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Holiday Notebook

Welcome back to the May Arts blog and a fun week with the talented team from Lawn Fawn!

Holiday time is a busy time around our house. That means Santa isn’t the only one making lists.  I love to take little notebooks like this:

 and alter them to make the list making more enjoyable.  These also make great little gift and stocking stuffers.

I used the pretty papers from Lawn Fawn’s Fa-La-La line, the adorable stamps from Sweet Christmas

and, of course, some pretty May Arts Ribbons to make my little notepad come alive.

Just remove the wire from the notepad and embellish away.  I covered the front, back and inside covers with Lawn Fawn’s fun Fa-La-La papers and Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.

Now for the fun!   I stamped and cut out and colored images from Sweet Christmas, then used chunky glitter to make them sparkle and shine.   While the glitter and glue were setting, I embellished the notepad with fun Mini Pom Poms (419-14) and Solid/Check (KB-14). A few buttons were tied were tied with Burlap String (SM14).

I stamped around the edges in black ink, and then attached my images with Scor-Tape, double sided tape and foam squares by Helmar.

After reassembling my notepad, I camouflaged the wires with sweet little bows made with Sheer Dots (JD01)

I bet I have more fun list making than Santa, thanks to Lawn Fawn and May Arts Ribbon!

Be sure to check back daily to see what the rest of the design team has created to inspire you and don’t forget to pop over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more creative fun!

Blog post by: Charlene Driggs

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  1. Lee

    I love layers and sheer dots! 

  2. Kristie Maynard

    Very cute little notebook idea!

  3. Mary Lou H

    Cute notebook.    They'd make great gifts to give to friends.   Gingerbread people/houses are always a fav.

  4. Cheryl Hutcherson

    I love altering notebooks.  This is really cute!

  5. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Super cute! 

  6. Miriam Prantner

    This is so cute!  What a great transformation!

  7. Jo

    I love the sheer dots ribbon!!! It's gorgeous and so is this notebook!!!

  8. Message Keeper

    This is sweet! Simply turning simple notebook into something cute and nice! Great!

  9. Cynthia B.

    Wow – what a huge difference – from a plain black cover to a pretty, glittery and colorful keepsake!

  10. Maureen Hayes

    I absolutely adore altering notebooks because they are pretty and practical! This came out so cute and I can see making this as a stoking stuffer for everyone on my list.  Thanks for sharing!

  11. Janet Sisk

    What a great idea!  Love all the glitter.  So festive!

  12. Penny Laschanzky

    the sheer dots ribbon is soooo beautiful and simple!  and I love the fa-la-la papers from Lawn Fawn.  Looks great!

  13. belldoubleyou

    Those mini pompoms are REALLY mini!  They make great snow.

  14. Kim H

    wonderful little notebook, so fun. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  15. Sue D

    This is adorable!

  16. Nikki C

    This is such a perfect little stocking stuffer thanks for the idea 🙂

  17. stephanie contreras

    what a cute idea with the notebok!!!!!

  18. NWFlamingo

    This is one of my favorite things to do.  I can't pass up a mini notebook sale at Walgreens!

  19. Angela Ballou

    I have about 4 little notepads on my computer desk as I write this. Did I ever think of dressing them up like this? NOPE. I will now! Fantastic idea for a stocking stuffer, too! Mini pompom ribbon? Seriously. I'm so gonna need more Christmas money on my list to Santa! 🙂

  20. ava g

    Yes, i have done these covers and love them.  Nice showcase of the stamps and ribbon.
    ava g

  21. Karenajo

    Very pretty note pad idea – what a great stocking stuffer idea – thanks for sharing !

  22. katie brooks

    how cute is that!  What a great gift!!!

  23. Holly Tolman

    I love the polka dot ribbons! Great idea!

  24. Denise Bryant

    Love the embellished notepad! Lots of fun trims and images, and love the cheery colors!

  25. Lauren Taylor

    Very cool idea! Would be great for kids or a teacher.

  26. Lisa L. ( Lisa's Creative Niche)

    wow this is awesome! I LOVE all of the glitter!!!

  27. Virginia Fynes

    SWEET! love all the embellishing!

  28. Mandie Wade

    This is sooooo cute!!!! I wanna go play with my notebooks now!

  29. conil

    What an awesome project, cute yet practical. Great use of talent.

  30. Anita Braddock

    Wow how super Awesome. I love this Idea would have never thought about this so thanks for sharing and for the chance to  win

  31. Dorina D

    This is so wondeful. What a perfect gift for a listmaker.  Great job and the sheer dot bows really finishes the project.

  32. Larissa Heskett

    Love the fun note book idea!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! 🙂

  33. Pai

    what an amazing transformation!  I'd love to receive that as a gift!

  34. Barb Ghigliotty

    I love this cute notebook! Great choice of papers, stamp set and ribbon…so fun to make, too!

  35. Ruth M.

    This is such a great idea. I have several of these notepads in my stash.  Better dig them up and get to work.  Thank you for sharing.

  36. Kayla Foister

    I love decorating my notebooks too! This one is just absolulety adorable though! I love it!

  37. Margie Visnick

    What a fun altered gift idea!

  38. Lizzy

    I love that notebook!  I especially love how glittery it is!  Great ribbon chioces too! 

  39. Kailash

    Such a special way to dress up a notebook, looks lovely!!!

  40. Jennifer S.

    I love altered projects! And this one is just adorable!

  41. Chelsey

    Such a cute notebook! I love all the materials you used

  42. Tami B

    This is a really cute idea and you used one of my absolute favorite LF sets to make it.

  43. Renee M.

    Absolutely precious idea! 🙂

  44. Chitra

    Gorgeous notepad.. Great idea, you totally changed the look of it.. LOVEEE it!!!

  45. Mary-Anne V.

    What a great way to dress up a little notebook… sweet. 

  46. Lori B

    What a cute notepad!  I love all of the fun color & layers you have!

  47. Aida

    What a great gift idea, I love it!

  48. Elise C.

    Aww, the notebook is so cute! 🙂

  49. Grá

    Love the notebook, the sheer dots look great 🙂


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