I am never thrilled about making multiples; but when I need to, I try to think of ways to streamline the process. For these party favors, I started with magnetic closure blank notepads (Sierra Pacific) which I purchased from HM Ben Franklin Crafts. The flat outside allowed me to simply apply Beacon 3 in 1 glue to the outside of the notepad and adhered it to the crinkle Japanese print paper. (I think I purchased the paper in large sheets from Celebrations.) Because the paper is thick and wrinkled, it nicely affixes to the notepad.
It is a simple matter to use a good quality scissors (Fiskars) to trim off the excess paper.
Next, I stamped the sentiments onto the die cut watercolor paper and rubbed Distress Ink onto the edges. Watercolor paper adds a nice texture to the sentiment panel.
The last step was to apply the circular stickers (from BFC and Celebrations) and mini calendars (Vippies). Sorry that the photos have some glare. The notepads were placed back into their original packaging and will be included in some favor bags with Xmas cookies. Well, that was simple and almost painless. LOL!
Okay, drumroll please......the winner of the $25 BFC gift card (chosen randomly from all the comments left on my Oct. posts) is Yvonne, who writes the excellent blog called, Do More With Less! Congrats to Yvonne and thank you to all of you in blogland who support my blog and send me encouragingly sweet comments. Happy Thanksgiving!