Saturday, November 20, 2010

Making a list and checking it twice....

If you are anything like me these days, you have lists...what to buy, what to make, when to be there...

Well, as long as we have to make lists, we may as well make them pretty! I bought these long notepads last summer knowing I would do something with them, someday. I spent most of the past week making kits for Simply Scrapbooks holiday open house and was finishing up tonight when this idea hit me.

The notepads are fun for personal use but what a great (and inexpensive) stocking stuffer, secret Santa gift, or just an add on to another gift.

So easy to make...took me about 15 minutes start to finish and that included looking for the perfect stamps in my stash. (I used Denami Designs stamps for the first and third ones) And dont you just *Looooooove* that saying on the middle one. Sorry, I picked this up at the stamp show, no idea who manufactures it...but how stinking cute!

Onto the easy peasy directions:
Cut one piece of cardstock 9" x 3 1/2"
Cut one piece of cardstock 7 1/2" x 3"
Cut one piece of chipboard 7 1/2" x 3"
Cover cardstock with cardstock (matching size)
Score the larger piece of cardstock at the 1" and 1 1/4" mark
Adhere the chipboard covered cardstock to the bottom layer (centered)
Adhere the notepad to the top of the chipboard layered cardstock (centered)
Decorate, Decorate, decorate!!
Use a small or mini binder clip at the top to hold the fold together and hide with a ribbon.
I found it was easier to tear off sheets if you didnt adhere the fold to the front of the tablet.
Stamp each page of the tablet with a coordinating stamp

I have a zillion ideas to use these for....teacher gifts, wedding favors, shower favors, holidays...and you made it with paper! Imagine that!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Denami Christmas Blog Hop!

Season's Tweetings blog hoppers!

Welcome to my page...the day has finally arrived for the Denami Designs Holiday blog hop. I hope you are as excited as I am! Each poster will have links to the site before and after them in the journey, but if you get lost along the way, just head back to the Denami Blog page.

Since I'm the first stop on the route, I chose to use my very first Denami stamp I purchased...the chickie tree. How can anyone resist the Denami Chickie in ANY outfit yet alone the santa hat. I chose to combine my favorite stamp with Doodlebug Christmas paper to create this cute little card. Too bad you can't FEEL the little chickie friends are fuzzy thanks to yellow flock.

But wait.....there's more! Take a peek at the inside of the card... its a gift card holder too!

Cut base of card 11.5" x 4.25"
Score at 5.5" and 11" marks
Fold up small score towards middle of the card
Cut coordinating cardstock 2" x 4.25"
Use adhesive on bottom (small scored flap) and sides to form a pocket at the bottom
Decorate with all of your favorite Denami Stamps!

Thanks for stopping by today...but let's get you moving onto Laurie's blog! Don't forget to leave a comment on each page you could be the lucky winner of a Denami gift certificate.