Playing Hooky & Halloween Mini Legal Pad Holder


Oh well, you probably caught me playing hooky from my stamping business over the weekend.  What can I say?  Busted! 

I didn't mean to, but I was having such a blast with the past that stamping had to take a back seat!  It was my 25th High School Reunion weekend afterall, and we partied like it was…well…1987!!!  Woohoo!

After a pre-Reunion get-together at a local bar on Friday night, a family picnic and high school tour on Saturday afternoon, the fantabulous Reunion event on Saturday night, and a virtual after-party on Facebook all day Sunday…it's been one wild and crazy weekend!  Well, as wild and crazy as we can get after 25 years!  Haha! 

Three amigos

I talked and laughed and danced with nearly 100 classmates I hadn't seen since graduation. And, I always love spending time with Angie and Susan (pictured above), my very, very close friends since grade school!  We've been friends for 35+ years!!!  Love you, ladies!


OK, enough of my excuses…it's time to get our stamping on!  

Halloween note holder - carmen    

Today's project comes courtesy of Carmen DeBruce!  She brought this cute Halloween Mini Legal Pad Holder featuring the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper to our demo team meeting last week.

The cover is decorated with the retired Warmest of Wishes hostess set, but the Googly Ghouls set would be a terrific alternative here.  The image is punched with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch and layered on a 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch in More Mustard card stock. It's finished off with some Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon that has been dyed with Tangerine Tango Refill Ink.  (Learn how to dye ribbon.)

Halloween note holder 2 - carmen

Open it up to reveal a narrow note pad…perfect for list-making!  It's really half of one of those junior legal pads.  You can purchase a bulk pack of 12 pads at most office supply stores, and they will usually be able to cut them in half for you for a nominal fee.  Carmen said it was $1 to cut through all 12 pads at once at her store. 

Make Your Own Mini Legal Pad Cover—Here's a helpful tutorial you can refer to for creating your own Mini Legal Note Pad Holder.

Quick Measurements Guide:

  • Mini 5" x 8" Legal Pad—Cut in half, 2-1/2" x 8".
  • Paper To Cover Legal Pad Binding—2-1/2" x 2-1/2".
  • Cardstock For Cover—5-1/2" x 8-1/4", scored along 5-1/2" side at 2-5/8" and 2-7/8".
  • Decorative Paper For Cover & Inside—2-3/8" x 8".

I love this idea as a handy thank you gift for any occasion!  Decorated differently, it would be a great stocking-stuffer, too!  

Thanks, Carmen for sharing it with us!



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