Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Altered Stampcase - Notepads

     Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.  I used SU!'s Stamp Cases #119105, 4 cases to the pkg, to make a customized notepad holder for my friend's birthday gift.
     I really enjoy making unique gifts for my friends...so much fun to create something special.  For this one I photocopied some old Italian ledger paper I purchased at the flea market in Arezzo, Italy, as well as a few pictures reduced in size.
     The small print reads:  "Tuscany, Signora, is a state of mind."  So true, but I can't wait to take another trip to Italy.

Here is the outside:                                                
And the inside with a little envelope for receipts and such:

Monday, March 28, 2011

Paris Cards

A day late but here are the cards I made to go inside the upcycled gift bags.
I used the Artistic Etchings Set, Item 118517 and Scallop Trim Border Punch, Item 118402, both in the
2010-11 Idea & Catalog.    

Saturday, March 26, 2011


I did a little Christmas shopping at Sephora for the Delightful Divas of my family.  I just couldn't toss out the really nice and sturdy bags so I transformed them from this:

to this:
I had an old stash of Paris cards of only which only a few remained.  
Fortunately, I do have some similar SU! stamps which coordinated so tomorrow I'll take a picture and show you the cards I made to include with the totes.