9/13/2013

Papercraft Star #161 ~ Room #18!

Hi there and a happy Friday to you! It's a bit gloomy here today, scattered sprinkles and cloudy skies. A good crafty kind of afternoon. I decided to put together a little gift for my daughter-in-law after seeing the inspiration photo at Papercraft Star. I focused on the colors of the photo along with the vintage feel it has. This is what I came up with...



I dug deep into the antique archives of my 6x6 paper stash and pulled out a few pieces of Cosmo Cricket: Circa 1934 paper. The colors sang to me and the paper said pick me pick me!! This is a pretty straight forward project. I started with a kraft base, scoring it to fit two PTI vintage cream note pads. I added a length of Pure Poppy satin ribbon with Scor Tape. Next I covered the front with my DP. It doesn't show in the photo (the bow is covering it) , but there is a scallop die cut strip covering the seam where the top and bottom papers meet. It's a sweet little polka dot strip too, shucks wish you could see it!!


For the focal portion of my project I die cut two SB labels 18. One using the coordinating DP and one from cream cardstock. A small Inkadinkado monogram ~E~ was stamped in Smokey Shadow ink. You see my sweet daughter-in-law, a first grade teacher, is a Mrs. Elton too *wink* I used a small paper bloom from my stash and topped it with a tiny apple that I cut in half. This little chalkboard tag is one my SIL (aka: stamping buddy) gave me eons ago. I wrote the room number on it with a white Gelly Roll pen. You can also see a bit of the kraft cardstock binding I added to the edge of the notepads. I cut a one inch strip to length, stamped it with the adorable Precious Remembrance stitching stamp then adhered it with one inch Scor Tape.



Inside are the two PTI vintage cream notepads ready for her to do lists!! I'll be giving this to her tomorrow at a family gathering.We're having a late birthday celebration for my dad. You see he has three grandchildren, our son and my brother's two daughters. One of the girls lives in NYC and doesn't get to come home that often. She and her hubby are in town for a friend's wedding today. Then tomorrow we get to have a bday party for my dad!! This was his request. No big fuss just a cookout with the family when we can all be together!!




I'm also entering this in the latest Ribbon Carousel challenge upon the advice of my friend Savannah!
That's all for me, time to get dinner in the works. Salmon today! Thanks for taking a peek, have a great weekend ~Lisa


20 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa what a perfect gift, love your notepad which is just perfect for a teacher who needs to write notes all of the time.

Brenda said...

Awesome gift Lisa! I love those papers (sadly my little pad is still waiting to be used!). Enjoy the Salmon, my favourite fish. I pinned something on on Pinterest Fish board a while ago and I only use that to make the salmon, it works every single time!

Kara said...

Great notepad!!

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE this, Lisa, with those FAB papers and apple and monogram! What a LOVELY gift! THX for playing with us at Papercraft Star!

Ros Crawford said...

I'm a sucker for notebooks and this is gorgeous!! Thank you so much for playing along at Papercraft Star!!

Lisa said...

Love this little gift idea! This turned out amazing and I'm sure the other Mrs. Elton will enjoy it :) LOVE these papers!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my gosh, Lisa, what a treasured gift this is going to be for her! She may have trouble even using it, it's so beautiful! You have put a lot of TLC into it and it shows!!

I'm sorry I've not been able to get by for a few days. I've enjoyed catching up with your always tremendous designs! I love your new blog look, too!!

(I didn't see an update ~ but I may have missed it ~ I'm hoping that Max is all better! Hugs, Darnell)

Sleepy Stamper said...

Lisa this is a beautiful project! I adore this paper line. What a thoughtful gift for your daughter-in-law. Thank you so much for sharing this with us over at the Papercraft Star.

Anitra

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous project Lisa! I love the apple embellishment and little tag! Perfect patterned paper for the challenge! Thanks so much for joining along with the PCS! Your SIL is going to love this gift!

Mona Pendleton said...

Meant DIL :)

Marybeth said...

Lisa I love the two sided notepad! You have decorated this beautifully ,and your timing could not be better...I always forget to order these and tonight I will remember. This is gorgeous ,love the papers and the sweet room # tag.
Our weather could not be more different. .

Greta said...

Happy birthday to your dad! I can only imagine the look on your DIL's face when she gets this wonderful gift! So unique & personal!

Christina said...

Your notepad is so pretty! I love these vintage-inspired papers and your apple embellishment. What a perfect gift for your DIL!

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous notebook cover. So creative. :)

Geri said...

Boy, this turned out beautiful! LOVE the colors and patterns...so warm and cozy!!! (I can say that now that we've had a couple days of weather that has me excited about Fall!!!) Sweet project, dearie!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! This is amazing, Lisa! I LOOOOOOOOOVE the little apple and the ribbon- they match this paper PERFECTLY! I have some of this paper stashed away... MUST USE IT ASAP! LOVE:)

Enter this in the Ribbon Carousel challenge for Sept too!!! It's also fits! LOVE:)

Jinny Newlin said...

This is simply BEAUTIFUL, Lisa! LOVE your choice of patterned papers and that scrumptious, red bow! A treasured gift for sure.

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE this!! The patterns and that apple are AWESOME and it will be LOVED and appreciated I'm sure!! Have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Barb said...

Lisa you are so talented! It's amazing...beautifully done!

Michelle said...

Lisa,your D-I-L will love this! Such a pretty way to dress up a note pad!