Only 43 days until Christmas! The hubby was out of town this past weekend, so I made major progress on some of my Christmas projects. I got all my gift tags made! I cut, scored, die cut, embossed and stamped all the elements for my Christmas cards (fifty of them!) All I have to do is assemble them. Woo Hoo! I also created a couple of Christmas note pads. These would be great for all that list making we tend to do this time of year!
For the Keep Calm and Be Merry note pad, I used the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack from Stampin’ Up and Classic Kraft cardstock from Papertrey Ink. The Keep Calm stamps are from Technique Tuesday. Love those! I used Chestnut Roan Chalk to ink all edges, and used Stampin’ Up’s Chocolate Chip ink for the sentiment. I also added some red gems.
I found the little note pads at Staples and used a strip of the DSP to cover up the blue binding. I used the Take Note Stamp set from Papertrey Ink to stamp “Things to Do”. The note pads are 3 1/2 x 5 1/4. I cut my kraft cardstock to 5 1/2 x 7 3/4, and scored at 3 3/4 and 4 inches. The DSP was cut to 3 1/2 x 5 3/8. I added a coordinating strip (1 1/4 x 5 3/8) of DSP down the middle. My sentiment was stamped on DSP and matted with Pure Poppy from Papertrey Ink.
I used the Take Note Stamp set and Pure Poppy and Classic Kraft patterned papers from Papertrey. The Christmas tree die is from Hero Arts. I used the Decorative Label Punch and Chocolate Chip Ink from Stampin’ Up. All edges were inked with Chestnut Roan Chalk ink. I used gingham ribbon and crystal gems for embellishment.
I cut the kraft cardstock to 6 1/2 x 8 1/2, and scored at 3 and 3 1/2. The patterned paper was cut to 2 3/4 x 8 1/4. I added a coordinating strip (1 1/2 x 8 1/4) of patterned paper down the middle. The sentiment was stamped onto Classic Kraft patterned paper and matted with Pure Poppy cardstock. Before I attached the patterned paper, I used my tape runner to attach a 16 inch piece of gingham ribbon.
These were quick and fun to put together. They would make a nice little gift for a friend or teacher.