Ever since we released our Uncorked Collection Unmounted stamps, I've had a vision for this little wine tasting journal.
I finally decided to make one. I think I might give it as a Christmas gift to my wine buddy, Scott Carney, if I can part with it. Scott knows way more about wine than I do, so he'd take far better tasting notes in this journal.
Tricia's Notes: Gee, this one is tasty. Buy this again.
Scott's Notes: Lovely vintage, but could use a year or two of aging. Spicy finish with nice tannins.
I am mere grasshopper understudy to the great sommelier that is Scott Carney.
OK. Sorry. Back to the "book of wine". I love this project. I really do. I loved every minute of making it. Except punching the holes. Not a fun job.
Uncorked Unmounted Stamps
(4) pkg. Gimme a Ring Drop a Line Journaling Cards (Plain Side)
Sorrento Newsprint Thickers
Sorrento and Equestrian Fibers
(6) 12x12 Sheets All That Jazz Dark Brown Print (seconds)
(2) 3-3/8x4" Matte Board
8.5x11 Sorrento Ginger Print
(2) 2" Binding Rings
CS® Bookbinding Glue
12" Paper Trimmer
CS® Earth and India Black Inks
CS® Grid Ruler
1. Stamp the unmounted "tasting notes" image onto the back of each journaling card with Earth ink.
4. Mitre the corners and wrap the flaps. Glue the inside covers in place. (For a great tutorial on this process, please watch this Essentials Video on wrapping!)
5. Place the punched inside page onto the inside back cover with the left edge of the page flush with the left edge of the cover. Mark the location of the holes onto the cover and punch.
6. Transfer the location of the holes on the back covers onto the front cover and punch.
7. Transfer punched holes to all of the panels and attach the journaling cards. Thread the covers and journaling pages onto the binding rings. Decorate the front cover with those adorable newsprint Thickers featured in the Sorrento JR kit.
8. I added a few extra pages to the book to be used as dividers for "reds," "whites," and "other" categories.
So, should I keep it? Or should I hand it off to the winemaster. Decisions, decisions.