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!

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