I am a stay at home mom of 2 beautiful and energetic children. Crafting is my form of timeout and quiet time.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Fancy Note Pads
Hello there and Happy Monday to you all. Today I was able to meet some friends for some crafting time. I love it, when I can get together with other crafters and share ideas, and just plain have fun crafting. Today's project, is a simple but very cute one to make. You will need to visit a local office supply store, and purchase legal size writing pads. You can have them cute them for you in half for a very small fee. I paid $2.00 for them to cut 12 legal size pads, and this process only takes a few minutes. So each pad once it's cut, will only cost you abut $.53 each. So this will make a very cute and inexpensive gift to make for teachers,co-workers, or any friend. So far I made 3, but I plan on making more when I get a chance. These are the 3 that I made.
I took a piece of heavy card stock and scored it at 2 3/4",7 1/2" and 7 1/2". That's it for the cover, pretty simple huh? Then I took some Red Sticky Tape and adhered the writing pads to the right inside part of the card stock. When you put the paper on the cover , it should open like a book. Like the photo below.
The 2 3/4" side is folded inwards to create a pocket on the left inside part of your cover, like in the picture below.
That's it now, the fun part begins. This is where you embellish it with what ever your little heart desires. I chose 2 different designs. One is more formal with a monogram letter and a beautiful flower. the other 2 are a bit more playful and full of color. This flower was made using Stampin Up's Fun Flowers Die for the big Shot. I embossed it with SU Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I added a Pearl in the middle and some stickles along the edge of the flower.
In the picture below: I purchased the felt flowers on a vine several years ago at an Expo. I am finally using it. I did add some colored pebbles, which I had purchased at Heart2Home. They come in 25 different colors. It added a bit of shine and dimension to the flowers. If you like to check these pebbles out. I have put a link to the Heart2Home store at the bottom of my blog. Tell them Lisa sent you.