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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Notepad


Good Morning! Our church is hosting a Ladies Inspiration Day at the end of the month and I am the committee chairperson in charge of coming up with the thank you gift that will be given to each of the ladies in attendance. This is what I came up with; it is a jr. legal pad that has been cut in half down the center. I really like this size and I think they make great little notepads to tuck into a purse, a briefcase or in the little pocket that is in most Bible covers. I got the original concept for cutting the legal pad from here. I have made lots of these in the past couple of years but I think this one is my favorite that I have done. The theme of the Ladies day is "Beautifully and Wonderfully Made" so I knew I wanted an elegant and timeless looking image but since I didn't feel up to the task of coloring a couple of hundred images, it needed to be one that could be a stand alone stamped image. Last month when we were in Indiana I found the perfect image at my favorite stamp store in the world, Papertrix. This image came from a set called Classic Ladies from Hot Off the Press and it's one of these sets that I loved every single image. Finding the sentiment was even harder because I wanted something that talked about inner beauty but would still fit on my 2 1/2" x 8" notepad. I found lots of sentiments about beauty in nature before finally finding this one which I thought fit the theme perfectly. The patterned paper, the card stock and the vellum that the image is stamped on is from Papertrey Ink. I thought the vellum added a more vintagy feel and Papertrey's vellum is amazing. The lace is from my ginaormous ribbon collection, the button from my equally large button stash and the image and sentiment were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

I am very happy with the end result and hope everyone that receives one enjoys it too. If you are local and want to attend, email me and I will send you the details.

Have a great day!

12 comments:

Kathy and Lucky said...

You should be happy with notepads, this is so elegant and classy. Love the button with those soft colors, beautiful.

Pat (mspfd) said...

This could not be more perfect, Gina! The attendees will love them.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

very cute! love the idea.

MiamiKel said...

Oh this is a beauty! Love the softness to it - and the vintage feel! Beautiful!!

jimlynn said...

Gina, this is just wonderful! LOVE that pretty, pretty image too. Very useful project!
Lynn

Marlene said...

That will make an awesome gift, Gina! Very pretty.

Scrapping Julie said...

amazing job gina!! love that paper from PTI.. great choice of stamp. i am sure your group will love it.

Elise said...

Hi Gina! Yes, this is so elegant and beautiful! I really love the sentiment on there .. so very very true.

Hugs,
Elise

The Mama Monkey said...

They will love it! The colors are so perfect...

Crafty Cre8tions said...

So pretty! What an elegant looking lady :)

Love the sentiment!!
Maria

Lorraine said...

Your notepad is beautiful, Gina! They will love it - you went through so much trouble to find the perfect elements. But did I read right - you're making a couple hundred? Wow, lucky ladies!

Jeremy and Samantha said...

Sounds like a fun time and what a great Thank you gift!!