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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gorgeous Grunge Pencil Notepad Stocking Stuffer

I found a fun notepad but I didn't want to go through all of the work and steps to make it.  You can see my inspiration here

Instead of cutting lots of pieces of paper and clipping them together and gluing the end, I opted to take a finished scratch pad and work from there.

I took my scratch pad and measured it.  Once I got my measurements, I cut my Crushed Curry cardstock the same size as a piece of the pad paper.  

Next I took a piece of paper off the pad and folded it in half and then folded that half in half.  I marked those folds on my cardstock and lightly sponged the edges.  Don't fold the score lines, just lightly bend them to sponge.  I sponged all edges too. Set the piece aside.    

Then I cut a piece of Cajun Craze the same width as my pad.  I scored it at 1-1/4" and I folded it over to the back of the pad.  Then I scored that mark the fold made.  You may want to try this piece with some scrap copier paper.  I didn't make my Cajun Craze long enough to cover the entire back of the pad.  After finishing it, I wished I had.  But I can always add a piece to cover the back.  Anyway. I glued the Cajun Craze to the back of the pad.  

Next I glued the Crushed Curry piece to the inside of the Cajun Craze piece.  

I cut a piece of Smoky Slate 3/4" wide and long enough to fit the top of the pad.  I stamped the broken lines from the "Gorgeous Grunge" on top using Smoky Slate ink.  I glued that in place and the pad was done!

These would make a great stocking stuffer.  They would also make great teacher or student gifts!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,

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