Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Monogrammed Paper Holder

I am so excited today to show you what I created with my Notebook Pocket die.  See, I never seem to have any paper when I need to jot something down (like a card recipe perhaps) so this notebook is for me.  Oh, I will be making more for family and friends ... but see the initials on this one?  This took no time at all to create and the possibilities are endless!

I used my Big Shot and a black piece of mat board to create the notebook pocket.  If you have never used mat board before it is wonderful!  The pocket will hold 3” x 5” paper or index cards.

Now I will let you in on a little secret ... in this world of technology you would think I would have a Blackberry or PDA, but I don’t.  Actually, I had a PDA when they first came out; however, it didn’t seem to work for me.  I would throw it in my pocketbook and leave it there for a week and whenever I needed to retrieve any information from it the battery would be dead.  Yup, I would never remember to put it on the charger so that little piece of technology went to goodwill.

I make lists all the time and never have an issue with pen and paper ... lol.  I don’t know about you, but it makes me feel good to cross things off.  So, I hope this will inspire you to create something wonderful even if it is for yourself!

Paper Holder Recipe:
Stamps:  Monogram Sweet
Paper:  Black Mat Board, Deja Views Sweet Romance Black Damask Flocked Paper, Basic Black, Shimmery White
Ink:  Basic Black with Clear EP
Accessories:  1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Basic Black, Recollections Rose Brad, Nesties Labels Four, Sizzix Notebook Die
Techniques:  Embossing

15 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great idea donn and so elegant paper.
beautiful made.

greetings karin

Becky said...

Fabulous idea Donna, very elegant.

Pam~ said...

I love this, Donna! Chic and classy with the black and white! I'm with you, like to write down stuff and be able to cross it off. I do enjoy the computer and iPad, but can never be without my pen and paper! Enjoy your new paper holder!

Carrie Sampsel said...

Donna, this is sooo beautiful!! I love it and I actually pack a little notebook around with me because I am a big time list maker. I keep thinking I'm going to decorate it, but haven't yet.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
I'm a list person from way back and have a pad of paper in almost every room. The paper holder you made is very elegant looking and I love the monogram on it; your friends and family will appreciate one of these as a gift for sure.
Judith

Paige said...

ooh, so pretty! I too love decorated notebooks and notepads. It's always more fun to write in something pretty!

Rhonda Langley said...

Great idea! I love little notepads! I am a list maker-give me pen & paper any day. There is just something very satisfying about crossing off completed tasks!

Jennipher Lowery said...

What a fun idea Donna and this one is just gorgeous. I too am a pen and paper list maker. It just works, you know?

Polished Moxie said...

Donna, wonderful idea. I keep a small spiral notebook in my purse, but then I have to transfer the info into its final storage place. Your idea with the index cards makes a lot of sense.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

What an awesome idea and so elegant.

KER said...

gorgeous and practical...perfect

Connie B. said...

What a great idea... I love making lists and crossing them off as I go. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynne Phelps said...

Wonderful project. So elegant and lovely, yet useful; form and function equally pleasing!

Anne Marie said...

So elegant and beautiful! That paper is stunning. Lists are a good thing! I can't live without them! :)

gale said...

Gorgeous. Black and white look so cool together.

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