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Saturday, June 01, 2013

Summer Silhouettes Notes Weekend Project

Today I thought it would be fun to do a 3-D project.  I didn't intend to make notepads but I was digging in my storage closet and I found some scratch pads and thought I would make a few fun notepads for gifts.  These are always fun to just grab and give when you are visiting with friends.  I'll probably wrap these up individually in cellophane bags and have them all ready for when I need to grab a gift or to put in a gift basket.

The pretty colors I used on the Summer Silhouette set notes is Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.  The leaves were stamped in Crumb Cake and then stamped off to get a lighter image of that color.

The words are from the Teeny Tiny wishes set.  I masked off the "baby" after the "hello" and just stamped the "hello."

These are fun to make and a great way to use up scrap cardstock and leftover or retired ribbons.  I had to use these retired ribbons because I didn't have any other matching ribbon and I have decided to start using up the retired stuff before I buy anything new.  Everyone knows they can substitute current ribbon on any project.  But this year I'm just working hard to use up what I have.  It gets expensive having all of that ribbon hanging around and then buying new stuff.  I think the guilt is getting to me!!! LOL

Anyway, these are fun notepad covers.  Not all notebooks are the same size so you will need to measure yours.  I cut my my cardstock to fit and I set it in place on the front and folded it over the top edge and onto the back.  Then I creased those folds so the cover would lay nice.  I glued what card stock hung over on the back.  If you want you can cut a piece of cardstock to cover that back piece too so it looks smooth and even.  I cut layers for the front, stamped the image and then wrapped the ribbon around before I glued them in place.  Yes, I did say glue. Taping over ribbon on the back is hard to do.  It doesn't always want to stick to the ribbon plus it doesn't always like to stick to the cardstock either.  So I just save myself any headaches and use the glue. I don't have to be concerned about it popping up in spots.

And for the top I took a little strip of the card stock that I stamped on and I tore it and just glued that in place too.  So easy and it was pretty quick to do too. Now I just need to wrap them in some cellophane and they are ready for whatever!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Anonymous said...

Very cute idea, Wanda.
The colors go so well together.
Thanks for sharing.


Kay said...

Hi- These look great and your bows look wonderful! Hugs Kay Capps