Friday, November 14, 2008

Friendship Top Note Book




I have a very dear friend of mind with a birthday coming up. We do not see each other very often, but we had lunch this week and when I saw this blog with these little books, I knew exactly what I was going to do for my friend.

I used Green Tea DSP and Old Olive, Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze cardstock and ink. I used various stamp sets through out (the book was only 4 pages). All the stamps where friend related. On each page I wrote with a Stampin' Write marker 1 reason why I feel like my friend is a good friend to me. When I gave it to her I told her that this way she can look at it whenever she wants and know that I am her friend and will always be there for her, even though we don't talk all the time. She cried and was happy with the little book. I used chipboard for each page of the book and covered it with either DSP or cardstock and used my Bind it All to put it all together. Very simple project. Then I needed a gift bag for this and her other present (a gift card). So I made a little bag that I've been wanting to do since I saw it on this blog last year! Now these colors didn't match the DSP 100%, but very close.


For this I used the Carousel Notes I bought last year, so this is actually Sky Blue. I used the Garden Tea DSP again, Certainly Celery ribbon, Jumbo eyelets, misc flower and brad and Creative Memories Cutting system to cut the circle. I used my Crop A Dile too! this was the perfect little bag for her gifts and she loved it. This was very easy to make as well. It is funny, I see these projects that look like fun but I stay away from them or put them off because they sound a little complicated, then I do them and I think how easy it was, why didn't I do this sooner?!





10 comments:

Lori said...

These are both great projects! I am sure your friend loved it and will smile every time she sees it.

ScrappyGypsy said...

How sweet! I am sure your friend loved it! I think your work is just super!

AnnMarie said...

Love this idea! So cute!

Savitri said...

So so cute!!! I love that purse. I've never done one and would love to try.

Kathy said...

I am so loving this top note book! Can't wait to get my own die so that I can do it, too! The little purse is really cute, too. Love your work!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Ouuuuuu! These are iresistably CUTE! Love the softness of the DP and what gorgeous ways to use the die cut shapes. Wicked sweet work. Such fantastic gifts! Hugs, :O) mel

~Michelle~ said...

these are such sweet projects both to the eye and to the heart....thanks for sharing them with us!

Catherine said...

Beautiful projects, Crissy! Stunners!

kathleenh said...

Your book and bag are so pretty! I bet your friend loved them!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I love both projects! That book is fantastic! Wonderful!