January 19, 2013

Bird Cage Note Pad and Card

Hi ~ Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway one more time this month.  I am filling in for Bobby (Sassy Dude) today at She's A Sassy Lady.

I made this darling note pad and gift card for my good friend Jenny.

I used my Imagine More Cards cartridge with my Cricut Imagine to find my image and patterned paper.

I changed my mind on the patterned paper I first printed out.  I also made my Bird Cage image a little too big.  Had I used Cricut Craft Room, I would have been able to see that (oops)!

So I tried again and printed the bird cage smaller along with some other images for another project. When I use my Imagine, I tend to print off many images to use as much of my paper as I can.

Instead of patterned paper, I went with a solid pink.  I used this ribbon from Michaels.  It is actually Christmas ribbon, but I liked it because it had music notes on it.  Birdies sing a lot, so I thought this would be perfect!!

I tied the ribbon on my 4x4 card front with the bow on the side.

I inked the bird cage image with Vintage Photo and adhered it on top of the ribbon.

What a lovely card!

I inked and adhered the bird cage image to a 3 x 5 inch piece of pink cardstock.  I tied the ribbon around the pink cardstock.

I mounted the pink cardstock onto a bright blue cardstock sized to 3 1/16 x 5 1/16 inches.  I find this tiny bit larger size works great as a cover for 3x5 blank notecard pages.

I used my Bind-it-All to punch and bind my notebook with 1/2" wires.

If you want to see how to bind these note pads, I have a tutorial HERE.

I love making note pads to give as gifts.  It is a fun way to keep a grocery list or document tidbits for scrapbook layouts!

I hope Jenny likes my gift to her.  I love how bright it is ~ especially in the cold and snowy winter here!!!


Karon said...

Lori - this is such a beautiful gift set. Fabulous. TFS

Valerie said...

It's so neat that the Imagine can print the images out that you want (wish I had one!); your cards are lovely!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Lori, this set is just adorable! I love the colors and the design you made. This makes a great little set! Thanks for sharing with us today!

Lisa said...

Very pretty set, love the birdcage and the ribbon.

Java Jen's Creations said...

Beautiful set!!! Just lovely!! The Imagine is so great for these kind of projects! I love mine!