Friday, 29 May 2009

Bright & Bold Notepad

One of my favorite paper crafting companies is BoBunny, and their creative people recently had some great teacher appreciation gifts on their blog.

If you scroll down BoBunny's blog, you will see where I got the idea for the notepads that I've made and displayed here.

The flowers are all from Stampin' Up rubber stamp sets. The images have been colored with Stampin' Up! ink pads and Copic Ciao markers. Then they were cut out, so they could be easily moved around and displayed. The bit of flourish is a clear stamp set by Amy Smyth and Inkadinkado.

I used my ProClick to bind the notepads, which are made from 12 x 12 pieces of black cardstock, which has been cut into quarters (6 x 6). White copy paper was then cut into squares. If you don't have a personal binding machine, buy notepads and adhere the cardstock and embellishments to them.

When making the notepads, I discovered that I didn't have stamps that were large enough to create the word 'notes.' I tried free-handing and using stencils, but alas, nothing looked right. In the end, I created a piece of faux notepaper and computer-generated the image, which I have posted below. You can save and use them in your own notepad project.

I have posted in two ways: 1) notepaper with the word 'note' and 2) notepaper only, so that you can stamp the word 'note' if you have large enough alphabet stamps.

Degree of difficulty on this project: super easy

Amount of time: Very time-consuming and fiddly; however, it gives your hands something to do if you are sitting in front of the television!