I have a fun little non card project to share today. I broke out my new Free Spirits set from Paper Smooches and was immediately inspired by the "a tini note" sentiment and thought it would be fun to put together a little note pad gift set.
Cardstock: (white) Georgia-Pacific, (yellow) American Crafts, (green) Bazzill, Stamps: (sentiment, martini, olive: Free Spirits set) Paper Smooches, Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Memento, (green) ColorBox, Marker: Copic, Clipboard: Pebbles Inc.
I started with a mini clipboard that I picked up at the craft store. When I got it, it was kraft colored with polka dots, cute, but not what I was going for, so I covered it with yellow cardstock and added some green strips to form stripes. For the sheets of note paper themselves, I very simply stamped the sentiment, martini glass and olive, then colored in the drink. A pretty easy process and I made it through about 20 sheets before I decided to cheat and scan a completed sheet then print off the rest (shhh don't tell ;)
I thought it was lookin' pretty good, but still missing something. A customized pen turned out to be just the right finishing touch. A standard black ballpoint pen was the perfect place to start. I measured and cut a strip of white cardstock, stamped my olives, then wrapped it around my pen and adhered it. I then cut two strips of yellow cardstock to wrap the end with and finished it off with a black adhesive pearl.
I love the way it turned out! I was thinking of giving it as a gift, but I like it so much, I decided to keep it next to my work station and use it when ever I need to send little note to my hubby.
For more project using the Free Spirits set and others from Paper Smooches be sure to check out the blog.
Have a great day everybody!