Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring Fever and Notebook Mania

One sunny afternoon, I made a bunch of Spring embellishments using a cuttlebug flower die, and some buttons and ribbons. I sat outside on my deck and tied buttons and ribbons (great way to use your scraps and save some $$)! Then, I broke into my stash of 5x8 lined notepads and went to town!

This blue/brown notepad is part of a gift, so I covered a small kraft box with matching DP. The Damask stamp is something I picked up from Paper Source, in Georgetown, when I was visiting my son in DC. I la-la-love that stamp and I can't wait to make some stationary with it.

This blue/green Springy little number is for my sweet sister. Stems are stamped separately, aren't they too cute! I dream in Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery sometimes! But adding Old Olive cardstock to the mix just sends me! Dig that tiny polka dot ribbon too.

This pink/green notepad sparkles - for real! It is covered with My Minds Eye glittery paper, and embellished simply. I am also adding this notepad to a gift ensemble. The ruffled ribbon tuff is actually on elastic, sold by the yard at Archivers. Get thee there - OH so cute! Spend $1.39 and be happy!

I also covered the inside of my notepads with a snippet of matching DP to cover the notebook binding. It was SO FUN to mix and match papers with my ready-made Springy embellishments.

Note: Junior Notepads vary slightly in size. I cut/measured/scored depending on thickness of notebook. The front cover is scored and adhered on the back on the notebook just a few inches below the score line. Then I cut a separate piece of cardstock 5x8 and covered the entire back to make it pretty. If you need help, email me!


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

These are fantastic! The first set is my favorite... I too love that paper! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Janine said...

I love these... They make such nice gifts!

Melissa said...

I really like the customized notepads. I've seen that done with composition books, but never with notepads.

Saleslady371 (Piles of Smiles) recommended your blog. Thanks for sharing samples of your work. What great inspiration! :)