My Husband’s Wife… Jr. Legal Pad Cover
I love amusing stamps (both images and greetings) and have purchased quite a few of them. Unfortunately, they are not always appropriate for birthday, anniversary, thank you, and get well cards which is what I make/send most. While they are fun as “just because” cards, I often don’t have time to create and send cards like that. I originally saw some gorgeous notepad covers created by Kathy Krug which she posted in her StampTV Gallery (and HERE on her blog) and then found a YouTube video tutorial by Melissa The Stamp Doc (HERE) showing how to make them. I thought they’d be the perfect “canvas” for some of my sillier stamps and would make great stocking stuffers so I decided to make some for the Rolling Green Golf Club’s Holiday Boutique. I have to say I had a lot of fun with this project!
I went with a simple, playful design for my covers. The sentiment stamp on this one is called “My Husband’s Wife…(RWD035)” by Riley and Company. The image is from an Art Impressions set distributed by Hampton Arts and sold at Michaels (Item# 10387640). (There is no name on this particular set, but “Aged to Perfection” or “Wine Diva” seem to work when I searched the set on google.) This set is made exclusively for Michaels and is not sold on the AI website. I stamped the sentiment and image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Markers (chair: R89 and E49; dress: R81, R83, R85 and R89; hair: E47; Wine: Y32, E33, and E31; skin: E50, E33, E31, E04, and R21)
The cover was made with white card stock. Then I created a decorative panel and adhered it to the front. The printed paper is called “Savannah Dot” by Scrapworks. The solid card stock is Gina K Cranberry Tart and Sweet Corn. I created the pattern on the Sweet Corn card stock with a stamp called “Florentine Scroll Background” by Hero Arts and Gina K Sweet Corn ink. It’s hard to see in the photo above, but I added “texture” to the vertical Cranberry Tart strip with a stamp from the “Frame & Filler” set by Gina K Designs and Gina K Cranberry Tart ink.
The adhesive pearls were from Michaels (in the “impulse shopping” bins by the checkout counter) and were a perfect match to the Cranberry Tart card stock!
I made a pocket (a square envelope cut in half, diagonally) with my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and adhered it to the inside, back panel. The back, cardboard panel of the note pad slips into this pocket which holds the notepad in place and allows for easy replacement when all the paper is used.
The Jr. Legal Pad (5″ x 8″) was purchased at Staples.
This is one of several notepad cover designs I created. More to come…
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