Happy June, everyone! My girls are going into their last week of school and then the summer fun begins - even though we are still waiting for warmer temps and less rain here in Minnesota...! We are looking forward to bike rides, camping trips, swimming & splash pads, library trips, and just hanging out in our new neighborhood.
It's also time for the Papertrey Ink senior design team challenge and this month we are revisiting the Take Note set. The "office" theme of this set is one that I really like and the coordinating notepads that you can get are perfect for inspiring all sorts of lists that need to be made.
I created a note pad pocket that I can hang near my desk or on my fridge to keep track of the lists that I am constantly making of things that I need to get done. The card is done with a simple collage like look that the Take Note set is perfect for.
I went through the note pad and stamped the "things to do" sentiment onto each page in Ocean Tides ink and then the pencil below it in Classic Kraft. The polka dot border on the bottom of the pages is stamped in Aqua Mist ink.
Stamping up a note pad like this is one of the simplest and fun things that you can do. Checking off to do lists? Not so fun most of the time. Checking off a to do list on a hand stamped note pad? Makes it more enjoyable for sure.
It's a perfect little gift idea.
The pocket is 2 pieces of cardstock 3 1/2" x 9 1/2" & 3 1/2" x 7" layered onto each other with the sides and bottoms stitched together. You could use adhesive or glue to attach the sides and bottom as well. Just make sure it's big enough for your note pad to slide in an out of. I just tucked the back cardboard piece into the pocket and it's ready to go.
A few eyelets and twine at the top make the pocket easy to hang.
I used the Spiral Notebook Page die cut from one of the note pad pages and then added stamped circles in a simple collage. The circles are my main focal point and I used the rule of three, keeping the circles in a bit of a triangle formation.
I really like the little Fine Linen strip that is stamped with pencils in Classic Kraft ink. It kind of has a wood grain feel to it, don't you think?
See you very soon for June release sneak peeks and the countdown!
Thank you for stopping by today!
all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Just a Note Card & Things to Do Note Pad Pocket
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" note pad pocket size: 3 1/2" x 9 1/2"
stamps: Take Note, Polka Dot Basics II
ink: True Black, Classic Kraft, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist
cardstock: Fine Linen, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist
other: white notepad, Spiral Notebook Page die, 1/2", 7/8" & 1 3/4" circle punches (EK Success), white eyelets (Stampin' Up!), tiny attacher (Ranger), jute twine (The Beadery)