Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mini Composition Notebook Turned Gift Card Holder

I've posted about altering these little books before. With the holidays threatening coming soon, I had an idea to tweak them further.


Pretty nice, right? Here's the little addition...


Why yes, I'd love some coffee!  Of course I will be making these for my craft show, wouldn't they be terrific teacher gifts?


 On the subject of teachers (kind of), the cute vintage alphabet is from The Graphics Fairy.  I printed it onto white card stock. I also trimmed some heavy weight red card stock to cover the book, and used scrapbook tape to secure it.

The library pocket on the inside, was a template included in my Silhouette's software.  I sized it to fit both a gift card, and the inside cover.  It is also taped to the inside of the book.


Yes, I lined the inside of the covers with fun paper--it makes it more festive. 


Why not give a gift card in a holder that will be practical afterwards? Plus, the little pocket can hang onto receipts.. It's always handy to keep a little notebook in a bag, don't you think?

So tell me...do you think this a good craft show addition? Thanks...


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17 comments:

  1. I love that!!! Such a great and practical idea.

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  2. Fantastic Idea!! I have to do a "blog this" feature on you, you are a genius crafter.
    Warm Regards,
    Susan

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  3. Great idea, it is always nice to have a fun and useful way to give a giftcard.

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  4. It's a genius craft show addition and a fantastic way to give a gift card!

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  5. So cute Christine! Perfect for teacher gifts!!

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  6. This is SUCH a GREAT idea!! When I see these adorable little notebooks, I can't resist them. Often times I throw them in with a gift, especially if it is a gift card. I never once thought of adding an envelope to the inside to make it the GC holder. I love it!!! Thanks so much for the clever idea.

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  7. This is such a great idea and I am putting it on my to make Christmas list!

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  8. Goodness! I wouldn't have ever thought of that. What a good idea.:)

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  9. As a former teacher, I agree that this would be a fantastic teacher gift! Very nice!

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  10. So smart! It turned out lovely!

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  11. you are such a natural gift to the world of art lovers. keep going. your ideas are adorable

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  12. I know i bought one at some point but hav no idea where I put it LOL next time I will buy more and play cute idea :)

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  13. Beautifully done, Christine! I love the idea about the gift card pocket, and that vintage image on the cover is perfect!

    Thank you for lending your creative spirit to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17

    Jenn

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  14. Oh my goodness that is genius! :D Keep up the great work!
    Bekah from mylifeinalense-chelethecello.blogspot.com

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