Petaloo and Chalk Core Altered Notebook

August 12, 2014 by  
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Kate Nolan Denham here and this week Core’dinations has paired up with Petaloo to bring you some fantastic back to school projects.  Today I am sharing an altered notebook showcasing Core’dinations Chalk Core and Petaloo Trims and Embossed Daisies.

Notebooks are a must for school, but altered notebooks seem so much more fun! I chose the most school appropriate cardstock, the new Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock to create the base of my notebook.

I die-cut a piece of the blue Chalk Core to look like notebook paper, then scored ruled lines using my Scor-Pal and sanded the lines so the blue core was showing. The word “notes” is just the back side of the Chalk Core.  Core Tip: To ensure that your title matches your project, just turn your cardstock over and use the back side!  Then, I added some perfectly matching, layered Petaloo Embossed Daisies.
Don’t you just love how much the white Chalk Core looks just like a school chalkboard!  I used the Outline Technique to make my “I {heart} School.”  Just and over some chipboard and you have a great title. You can find this technique in the Core’dinations Technique Videos.
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52 Responses to “Petaloo and Chalk Core Altered Notebook”
  1. kath White says:

    What an awesome project!

  2. Shari Czerwinski says:

    So cute! Love these colors!

  3. marylouh says:

    Love the notebook. the glasses really fit into the theme of loving school. The blues are beautiful.

  4. TracyM #6773 says:

    BEAUTIFUL notebook Kate!!!
    LOVE your colour combo, the flowers & trims are so pretty with the fun of the chalk Core, especially with the blue core peeking through 🙂

  5. TracyM #6773 says:

    It was a pleasure to visit the Petaloo Blog 🙂
    Nichola’s altered drawer unit is SO COOL, a FUN & FABULOUS mix of Core cardstock, flowers & trims!!!

  6. Amy Cooley says:

    Adorable notebook cover! The eyeglasses paper is so much fun!

  7. barbara macaskill says:

    LOVE this awesome notebook!! Great colors and love the chalkboard!!! TFS!

  8. barbara macaskill says:

    I left you and Petaloo some Facebook love!

  9. barbara macaskill says:

    I left a comment on Petaloo’s blog!

  10. Donna W says:

    Love the project and the colors.

  11. Linda Storey says:

    Love the glasses & the colors. So cute!

  12. Ann says:

    Super cute Notebook, layering the DP and the chalkboard paper is so cute. The flowers are the perfect finishing touch.

  13. D L Denton says:

    Beautiful work and I love the use of the different papers, textures and embellishments. Your Chalk papers are so much fun to use. Anybody will get a kick out of using that fabulous notebook, even teachers. Core papers are a staple in my paper stash.

  14. Fabulous project Kate! Love it!

  15. Carla Hundley says:

    Your altered book
    looks lovely!
    Carla from Utah

  16. Carla Hundley says:

    Left a fun message
    on your FB page.
    Carla from Utah

  17. Carla Hundley says:

    Also left a comment
    on Petaloo’s blog!
    Carla from Utah

  18. Great altered book – the two colors go
    beautifully together. Just love the core
    cardstock – which I really enjoy using too.

  19. Lynda says:

    Wonderful notebook!

  20. Becky D says:

    Darling notebook Kate! I had not seen the chalk core in action and I love what you have done with it! Definitely will have to add some of this to my collection 🙂

  21. Robin Buchholz says:

    Pretty notebook! I love the shades of blue and the chalk core cardstock. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B says:

    What a lovely notebook!

  23. Ginger Jarnagin says:

    What a great school book, great idea for little diaries too.

  24. Karen Critcher says:

    I have a wish list now that I have seen this notebook. In a couple years when I retire I will have a long list of projects to work on.

  25. Heather Thompson says:

    now that is a fun notebook, Awesome idea with the chalk board!!! very cool! my daughter would love this.

  26. Susan Janczewski says:

    I love the tags!

  27. TracyM #6773 says:

    I pinned a pic of Kate’s notebook today. I also pinned Nichola’s decorated drawers from the Petaloo Blog – my Pinterest name is Tracy Moloney 🙂
    TracyM #6773

  28. Carol Douglass says:

    So pretty, love the colors, thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

  29. val says:

    I love this notebook want to make one like it to sit on my desk for all the things I have to remember…..

  30. Jean Marmo says:

    This is such a wonderful project! Love the inspiration!

  31. Bonnie Isabelle says:

    Love, love, love this project!!!

  32. Judy B says:

    Another cute altered notebook. I love the way you decorated this. Thanks for sharing your idea with us.

  33. Denise Luscan says:

    Love the chalk core with those colors! And how adorable is the glasses paper?! Great notebook.

  34. Janis in ID says:

    Chalk Core???? Are serious???? THIS is freaking amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!!! LOVE how realistic it looks!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    Candy coming soon at:

  35. Palmier says:

    love the new chalk core paper!

  36. Denise Bryant says:

    Great notebook idea… very fun! Love the Core’ papers and Petaloo trims and flowers!

  37. Carolyn says:

    This is so funky! Love the chalk core!

  38. Yolanda says:

    This is such a cute idea!!

  39. Tona says:

    I LOVE everything about this notebook!

  40. Blue Rose says:

    Love the chalk board effect, and the flowers. Great simple way to dress up any just so-so notebook.

  41. Katie B. says:

    How fun! Love how your chalkboard idea turned out. Love the scratches. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  42. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Oh how perfect for school time. I need to make this for my niece!

  43. Nancy Carroll says:

    Too much fun. Love chalkboard with flowers!

  44. Laura Cox says:

    So super cute!! Loving that chalkboard core!!!

  45. Carmen M. says:

    OMG I love this. The glasses and the chalkboard. Too cute for words.

  46. Love this fun school notebook!

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