Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Simply Take a Note

Good evening Sassy peeps.  I hope you've had a wonderful day so far. 

For my post today I decided to make a little notepad holder, rather than a card.  I always keep little notepads around to jot things down in, so why not have a pretty notepad?  I used Carnival Balloon on my notepad holder and colored her with copics and colored pencils.  I used some Stardust stickles on the flowers in her hair, and on the hearts on the balloon, her dress, and her shoe.  I stitched my image onto some BoBunny paper and then adhered this to the front of my notepad holder.

You've probably seen the instructions for these holders all over blogland, but in case you haven't I'll share how I made mine.  My notepad is 3" x 5" and I cut my cardstock 5 1/4" by 8 1/2".  If you plan to carry your holder in your purse, make sure you use the heaviest cardstock you can find.  Score your cardstock at 3/4", 4", 4 3/8", and 7 5/8".  Adhere the two flaps on each end to the inside of the holder.  Place adhesive on the back of your notebook and adhere it to the inside of the holder.  I use Scor-pal tape because it's very strong.  That's all there is to it.  OK, I know Christmas is a long way off but I think these would make cute little stocking stuffers.  Or how about one of these cuties for one of your child's teachers?

If you haven't seen Autumn's post from earlier today, be sure to scroll down and check it out.  Don't forget we'll have a fabulous tutorial to share with you tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy - Carnival Balloon  (which can be found at Funky Kits)
Paper:  Bo Bunny, Marco's
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Stardust stickles, Scor-pal tape, 3" x 5" notepad


  1. Beautiful and very neat stitching.

  2. Gorgeous hun! Love your coloring and the sewing!!

  3. It's just lovely Anita, bet you're just writing notes about just about anything now aren't you ;o)

  4. This is just gorgeous! I LOVE your colouring and the colour combo is just awesome.

    What a neat idea, and thank you very much for the instructions - gotta give this one a go! So pretty!!

    xo Lou.

  5. Totally gorgeous - such pretty colours and that stitching is so tidy!!! Jo x

  6. Love it! The coloring and color combinations are so fresh. Thanks for sharing Anita :)

  7. Love it Anita! Beautiful colornig and thanks for the mini tut!!

  8. Love the way you've used spotted paper which picks up on the spots of her belt. Your stitching accents the stitiching of the balloon too & it's a lovely non cluttered/non bulky notepad to keep in your handbag whilst being very pretty. Definitely a good stocking filler.
    Paula (PEP)

  9. Love it Anita, beautiful colouring and looks just fab. Hugs Tracy x