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Lori ~YOU ARE HERE!!
I made some quick and easy note pads to use as Thank You Gifts. I love using my Bind-It-All to make note pads. I created these snowman note pads that can be used all winter long. I cut the covers out of watercolor paper 3 1/8 inch by 5 1/8 inch using my paper trimmer. I used 40 sheets of 3x5 blank notecards for my pages. Because I make these frequently, I cut scraps of patterned papers into 3x5 rectangles so I always have some ready to go!
I found my snowman from the Snow Friends cartridge. I put two snowmen and two of each of the layers on the mat.
On Layer 2, I placed a 3x5 rectangle so I could size the snowman. I sized the snowman when it was grouped with all of the layers so they would all size together. Then I duplicated it and separated the pieces on the mat by color of paper needed to cut.
I loaded my paper on the mat....
and cut out all of the pieces.
I did not use the face pieces or buttons.
Instead I used Black Diamond, Orange Peel and Crystal Stickles.
Here is the snowman after the Stickles dried. I found some blue and white dotted paper in my scraps to use as a background. I took one of the extra note cards and tore it into a snow hill for the background.
I used my ATG gun to adhere the snowman to the cover. I put a piece of blue paper on the back cover as well.
I put the covers together.
I put them in the Bind-It-All together and pushed down the handle to punch the holes.
To assemble, take the back cover and flip it over and on top of the front cover. Then feed the O Wire through the holes.
The seam of the wire should be resting on the inside of the back cover.
Place the notepad in the Bind-It-All and push down the handle to close the wire.
Flip the back cover up and over to the back where it belongs.
And here you have a binded note pad.
I added some ribbon to finish it off. One of these note pads is going to my husband's secret santa person at work. The other is a thank you gift for my blog candy winner.
Yes, you heard right ~ I have blog candy!! In order to qualify for this candy, you need to be or become a follower on my blog AND leave me a comment telling me what you would use this note pad for.
I am so glad you hopped by today! Your next stop is Mari!