If I haven’t already said this, I’m going to Brussels, Belgium in a few weeks to attend Stampin’ Up!’s first On Stage Global event!  Yes, I’m mega excited.

I’m also very glad that my roommate had some tips for me on what type of items the Europeans swap.  Rather than card fronts, which is what I’m accustomed to, they generally swap full cards if they’re swapping cards (not as popular) or 3-D items.  And that’s what I’m working on:  3-D items.  The only drawback with 3-D items is bulk for traveling.  I’m taking only a carry-on bag so………I’ll be mailing my items ahead.

This is what I’m finishing up this morning — little purse sized note pads that I’m calling ‘notebooklets’.  This photo would be my ‘work in progress’.

Pocket Notes - work in progress

I wanted to ‘tie together’ the cover and inside pages with the 2015-2017 In Color 1″ Dotted Lace Trims because they’re tough yet soft and pliable.  Then I chose more 2015-2017 In Colors for the die cut Greetings Thinlits.  I used Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder card stock scraps for the words hello or cheers.

Greetings Thinlits (138275) and the awesome Precision Base Plate (139684)I used the awesome Precision Base Plate for die cutting the intricate little greetings for my notebooklets.

After cutting my card stock and filler pages (lined index cards) to 2″ wide, I punched the top of each component piece with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch.


Grouping of Pocket NotebooksI used Sponge Daubers to lightly shadow the birch trees from the Woodlands Textured Impressions Embossing Folder embossed covers for the notebooklets.  I also stamped little birds in Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink. The birds are from the White Christmas Photopolymer stamp set.

Final Product: 2" x 4" purse or pocket sized notebooklets

The little notebooklets are packed into a priority box ready to start on its way to France* later this morning.  That box also contains gifts for my host family.  I have more 3-D items to finish this afternoon and tomorrow and they’ll be off in a second box by Monday.

*I’ll be visiting and staying with the family of an exchange student who was with us in the late 1980s.  We’ve stayed in touch over the years and this visit will be a fun reunion.

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I highly suggest creating some of these cute little notebooklets for yourself. They’ll make great stocking stuffers.

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