & 5

Colored the paper with Yellows, Reddish Brown & a touch of Orange. Die cut some 4.25"h rectangles and made them narrower than the die. Colored them with the Green Tints and ran them through the Cuttlebug with the "Bird Call" embossing folder. Die cut the 2.75" square from the 5.25"h rectangle. Rubber stamped the QF quote with "Crimson Red".

Page 6 & 7

Colored the papers with Red.

Page 6: Rubber stamped the Flourish Heart (Old Island #693G) with Crimson Red and the QF quote with "Black Onyx".

Page 7: Die cut the textured white pearlized paper with the 4.25"h rectangle and made it narrower than the die. Die cut the small rectangle with the 2.25"h die from some red mulberry paper I had in my stash. Rubber stamped the QF sentiment words with "Black Onyx"

Page 8 & 9

Colored the paper with Red Tint & Blue. Rubber stamped the QF quote with "Imperial Purple". Rubber stamped the butterfly (Inkadinkado "Fluid Motion" set) with Color Box Multi pack in the Pinks to Blue tones. Added various colors of Stickles (red, gold, copper, blue and green) in the dots of the trail.

Page 10 & 11

Colored the papers with Pink Tint & Blue. Rubber stamped the QF quote with Imperial Purple. The flying witch on a broom (Inkadinkado "Halloween Trails") with Perfect Medium Stamp pad and embossed with Blockheads Heat activated Glue Powder, then lay a piece of Black Variegated metal leaf. Rubber stamped the flowers (Kaiser Doodled Flowers #CS717 set) and "Blue Lagoon".

This is the center spread which I had done on a separate folded paper and glued to the booklet page.

Page 12 & 13

Colored the paper with Green & a Blue Green. Page 12: Rubber stamped the QF quote with "Crimson Red". The Rose (Stubby Stampers #2735) with "Olympia Green", "Vintage Sepia" & "Satin Red".

Page 13: Rubber stamped the QF quote with Olympia Green. The QF Flourishes (this is from the new Xmas/09 Plate 28 set) with :Vintage Sepia" merging two flourish corners together.

Page 14 & 15

Colored the papers with Yellows on the left side and Red on the right side.

Page 14: Die cut the rectangle from the 4.25"h die making it narrower and shorter than the die. Coloring the edges with the Red. Rubber stamped the QF quote with "Satin Red". Rubber stamped the Lanterns (Inkadinkado "Asian by Design" #98626 set) with the Satin Red and embossed with Queen's Gold.

Page 15: Rubber stamped the QF quote with "Black Onyx" and the QF Heart with "Crimson Red".

Page 16 & 17

Colored the paper with Red.

Page 16: Die cut the white textured pearlized paper from the  5.25"h die making it narrower & shorter than the die and the same thing with the smaller rectangle colored in Red, using the 4.25"h rectangle. I then ran it through my Cuttlebug with the "With Love #37-1171" embossing folder. Rubber stamped the heart ( Impression Obsession "Love is All Around" #CL65 set) on some white cardstock with Satin red, clear embossed several times, then heated it up slightly and sprinkled some Queen's Gold, then cut it out.

Page 17: Reverse punched the edges using the 5.25"h die. Rubber stamped the QF quote with "Black Onyx".


Page 18 & 19


Colored the papers with Yellows on the left side and Green Tints on the right side. 

Page 18: Rubber stamped the QF head with "Vintage Sepia" and the QF Flourish with Crimson Red (I rubber stamped only part of that flourish stamp). Rubber stamped the QF quote with "Black Onyx"

Page 19: This page is the continuation of page 2. Rubber stamped teh QF Butterfly with Satin Red and clear embossed it. Rubber stamped the QF word "Nature" with Olympia Green" and the QF word "Butterfly with "Moss Green".

Page 20 & back

Colored the paper with Green Tints. Rubber stamped the QF quote with "Olympia Green" and the butterfly (Faerie Song "Floral Butterfly") with Adirondack "Autumn Sunset".

I then put all the pages together and did a simple pamphlet stitch binding with 4 ply waxed linen thread "Autumn Yellow". I punched a 1/8" hole to run my rainbow ribbon through as a tie to hang the book from.

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