Just before the holiday, I made my first order at Paper Trey Ink and I must say I was very impressed. The quality of all the items is superb and you could tell the items were packaged with care. One of things I purchased was the 2 1/2" x 8" notepads. I couldn't wait to make a little notebook with them. Here's my first attempt...
I cut a piece of American Crafts cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/4". I aligned it on my Scor-Pal (starting at the 1" mark) and scored at the 3.666" (the mark just past the 3 1/2" mark) then turned my paper 180 degrees, re-aligned and scored at the same spot. This made a small spine on the cover to account for the bulk of the notepad. There may be an easier way to do this but this is what came easy to me. Then I cut a piece of the Zebra print patterned paper to 2 3/8" x 7 7/8" and adhered it to the front panel. Then, to create the flower I added a strip of green Crinkled Ribbon that I bunched up as I adhered it and added two small pieces for leaves. I stamped the sentiment using my JustRite 1 5/8" Just a Note set then cut it out using my Circle Nesties and inked it with my Quick Quotes Chalk Ink. I then layered that on top of two more layers cut using my Circle and Scallop Circle Nesties. The flower was adhered to the stem using a foam dot for added dimension.
This came together really quickly and I plan to make some more. I got 10 of the little notepads in one package for only $6. I think that was very reasonable. I also ordered a fun stamp set that I can't wait to put to use. Hopefully you'll see something from it very soon!
Thanks for dropping by today. I will be back tomorrow with a short post as it is my turn for Color Scheme Thursday on the Bella Digi Studio Challenge Blog. Hope you can stop by!