Friday, November 20, 2009

Altered Notepads for Christmas Gifts

I wanted to share some of the Notepads that I have been doing as Christmas gifts for some of my friend's daughter's :) I need to do one Masculine also for my friend's son. Had forgotten about it.

I used the Junior Legal Pad from Staples and got it cut into half. It has been so much fun doing these :)

Some tips from my side,

1) I attached the notebook to the cardstock using scortape (or any double sided tape). It felt easier for me to put the scoretape on the card stock and then attach the notepad than the other way. :)

2) It was easier to get a few notepad fronts done as designing is only involved there. Then you can mass assemble the notepads because then you just have to score and attach :)

3) I cut my Card stock to 8x5 1/4. And to make the scoring easier, I put it on scorpal and scored it at 2.5 and then turned it around and again scored it at 2.5. This gave me a perfect 1/4 inch spine.

Stamp - PTI Take a Note, PTI Damask Designs
Ink - PTI Raspberry Fizz, PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Scarlett Jewel
Paper - PTI DP, BG Eskimo Kisses DP, PTI Kraft, Ocean Tides, Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, White CS
Other - PTI Ribbon, PTI Buttons, Circle Punches, Generic Gemstones.


Amy said...

These are all wonderful and I know the girls will love them!

Rebecca said...

I love these! They all turned out fabulous. My favorite is the one with the tea leaves paper, I just love it!!!

Susan said...

WOW!!! These are gorgeous Banu!!! Thank you for those tips, I will definitely use them the next time I make one. :)

Chrissy said...

adorable! i love these!

Joan said...

These came out great! Thanks for the tips. I bought some of the notepads but not the set. You are inspiring me to make something with them!