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My Friends Address Book

This old-fashioned address book takes on personal style and helps you keep your best pals close at hand! Use colorful papers and Collage Pauge™ Instant Decoupage™ paired with Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™ for a stylish way to store information at home or while on vacation.



  1. Cut out desired designs from scrapbook paper.
  2. Squeeze a puddle of Collage Pauge onto foil. Dip dry foam brush into adhesive and working in sections at a time, brush an even coat onto book’s surface. Brush an even coat on back of decorative paper then press in place on book where desired. Brush another coat over top. Following the same steps, add all design elements to journal as desired and let dry.
  3. From cardstock, measure and cut rectangles to fit down front of book as shown, cutting the darker colored paper into a slightly larger rectangle. Squeeze a thin bead of Quick Dry Tacky Glue around outside edge on back of smaller rectangle, smooth with fingers then center and press in place on larger paper rectangle.
  4. Cut off a thin strip from edge of wedge craft sponge, creating a square shape on flat end.
  5. Squeeze equal-size small puddles of Grape and Glacier White onto foil. Use cotton swab to thoroughly mix paint, creating a lighter shade. Tap square end of cut sponge into paint then tap excess onto foil. Starting at top, press sponge onto cardstock rectangle, creating a painted square. Sponge on six more squares, slightly overlapping as shown. Let dry.
  6. To create “FRIENDS” stencil, using your computer, print out desired size and font of letters to fit inside painted squares, one letter per square.
  7. Cut a strip of shelf paper then place shiny side up over letters. Use felt pen to trace letters onto shelf paper. Loosely cut out individual letters then use craft knife to cut out center of each letter, leaving outside edges intact.
  8. Carefully peel off paper backing from letter stencils, then press on jeans or other fabric to remove most of the stickiness from the backside. Press correct letter into center of each appropriate square then run a finger around inside edge to prevent seepage.
  9. Squeeze a small puddle of Grape onto foil. Tap flat end of a clean wedge sponge into paint then tap excess off onto foil – too much paint may work under edges and create an irregular line. Lightly pounce paint inside stencil letter. Carefully remove stencil. Let dry – a blow dryer will speed this step. Repeat step with remaining letters. Let dry and remove stencils.
  10. Adhere foam tabs to back of cardstock rectangle and press in place on book where shown.

What you need:

Tulip® Specialty Products
iLoveToCreate products


  • Pencil
  • Foil
  • Cotton swabs
  • Scissors
  • Decorative scrapbook paper
  • Permanent felt pen
  • Self-adhesive shelf paper
  • Computer/printer
  • Ruler
  • Craft knife
  • Blow dryer (optional)
  • 1” foam brush
  • Covered address book or journal
  • Cardstock – colors to match
  • Foam tabs

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