Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Covered notebooks and Clipboard calendars

Good morning :) 

I have to apologise for the state of these photos!!! I had been so busy making the books I didn't have time to take decent pictures of them and Richard took these ones while we were getting ready to go to the craft fair at our local primary school.   The first pictures are of little kraft coloured notebooks and pen sets which I covered back and front with various designer papers.  I think I mostly used Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon, Doodlebug & My Minds Eye papers.
The die cuts on the front of each book (apple, hearts, strawberries, mushrooms, flowers, squares & circles) were all cut out with the Sizzix Big Shot using a mixture of Sizzix, Cuttlebug and Nestabilities dies. The word 'Notes' was cut using the Tim Holtz - Chip Block - decorative strip die.

To make the clipboards, cut a piece of chipboard 3¾" x 4½"  and cover with paper.  Cover a mini bulldog clip with matching paper (I find using double sided tape the easiest).  Tape the calendar to the covered chipboard base and add your decorated clip to the top.  Tie matching ribbon to your clip and decorate the bottom of the calendar as desired.
The notepad is made using a pad of sticky notes and covering with plain or embossed card.  The sentiment 'A little note' is computer generated using 'Sophie' font and if you don't tape the notepad to the clipboard (just use the clip) you can replace it when it's all used up!

The little tags (tied around the top of the bags) were punched out with Stampin Up's Jewellery tag punch and the 'hand crafted' is from the Tiny Tags stamp set (I really love that set) It's stamped with Chocolate Chip ink.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to be back soon with some cards and maybe a mini book....!

Take care :)
Sarah x