Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Cute Story & A Tutorial

My kids...they are funny. Anytime Disney or Cartoon Network is on, they become fascinated with all the toy commericals.

Steve might be doing crosswords or I am cooking and we hear, "Mom! Dad! Can I have that?" or "Come quick! I want that, I want that!"

It happened so often that it truly became annoying. At first, I did noble mom duty and tried to explain how you can't get everything you want. I discussed the concept of being greedy and the importance of using imagination.

It didn't stop them. So one day we just started saying, "Put it on the list." I think we overhead brillant Auntie Sue using that line with Christian! It is so smart. They say "Okay!" and it is over.

When I was asked to be a guest designer over at Allyscraps, I got lots of fun Sass stuff. I love Sass because of all the cool scalloped and shaped border edges and the fun papers you can cut apart. When I laid my eyes on the Cherry Delicious line, I was super inspired by the vintage toy theme. What does this have to do with my post...

I made them a "List". A little place they can write down all those toys and gadgets they long for (and will never get...hahaha!)

Check it out!

To make it, cut a piece of nearly solid patterned paper into an 8 1/4 (length) by 8 1/2 (width) inch rectangle. I used a piece with detailing in the upper right hand corner to add a bit of detail. Fold in half to make the mini-notebook. I simply cut a rectangular box full of vintage items and laid that down about 3 inches from the top of the card. Add some stickers and a popped flower and you are good.

But that is not the is the notebook inside.

I made the little pocket for crayons...just cut a rectangle 3 1/2 by 4 1/4. Apply a very skinny strip of adhesive along the two sides and bottom edges and adhere to the card!

To make the notepaper part, I just cut two sheets of plain white paper into 8 1/4 by 4 inches. Score a horizontal line about 3/4 inches from the top. Place a line of adhesive along the top and stick down! Use one of the cool Sass borders to hide the score and to add detail. You are done!

Fun for you and the kids!

By the way, I keep wondering if I get a list too...hmm...


  1. Love that little list notebook, Stacey! So cute!

  2. Auntie Sue is a genious! We will definitely be having a LIST at our house. And, yes, I think mommies should have a list, too. OH, and daddies should treat us with things off the list. :D

    Your notepad is brilliant! I especially love the crayon pocket and how the border strip is the top of the pad. Cute, cute!

  3. Stacey you clever lady you!! I love this!! My mom use to tell me the same thing. I was too smart for her though and knew it didn't mean anything... my poor mother... ;)

  4. That is such a cute cute cute story and what a great IDEA!! I loveeeeeeee it!! And lol lol Mom used to tell me that I had an EYE problem...."I want this" "I want that" ... LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. Great story and lovely notepad!! TFS!

  6. What an adorable story and what a FABULOUS it!!! I will be making one of these right away...Mr. Evan is always telling us all the things that he wants and his poor Mommy is running to see something on TV, so now he can just make his list!!!!

    Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!!

  7. Cute idea, and post Stacey!

  8. Too funny! Great idea and a beautiful little notebook!

  9. That is so awesome! I wish I had thought of that when my children were younger!!

  10. What a great idea!!! I think I'd need to make for my daughter and one for me :)

  11. Thanks for posting the directions Stacey!


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