Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Purse Notepads

So many bloggers have shown their cute decorated mini tablets that I decided to give it a try. (See the top cupcake one.) It turned out well but since I carry a rather small purse, it was a little bulky. I really needed a teeny tiny notebook with just a few pages to scribble down an e-mail address, book title, or cell phone number. On the day that I was working on the first tablet I also misprinted a stack of papers because I wasn't watching the printer. I hate wasting paper so I decided to cut up the used computer paper into 2-1/4"x3" for the pages of a mini notebook (only the unprinted side of the paper will be used for note taking). I made a cover from scrap printed cardstock (4-5/8" x 3-1/4") and 7/16" to 11/16" wide ribbon remnants (to cover spine).

I simply folded the cardstock over the papers and stapled them in place. Then I used the ribbon to cover the sharp edges of the staples so they won't snag anything in my purse. I also made matchbook style mini notebooks using 3-1/4" x 5-1/2"pieces of cardstock and gluing ribbon over the staples on the front and back. I like that I was able to repurpose the printed computer paper, scrap cardstock, and ribbon remnants. Decorating the mini notebooks was fun too because I finally found another use for those tiny Hello Kitty stickers. I used Scribbles to highlight some of the images on the printed cardstock covers and added some rub-on designs. These mini recycled notebooks would be good to include with your greeting cards or use as a gift tags.

The second photo is the two -part treat holder made from the Sizzix scallop bag die that I said I would finish and show you. It is a version of the three -part Valentine treat holder (made using the same die) that I showed you on a previous post and explained in our website (http://www.bfcraftclub.com/) projects. This treat holder could be adapted to an Easter theme.

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Wow, you have been busy creating! Love your cute little mini notebooks. I really should make myself one too since I'm always looking for scratch paper in my bag.

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