Friday, 13 April 2018

Pimp It Up for Country View Crafts

Good morning and happy Friday 13th!  I'm very happy to be sharing my second project for the Country View Crafts 'Pimp It Up' challenge. You can never have enough storage, so this is what I've been 'pimping'

It's an A4 kraft ring binder that's been kicking around (and falling off) the top of my unit for about a year now!
 There aren't many step by step photos I'm afraid 'cos I just started at the beginning, and stopped when it looked like it was done - not like me I know!

I started with a layer of gesso, and then just lots of Paper Artsy stamp sets. I've done all of the stamping in Ranger Archival as I wanted the ink to dry without having to heat set it.
This was great fun to make, I thought it would be a bit overwhelming, but I just stuck to lots of repeat stamping and limited colours, and I'm really happy with it.
Have a very happy week, and thanks very much for looking xx


  1. Looks great, well done! Hugs, Valerie

  2. This is super Sue, you've given it a new lease of life.
    I brought some diaries last week reduced to 20p all with hard back covers and good quality paper inside. I've been throwing paint and all sorts at them this week when i've had chance to get messy, it's good to get lost in the moment.
    Happy Friday lovely
    Hugs Tracey xx

  3. Brilliant.....I have a couple binders just crying out for something like this......thanks for the inspiration! x

  4. A ring binder never looked so good. Those pops of red really lift the design. Fabulous background. Tracy ❤️

  5. Pimping up binders is an excellent way of showing your stamp collection for yourself. Lots of space to fill in but that can be a bonus! Your binder looks fab now! xx

  6. What a great idea to alter a ring binder!!! It looks really cool with those stamping!!! xx

  7. Oh it looks wonderful. I must get around to doing some of the many I have bought and left in the boring, original covers. Thanks for inspiration

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. It really does look like you had a wonderful time pimping that binder up, it looks fabulous, I just love the beautiful background you created and the hearts are just lovely! Apologies for my lateness, had a weekend away... Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Fabulous project. I've got a couple of binders that I am going to have to alter! Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Gorgeous, Sue! I love your pimped binder to bits!
    Hugs Evelyn


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