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Friday, August 17, 2007

Fun with Scratch Pads

Isn't it fun how you can turn an everyday ordinary object into a fun gift? Or something you can make a few bucks off???
I'm making these for gifts and to sell at the craft fairs I'm doing this fall. For the plum colored one I used Perfect and Pale Plum card stock. Perfect Plum ink and the new "Priceless" set. The words "notes" came from the "Office Accoutrement" set. I wanted the word "notes" on the pad but I wanted it to be a little fancier than just block printing. In that office set there is a stamp that reads "Daily Notes". I only wanted the word "notes" so I used a marker and colored only that part in.

The Chocolate Chip note pad cover was done using the "Doodle This" set. I really miss the "Doodle That" set but I'm leaning more towards the "Priceless" set and in no time I'll have forgotten all about "Doodle That!" I did use a retired word stamp on the brown one, along with retired decorative paper. They are both made the same way and it's VERY quick to cover a scratch pad and yet make it look elegant.

The pattern for this is on Lisa Somerville's blog Splendiferous Creations. I like the pattern because it forms a pocket on the inside and you slip the cardboard part of the scratch pad in it. The paper runs out and you just slip a new one in! So it's not only useful, it's refillable!!! It's great for demonstrators or sales people. Just add your business label to the back and it will be available to the receiver whenever they need it. And since it's refillable they will keep your information for a long time!

This project is great for Craft Fairs, Gifts, Hostess Gifts, Customer Appreciation Gifts and pretty darn inexpensive Make & Takes!

Thank you for stopping by,


Anonymous said...

These are just lovely. TFS

Susie said...

Love this idea!! So, how much do you charge for this one? I'm in the midst of making things for a craft fair and I'd like to do some of these. Would you mind emailing me? I know you can't answer on here. TIA, Sue

Corie said...

FANTASTIC -- these will sell like hotcakes.

Love all of your creations this week -- so FANTASTIC

rozie640 said...

Adorable Wanda, they are so sellable at craft fairs. They do make great quickie gifts and teachers gifts as well. Cute, cute, cute

Unknown said...

Wanda I love the colors you used, both sets are wonderful!

Melissa said...

Fabulous Wanda!

Anonymous said...

Very nice! Love the colors and the stamp sets U used... the sponging looks great. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Really a great idea!
I've searched splitcoast for the pattern, but no luck. Would you be willing to share?