Monday, August 4, 2014

Crafty Secrets August Linky Party and DT Challenge

OMG!  It's AUGUST already!!
Hello my friends and all you Crafty Secrets Lovers!
It's time once again for a new Linky Party over at the 

Before I share my project & tutorial with you, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Design Team Members.  We are very excited to be having these ladies joining in our challenge/linky party fun and I know you're going to be inspired by the variety of styles these ladies create with!
Diane Hover of Nellie's Nest
Shantaie Fowler of Inking Pink
Melody Brouthers Clement of Paper Melody's
Gloria Stengel of Scraps of Life
(Gloria was our July Guest Designer and has agreed to stay on 
for another 3 months and hopefully longer!)

Now, onto my project/tutorial . . .

Although YOU can create ANYTHING using Crafty Secrets products to enter our monthly challenge, the design team follows a theme and this month it is Fall/Back to School.

I've started working on projects for my upcoming Fall Craft Shows and decided to make some Post-it Note Booklets as well as some larger Note Pad Booklets.  So I thought I'd share the larger 'Note Pad Booklet' with you today!  
The Crafty Secrets products I have used today are:

Note pads are 3" x 5" size.  You can find solid or ruled page packs
at most any store that carries stationery supplies.

STEP 1:  Cut your booklet base of at least 80# cardstock 
6 7/8" x 5 1/2"  
(you can get 2 booklets out of one sheet of 81/2 x 11 paper).

STEP 2:  Score on the length (6 7/8") side at
3 1/4" and 3 5/8"
This creates your 'book binding'.

 STEP 3:   Apply adhesive to the back side of your 
paper pack and adhere it to the inside
of the back panel of your booklet.

Now comes the fun of DECORATING!

You can decorate these note pad booklets as elaborate or as simple as you desire!
I'm keeping mine relatively simple since I'm sure the ladies 
will want these to carry in their purse ... you never seem to have a piece of scratch paper when you need it!!  LOL!  These will take care of THAT problem!

With all the different themed papers, images, and ephemera Crafty Secrets carries, you could create some fabulous, personalized gifts for the upcoming holiday season.  

Here's one for this upcoming school season.  Your child's teacher would love having one of these on hand to jot down those last minute notes ...

So much fun!

Remember, to come join in our challenge fun!

EVERYONE who plays wins a $6 gift voucher to THE STORE and a change to be the BIG $50 WINNER!!!  If you are new to Crafty Secrets, there are freebies available to help get you started (scroll down the sidebar of our blog) ... PLEASE come play along!

Challenges to share in:
Craft-dee Bowz - Anything Goes with a Bow
All Crafts August/September Challenge - Anything But a Card
Artistic Inspiration Challenge - Anything Goes/Back to School
 Crafting From the Heart -  Anything Goes
Butterfly Challenge - Summertime Butterflies

Okay ... how about ONE MORE???
The front panel on this one is from the Birds & Botanicals Images & Journal Notes Booklet.
The possibilities are ENDLESS!!!

Sorry about the LONG POST ... so much to share ... but I'm glad you stuck with me!

Need inspiration ... as well as our 'newbies', be sure to check out the rest of the team ... amazingly talented ladies!


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love keeping a little notepad like this in my purse! These are so pretty, and practical, too! I like that! Great tutorial, Dar!

Elizabeth said...

These are great Darlene. Another thing you can do with these is you can find bridge tally booklets (same as the post it's) in game stores and make personalized tally booklets. If I get right at it I could make some of these for Christmas stockings. Great tutorial Darlene.

Shantaie said...

Thank you for such a warm and sweet welcome! I am the queen of sticky notes { pretty sure my family has another way of putting it} so I LOVE this project! thanks!!!! said...

I love this idea and your covers are wonderful!

Michele Kovack said...

What a great idea!!! I love little gifts for Cort's teachers and aides, I may have to make some of these!

Donna Maligno said...

Great looking card, Darlene. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!

Sheila Rumney said...

Love the idea of a note pad! I always keep one tucked in my purse. Thanks for the great tutorial!

Nicole Setter said...

Thanks for sharing your great card at CFTH this week.
Cheers Nicole

Gloria Stengel said...

These are so great. I love to make note pad holders of all sizes. They make great gifts! These are wonderful! I love the floral one most!

Desire Fourie said...

Darlene these notepads are so fun and always very handy to have close by. Love your decorations on all of them.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Rocky said...

What a great idea, love them. Thank you for joining us at All Crafts Challenge.

Diane said...

Very cute and creative...wonderful little extra gifts to tuck in for a friend (hint...hint) are so pretty and love the different designs you have used to make then unique!!

theresa dickinson said...

great creations thanks for sharing over on artistic inspirations x

Cynthia said...

Adorable creations, Darlene. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cammie said...

Darlene, these are such beautiful little notebooks. I can never have too many notepads and the prettier the better. Thanks for the clear instructions and lovely inspiration.

Mrs A. said...

These are all pretty but I love the butterfly decorated one the most. Thankyou for showing us over at Craft My Life. Hugs Mrs A. (D.T).

Mrs A. said...

Hi Darlene,
Would love to see you enter the butterfly notebook over at my Butterfly challenge which is currently summertime butterflies. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Mrs A. said...

So glad you linked up. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).