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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Weekend Project! Cheery Cherry Notes!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. Here in Minnesota it was a fabulous day weather-wise too! I woke up to a clear blue sky and sunshine. Would be odd to have a clear blue sky without any sunshine now wouldn't it. I guess that part could have gone without saying!!! There is a bit of a wind and that is a bit cool so it would be called "sweater weather" but to me it was perfect. I got home just a little while ago from my mom's. Did the lunch and gift thing there and in about an hour or so I'm off to see our son and go out to dinner!!! So with all that going on I thought I should do my post before I forget and get it in too late for Feedblitz to send out.

Onto the project "Cheery Cherry Notes!" Say that one 3 times real fast!!! lol Ok, I had purchased this notepad at Michael's. I picked it up because of the cherries on it and having in mind the "Tart & Tangy" set. Though I didn't use that set with this, I used the Stampin' Up! "Office Accoutrement" set. I did try to do cherries on the front but with all the cherries in the decorative paper it was just too busy and no matter what colors I tried to use for layering it was just TOO busy. SO I settled for the "Daily Notes" stamp and went with something different with the ribbon. I didn't say something fancy, just different. I just laced it like you would your shoes and tied an knot in the middle. I did have to use two thicknesses of Dimensionals because of the knot though. I tried one and the scallop bulged out in the middle. And the only way around that was to tie the knot in the back of the notepad. But then it wouldn't lay nice to write on the notes!!! Such a dilemma!! LOL

For starters here I had to divide this pad up into 3. I needed it and the layers I was creating to fit in the Crop-a-Dile. I took a piece of cardboard that came with the 12" x 12" decorative papers and cut it for the back. The back of the pad needed some stability. Then I cut a piece of Bashful Blue for the front, then a smaller black piece for on top of that and then the decorative paper. The top band is that wide because of the design on the paper. I didn't want it to show when the notebook was open. I just wanted the cherries in the corner to be the focal point of the page. After I got the layers taped in place I punched the holes with the Crop-a-Dile and laced them with white grosgrain ribbon. This was a pretty quick and simple project to do. Plus one pad will make 3 altered ones!! If you're making them to sell, think of the profit margin there! These would also make great Hostess Gifts or Customer Appreciation Gifts as well. And I think they'd sell well at craft fairs too. Plus it would be a VERY fun project at Stamp Camp!!! There's lots of thing you could use these for!!

This was made entirely of Stampin' Up! products. To view more items and cards made entirely of Stampin' Up! products click here.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Unknown said...

Very nice, hope your dinner was wonderful :)

Melissa said...

Well shoot - how cute is this??! Excellent work Wanda!

Many Blessings,

Unknown said...

You just come up with the cutest re-do's Wanda. And very thrifty too!

Lorraine said...

Wanda, such a cute project. Don't you just love the dollar bin at Mike's!!!

Anonymous said...

Wanda, that is really cute! I love it!
So, I am adding a trip to Michael's to my list to do! LOL
You are such an enabler!
Besides, this DSP is really one of my favorites!

dasimonds said...

Cute weekend project..
Wonderful Idea.
The note pads are Great!!
Love the cherries :)

Amy said...

Very cute idea for the Mary Englebreit stuff! Love it!