It is that time of the year….the school year that is! Time to create some thoughtful teachers gifts. I always like to have a gift card (Barns and Noble is always a hit) with something that is hand made. One of my favorite gifts is a note pad. You have probably seen these all over blog land. I first saw them on this post from Nancy Riley and have loved making them ever since. But this year I thought it would be really nice to add a pen. I have one of these pads myself and always need a pen. So this time I added one. I purchased chip board 12×12 sheets from Michael’s and cut them to the same size as the note pads. Close to the top of the pad I stapled a piece of ribbon to the back of the stiff back of the original paper pad. Then I sniped into the trimmed piece of new chip board at the place where the ribbon was the same size as the stapled piece of ribbon. I hope I have not lost you. Next time in the process, I will take photos. I did have to add just a bit more to the spine of the note pad cover to accommodate the thicker notepad back. I used a Pentel R.S.V.P pen with this set. They are easy to add the paper into the barrel to match the note pad.
I was pleased with the way they turned out. I hope to get some more informative photos up. I’m sure my instructions are wacky!
I used My Minds Eye Paper and Papertrey Ink stamps for this project.
Hope you all have a wonderful day and good luck getting all of those teacher’s gifts done!!