Saturday, January 31, 2009

Gift for a friend

I made this card & scratch pad holder for a friend of mine that I thought needed some cheering up. I've had this Lasting Impressions polka dotted paper forever and never knew what to do with it. I usually use their paper to emboss on and cut the embossed pieces out. It never dawned on me to use it as a background paper until now! Duh! I embossed the flowers and put a doodlebug sugar coated brad through the centers. I adhered them to the card using foam tape, then stamped "to a sweet friend" at the bottom with an A Muse stamp.

To make the scratch pad, I bought a pack of small plain scratch pads at Staples. I then cut a piece of cardstock to fit around the scratch pad and created the topper to (somewhat) match the card. I didn't have any extra of the polka dot paper so I used some other Lasting Impressions scrap paper for the topper. I used the same A Muse stamp to stamp the sentiment at the bottom of the first page. I love how this turned out, and I hope my friend loves it too!

Hope you have a great weekend. I have a busy one planned, two Caps home games this weekend. Hoping for a 2 win weekend!


Suzanne :O ) said...

what a swell gift set! I'm sure they will bring a smile to your friend's face :D

ant me. said...

This is really great! Isn't it funny how many different ways we can doll up a scratch pad or a pack of gum? LOL I will tell you honestly! this is the cutest pad holder I have seen. Ever! I love it!


Susan said...

Really pretty Heidi! I think your friend will love it.

rubberstampinzone said...

Cute, cute, cute Heidi. You really have a way with making anything you touch look like a million bucks!
I saw that your Capitals beat the Senators! Bet that made you smile : )