Monday, July 4, 2011

Mini "Minnie-Note Pad"

I attended a baby shower a few months ago, and one the the prizes I won playing a game was a pack of these mini-gel pens along with a tablet. I didn't think much about the pens  until recently when I rearranged my scrap room, then I thought it would be a good idea to make a notepad cover and attach the pens, I recieved (6) pens, so I will be making notepad covers to match. I went to "Big Lots" and picked up 5 notepads in a pkg for $1, so yes, I had to get (2pkgs)  since I really needed (6) pads...(lol) anyway, I  decided that since I have been scrapping for a little over 4 years,and at the time when I first bought this popular cartridge,  I never really knew how to do the layer effect on the "Mickey & Friends" , so today I pulled out my cartridge and used it that I am a lot less intimidated...(lol) I thought Ms. Minnie came out sooo cute, I had to share her with you, these are fabulous to give as gifts at your next crop session, or for whatever. I am making these today and will be doing all sorts of characters....I will be giving this one away for friend's birthday this month. Here is the recipe on how I made my note cover with the ribbon pen holder:
cut cardstock @ 10 1/2" x 3 3/4
score @ 5 2/8, 5 3/8 (this covers tablets measuring 3.5"x5" 35 sheets of paper)
I used the red tape to adhere the tablet to the cardstock
I used gross grain ribbon for the pen loop-make sure your pen will slide easily through before placing red tape between the ribbon forming the loop.
cut your layers of cardstock to cover front  about 1/8" in from edge
*don't forget to leave room on the front of your cover for the pen to also fit, embellish your front with your favorite character
I used white gel to doodle on edges, stuck a pre-printed  from my computer "make a note" sign on front,
silk flower, pale-green brad center of flower, self stick pink pearl on Minnie's bow!
I also use pink gross grain ribbon for the flower stem. My paper is from stash, and DCWV polka-dot from Nana's grandkids paper pack.
I hope you are inspired to make something this the way, these would be great for christmas notepads or any holiday shopping you need it for,  to give or use for yourself.
Remember the sky is the limit for the use of these and you can make them any size to fit your needs!!
Until next time.....happy scrap crafting!