Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Simply Sassy Notes

Hello friends.  I hope you're having an awesome day.  We're halfway to the weekend now ... yeah! 

I've used one of the images from the latest Simply Sassy release.  Rather than making a card, I decided to make a little notepad holder.  I always keep notepads sitting around to jot things down.  Seems like I have to write notes to myself all the time or I never remember anything lol!  And why have a boring old notepad when you can have a pretty one?  I used Carnival Balloon for my notepad holder today.  Isn't she adorable?  I colored her with copics and colored pencils.  I used some stickles on the flowers in her hair, and on the hearts on the balloon, her dress, and her shoe.  I stitched my image to some BoBunny papers and then adhered it my notepad holder.  I'm sure you've seen these holders all over blogland but in case you haven't, I'll share how I made mine.

My notepad is 3" x 5" and I cut my cardstock to 5 1/4" x 8 1/2".  If you're going to carry your notepad in your purse, you'll want to use the heaviest cardstock you can find.  Score the cardstock at 3/4", 4", 4 3/8" and 7 5/8".  Fold the two outer edges to the inside and adhere.  The back of my notepad is cardboard.  I applied adhesive to that cardboard and adhered it inside the holder.  I used Scor-pal adhesive because it's really strong.  I know that Christmas is a long way off but wouldn't these make great stocking stuffers?  Or great little gifts for your children's teachers?  They're easy peasy so give them a try.

Thanks for stopping by.

I would like to enter my notebook in these challenges:
Let's Ink It Up Challenge 13  -  Show Us Your Stitching
Lexi's Creations Challenge 38  -  Anything But a Card
Simon Says Stamp  -  Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenge 10  -  Anything Goes
Stamp:  Simply Sassy Sugar Nellie - Carnival Balloon (which you can find here
Paper:  BoBunny, Marco's
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, StarDust stickles, 3x5 notepad, Scor-Pal adhesive    


  1. Fabulous little notebook.. i love when you sue those colours .. so pretty
    Lisa x

  2. Anita this is just too darn cute! I am definitely gonna make one, you made it seem so simple, great instructions!

  3. Wow! I love this idea! TFS, its stinkin cute!

  4. Fabulous Anita...and beautiful colouring too hun..

    hugs Vicky xx

  5. This is absolutely adorable!! I think you should come teach me to colour like you!! xxx

  6. What gorgeous coloring, Anita!! I love your notepad holder. It's always so fun to make something *useful*, isn't it?

  7. So gorgeous Anita, very pretty notebook. I need to get some of these wee girlies.

  8. Anita - this is AWESOME!!! Well I just can't stop saying how much I love your coloring - but what a fabulous idea to make a little notepad/notebook holder!!! I mean how cute - and honestly - I love when you use green and blue together - it just look so fabulous!

  9. She's cute, awesome coloring and notepad holder!

  10. i love how your colors are so fresh and spring-y:)

    this is a really cute idea for a little gift!...thanks for sharing it!


  11. Oh this is gorgeous and adorable too.

  12. GORGEOUS!!! Anita, your cards get better every time I visit! Sooo jealous.. ;)

  13. Gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing!

  14. Fabulous card thank you for joining us at SFC this fortnight good luck in the draw x

  15. Wow your colouring is fab, gorgeous notebook holder! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
    Claire xx

  16. Really cute notepad holder Anita. Love the image and the colours.
    Thanks so much for joining in with Lets Ink It Up's Stitching challenge and hope you can join in again.
    Fliss x

  17. WOW, so pretty, anyone would love to have this in their bag. Mind you I'd need one to remember why I went into the kitchen sometimes :-D Sue xx

  18. very cute idea, anita! i love the blues and greens, your colouring and your oh so straight stitching! i'll add this to my to do list. :)

  19. Great card! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx