A while back, my friend Carmen came over and we whipped up some cute holiday notebooks. These are the junior notepads that you find at any local office supply store or Walmart. I have my printing shop cut them in half for me so that I can make my mini notepads. They measure about 2.5" x 8". The cardstock covers the front, spine and back and then you embellish the fronts.
The first ones I made use My Mind's Eye patterned paper and the Papertrey set called Merry and Bright. Sentiment is from the Papertrey set called Take a Bough.
I stamped the fun tree pieces in Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado and Aqua Mist Papertrey inks. The tall image fit perfectly into the Spellbinder's Long Dies. Papertrey Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch ribbon finishes off the main image.
My second set of mini notebooks use Made of Snow from Papertrey Ink. I paper pieced the scarf with some My Mind's Eye patterned paper that coordinates with the cute MME snowman background paper. More of the same PTI ribbon and Marvy snowflake punches and buttons finish off the design.
Here's a closeup of the cute snowman. I used a cool blue Copic marker to add some shading and then applied glitter on top of that for some shimmer.
Here's the notebooks that Carmen made. I think she did a fantastic job, don't you? I love her Papertrey Santa image from the Believe set that she layered up with paper pieced presents. Her patterned paper was from Basic Grey, last year's line I believe.