Wednesday, March 12, 2008

note pads cut in half


So remember a while back when my friend Chris sent me one of these notebooks, well I had to make one...they are so cute. So last weekend I went to Office Max, and bought a package of 12 notebooks {8 x 5 1/2 in}, then I took it to the counter {where you get copies done and stuff.} and asked them to cut the notebooks in half, so now they are 8in x 2 1/2in, and now you have 24 cut notebooks. I did get charged 75 cents for each cut {he made two cuts}, but I hear some places will not charge you for each cut.
I got a piece of white cardstock 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in...you need to leave room to score and a for a little bit of the cardstock to hang over the edges of the notebook. I believe I scored my paper at 2 1/2 inches and 2 3/4 inches, then I did the same with this paisley pink dp that i put over the cardstock. I did this because the dp is really thin and I needed something a little sturdier, to hold it all together. I punched out a scallop circle and used the borders and corners monogram set, to stamp the circle in spring moss, then in stazon black I stamped the "A" & underneath the ribbon I stamped "absolutely fabulous" from PTI Mixed Messages stamp set. The spring moss grosgrain ribbon is also by PTI. I put dimmensionals underneathe the scalloped circle, so I could add a prima. This is really simple and so affordable to do. Time is really sneaking up on me and I have a million things to do before we move, but I really want to make more of these as gifts.



13 comments:

Chris said...

i love this paper!! very cute...you did a great job on this little notebook. she'll love it...

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This is fantastic! What a GREAT gift!

Flossie's Follies said...

This is adorable, what a great idea, thanks for sharing.

Alexandra said...

Oooh girl, this is fabulous! Love the papers you used, and hey, it must be for me, it has an A on the front - LOL! Great project Latisha! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lisa said...

What an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing. Lisa SBS10

Rochelle W said...

Super cute. I got some of these too but when I got home I realized that I bought the note pads with no top. Oh well, the girls have a lot of spelling test practice paper. LOL
Rochelle SBS10

Chrissy said...

Very pretty Latisha, it is lovely :-)

Jennie Skaggs said...

This is gorgeous....I will have keep this idea in mind. Thanks for sharing...Jennie

Alyssa Walters said...

OOO! I love this! I always see your stuff and say "I have to try that!" I love PTI -- you've done a great job!
SBS10

Joyful said...

Neat!!! Now I've gotta try it.
sbs10

Whimsey said...

ADORABLE; love the colors!!

~Michele
SBS10

Michelle said...

Latisha! This is gorgeous! What a great idea. I'll be having a little look here to see what I can make along these lines. Thanks.
Have a relaxing Easter, if you possibly can! Take care
Michelle SBS10

chelemom said...

Love this idea!!! So cute!

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