The notebook is 5x7. I took a dollar store find with flimsy covers and removed the covers and replaced with 2 pieces of kits 2 remember chipboard. I used 2 pieces of 8x8 chipboard and cut them down. Simply use the covers you remove for a template to punch the holes. I used some fun Cherry Arte papers, various flowers, buttons, diamond stickles and scraps of ribbon.
I added stickles to the inside of the flowers on the paper and along the edges of the diecut flowers. Instead of bling swirls, which was my first thought, I decided to go with stickle swirls. They don't show up really well in the photos but they add just enought shimmer. The alpas are some old Arctic Frog rubons.
I covered the front with this fun pattern and the back with just the green houndstooth pattern. The inside has a wide stripe paper and I made a little pocket on the front cover with the green. I just used a scrap of papper folded in the edges a little and used my circle cutter to cut a little spot out of the top.
I made a matching book mark with stickles on the flowers ans some Rebekka Erickson rubons.
here is the inside. I will tuck the bookmark and either some cash or a gift certificate in here for her.
Of course there had to be a matching card too.
I used this fun digi stamp from Simply Sassy Designs for this. I layered 2 images together and popped them off the card. I used scraps from the previous project, along with various flowers, stickles, button, ribbon and Fiskars punch. The sentiment is a Studio G stamp. I just stamped on a scrap of paper and cut into a tag. It is the perfect size for this little gift! Again I added stickle swirls.
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I rolled the edges of the diecuts t give a little more depth.
I think these would make great teacher gifts as well. It is hard to believe that it is time to start thinking along those lines again. It seems summer just started. But they start back here this week and the next. Have a great weekend and happy crafting. I plan to get some things made this weekend! Woo Hoo!!
This works for several challenges
High Hopes-sparkle and shine
Color Create-pink, orange, green
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