Wow, I can't believe it has been over a week since I have posted. I have been super busy getting ready for Christmas as I am sure many of you have been too. THere is always so much to do during the month of December and never enough time to do it. Plus my laptop crashed and I spent a week pouting about that since stupid idiot that I am didn't back it up so I lost everything! You just never think it is going to happen to you and then POOF! all of your hard work is gone in a split second. Well. after much thought, I have decided to try an online backup service from Carbonite. It comes highly recommended and you know that once you actually do back up all of your stuff, then your computer is much less likely to break…just Murphy's Law….Oh well…life goes on so I will start putting things back on my newly remodeled computer today. More hours of time that I don't have……why can't we just add about 6 more hours to each day so we can do all of the things that need to be done and also throw in a couple extra hours of sleep in there too! Well, I guess I should stop babbling about myself and actually talk about this project.
My friend Cindy Petersen showed me these cute notepad holders when we were at Founder's Circle a couple of months ago so I decided to make them for CHristmas gifts and also do them at my recent Stamp camp. The cases are the empty Stampin Up DVD cases that come in a pack of 4 for only $4.95! (pg 192). Then I made the front and back covers and slid those in the clear outside covers so you can actually change them out for each season if you want. The notepads do have to be cut down to 7 1/4 inches. They come 5×8 at any office supply store. You can actually get them cut right at the store too. THen I wrapped a ribbon around through the inside and tied on the outside.THe paper is from Deck the Halls and the letter is from our Big Shot alphabet set.
Here is a view of the inside. These are not fancy at all but you could add a clear envelope on the left side to put receipts or coupons in. I am keeping mine in my car because that is always the place I need to write something down and never seem to have any paper.