Monday, September 6, 2010

Quick and Crafty!

Hi everyone!  I have been soooo swamped with the beginning of the school year, Girl Scouts, the antique store, my Mom having surgery and life in general.
{blah, blah, blah, blah, blah - we have all been there, right?}

I have missed you guys!  I missed reading your blogs and seeing what fun things you are up to.
Back to the regularly scheduled channel . . .

Sometimes I need a quick {and I mean quick} gift item.  Such is the case for this cutie owl notepad.
As an incentive for ladies who decided to become Girl Scout leaders, I gave them a sweet gifty to inspire them on their journey.

I didn't have alot of time for extra embellishments -  just simple, cute and inexpensive!

I used:
Jr. legal pads {available at Wal-Mart and most office supply stores for about $4 for a pack of 6} 
{yes, only a few dollars per gift for cuteness!}
Coordinating cardstock and decorative paper
Grosgrain ribbon
Cricut cartridge - Disney princesses
Stampin' Up scallop punch

If you do not have a Cricut machine - no need to worry.  You can use any decorative die cut you like.

I do love my Cricut machine though!  I can resize the owl to make tags or post-it covers to match if I am giving a coordinated gift of sweet office supplies.

Sometimes after I have created a project I tend to tweak subsequent pieces. {do you do that?  I think I second guess myself too much sometimes}  I think this owl would be sweet with a little flower in the corner with some Stickles glitter! (and a little distress inking on the scallop part)

Thanks for stopping by!

xo's, Heidi


Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Oh Heidi that is so darn cute !!
Would you believe I have a Cricut still in the box???


Tracy Boyle said...

I love it Heidi! It's so adorable!

Barbara said...

Very sweet Heidi! I'm sure it will be well received.

Hugs XX
Moore Whimsies

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Such a cute project! I love those affordable ones. I'm just taking a moment to visit a few sorority sisters today...nice to meet you!