Welcome to my stop on this Creation Station blog hop
The theme of this blog hop is note pads, school and Kinda Eclectic.
I have created school achievement gift for my niece Bailey,
last week my sister was contacted by the school that Bailey
was receiving a special award on Friday and suggest she attend.
Bailey is a HUGE Stampin’ Up! Fan and demo in the making,
she has said on many occasions when she grows up she wants to
be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, were most kids play
students and teachers, she has been found playing
Stampin’ teacher and students, showing her little sister or
her pretend students how they need to make their cards.
I would normally make her a card for this achievement, however
inspired by this blog hop, I made her a note pad that she can sit on her desk.
Her favourite Stampin’ Up! Colours are a little too bright for me
but I tried my hardest to stick to her colours of
Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay.
I did use Strawberry Slush ink because it was not on my
ink pad catty and I think I gave it to her. Not my colour at ALL.
I have stamped all the pages with an image from
Kinda Eclectic, I had three designs. It was very fast I did all
of one design then moved onto the next. I think they look great.
The note pad it self I picked up at a dollar store
it was just a plain white memo pad and I just created the
cover with Bermuda Bay Cardstock.
One of the greatest things about handmade gifts is
that we can personalise the item,
I have put “Bailey” on the front with Silver Glitter Paper
and cut them out with the Little Letters Thinlits dies
I liked them but they need a little dimension.
Inspired by the challenge over at Just Add Ink
to add chipboard this week, I thought I could create
my own chipboard look by sticking a few layers of each
letter on top of each other, creating a faux chipboard look.
You can see in the image below the difference
between one layer and this layered look.
As I did not make her a card
I thought I better wrap the note pad up to look cute.
I will write her a little note on the back of the tag.
Way to go! Is a saying I use alot, so this stamp set
is a keeper for me! I LOVE IT.
Now one last thing to need to explain, I wanted the tag to have a
softer look like the note pad cover with the watercolour,
the greeting was very bold with I stamped it out the first time
so I had a second go, then kissing the crosshatch
butterfly to the re-inked greeting.
Creating this look that I think looks a little watercoloured.
Monday night she will get this gift, as we have Family Dinner
every Monday night, if someone has achieved something
then the family dinner is often stepped up to a celebration dinner
and they get to choose the meal we have.
Bailey has requested Grandma’s Corn and Chicken soup
like she always does, in fact both my nieces pick the soup!
Well I hope you enjoyed that!
Next up in Sara and she has some back to school inspiration..
If you want to head backwards, you are seeing Cindy
Here are the items I used:
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