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Monday, May 4, 2015

An Easel Note Pad and Pen Holder For Mom

Good Morning! It's ABC Monday at Catch The Bug - That's right! Anything But A Card? Are you ready to see a fabulous group of projects - Anything But A Card? I hope so, because you will love what we have to show you today! Stop over at Catch The Bug and check them out! You're sure to be inspired!

I made this cute Note Pad and Pen Holder, as a Mother's Day Gift. I love that it is made totally from Carsdstock and patterned paper! So cute! The note pad holder is actually an easel that stands up, much like an easel card. You can see the easel fold in the side view pic, below.

This note pad and pen holder is now one of my favorite fancy fold projects!

I am Using the image, Spring Boot, from Bugaboo Stamps, colored with  both Promarkers and Copics. All patterned papers are from my stash (Thanks to the Hot Buys at Michael's)! On the front of the Note Pad Pocket, I've used a scalloped oval border punch, to punch a border in black and white patterned paper, placed across the center.  I then trimmed the top of the scalloped paper with a strip of sheer red and white polka dot ribbon.  I actually made a handmade bow, too, but accidentally threw it away when I cleaned up my paper scraps - And the bow was made with my LAST piece of that ribbon! Don't you hate it when that happens! Grr!

I am entering this Mother's Day Gift project in the following challenges:

TTCRD Anything Goes 4/28-5/4 at Through The Craftroom Door
Challenge #44 Anything Goes at Scrapper's Delights Challenge
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Crafty Girlz Challenge
Chalenge #130 Anything Goes With Twist of Ribbon at Artistic Inspirations
Challenge #86 Fancy Folds at Creative Card Crew
Mother's Day (Gift) at Scrap-Creations
Challenge #294 Easel Does It at Passion For Promarkers
May Anything Goes at Crafting By Designs
May Challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Challenge #288 Photo Inspiration (Layers of Squares and Rectangles) at Crafty Creations
For Mom (Gift) at Doubleclick Connections
Challenge #31 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Anything Goes at Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday
Challenge #244 Anything Goes at 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge
Challenge #118 Anything Goes Wit Ribbon at Crafty Ribbons
DTBST#279 Do What Makes you Happy at Sassy Studio Designs
Fancy Folds at Di's Digi Designs Challenge
Challenge #31 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge
Challenge #90 Spring Has Sprung at Chocolate, Coffee, Cards Challenge
R#224 Nature Inspired at Crafts4Eternity Challenge
For Mom at Creative Corner Challenges
Challenge #138 Lots Of Flowers at Fussy and Fancy Challenge
Challenge #76 Hearts and Flowers at Left of Center Challenges
Challenge #137 Mother's Day at QKR Stampede
Challenge #3 Lots of Layers at Simply Papercraft
Anything Goes at Sugar and Betty's Challenge Blog
Anything Goes at Mema's Crafts Challenge
May Flowers at Stamp and Create Challenge
Challenge #44 Anything Goes at Scrapper's Delights Challenge
Challenge #82 Color An Image Whimsy Inspirations Challenge
Anything Goes at Crafts Galore Encore
Challenge #3 Anything Goes at Crafting With Attitude Challenge
May Flowers at Karleigh Sue Challenge


  1. Beautiful creation Sammi thank you for joining us this week at Inspiration Destination
    Dianne x
    ID DT

  2. Great project! Thanks for sharing with Crafty Girlz!

  3. What a gorgeous easel creation. I love the sweet image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  4. Just adore this! And what a practical (and beautiful) gift for your mother! She will love it! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

  5. This is just adorable! I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week,
    Tina - DT

  6. What a great idea and super cute too. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs

  7. so stunning sammi.the shape is fabulous and i love your colours and gorgeous image.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  8. This is a wonderful project.Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week
    x catherine

  9. Lovely!! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! Past GDT -Rhonda

  10. Great project! Thanks for sharing it with us at Through the Craft Room Door!

  11. So pretty a great project. Thanks for playing Crafty Ribbons Challenge good luck. Love and hugs Carole x

  12. WOW - this is super clever and way cool! Such a great idea!! And turning it into a gift is so genius!!! So glad you joined us over at DoubleClick for A Mom or a Girl challenge!!

    Taunya Butler(daisiesgirl.com) Past Guest Designer

  13. Such a fun holder! Love your decorations and wonderful hearts! Thanks for sharing your Hearts with us at Left of Center Creative Challenges!~kim

  14. Great project thanks for playing at crafty ribbons. I ahve some candy on offer

  15. I love 3D Projects and this is gorgeous! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges!


  16. What a fabulous and fun card...so much fun detail. Thank you so much for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles - Guest Designer Kim

  17. what a cute design! She is sure to love this! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  18. Great Mother's Day project. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for our Mother's Day Challenge. Karal DT

  19. What a super make - would love one!! Thanks for sharing with LOC!

  20. This is just fab Sammi. Love how it stands up. Thanks for joining in the Sassy Studio Designs challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    hugs, Vannessa
    SSD DT

  21. Beautiful sweet creation, thanks for sharing and joining us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

  22. Thanks for another lovely entry for my Patterned Paper May challenge. x

  23. Fabulous creation...I'm sure your Mom will love it.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. hugs, Pat K x

  24. Oh my gosh, I love this stationary set! Thank you for joining the DoubleClick For a Mom or Girl Challenge!
    Beth, GDT
    Beth's Beauties

  25. I love your easel note cards. I simply adore your layout and design. Thank-you for joining us at the CraftsGaloreEncoreAnything Goes Challenge!

    Tamie DT

  26. What a gorgeous project. This is so pretty and it is a lesson to us all not to tidy up! Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with an Attitude. Sue DT x

  27. Pretty cool project. Thanks for visiting and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. We hope you visit often and good luck in the challenge.

  28. What an lovely idea. Just love it even without the bow... lol. Have to make one of those for my mom aswell. Thx for joining us at Scrapper's Delight challenge.

  29. ahhhhh what a fun make!!!! Love love love the shape!

    Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Karleigh Sue challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.