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!!!