I have a dear friend whose mother's name is Hope. I love that name - I also love the name Faith. Had our 3rd been a girl; I was hoping to use the name Faith...nope; got us a red-headed little boy! :D
My friend's mom happens to work at a nursing home and is a liaison between the patients and their families; her work is so very important. This first picture is the outside of a 3D Jr. Legal Notepad I made - I so love making these. When you open the front flap; there is a small pocket on the inside. Hope leads a Bible study at the nursing home, so we thought this would be perfect for her to use for her Bible study and make notes as needed. I love how it turned out. The polka dot paper is from DCWV Nana's Kids; I used the polka dot paper throughout the two projects I did as she loves purple.
Here's the full notebook. The polka dot paper is layered on SU! Eggplant Envy and then cut apart just slightly so it looks like a thin ribbon. The main image is stamped on a rectangle nestability and then layered onto a scalloped nestability. I added pearls to 3 of the 4 corners and then accented with a prima flower layered with a pale purple flower, a darker purple flower and a large white brad.
We also made some note cards with just her name on them. We made these for her desk and I used the Desk Top Organizer Timeless Template from Papertreyink. I cannot WAIT to make another one of these; it was so much fun to make and decorate! What a great deal; buy it once and use it time and time again. I also used the Simple Stationery and Fresh Alphabet for the note cards.
This is the box all decorated and before I placed the note cards and envelopes inside. I used a small strip of SU! Eggplant Envelope layered with the Polka Dot paper for the band across the top portion of the box. I also stamped the circle of images and the H; you'll notice throughout the note cards I used two colors of purple. After decorating the entire box I covered it with Modge Podge to help it hold up well for quite some time.
The inks are VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea and Spring Pansy; I love the way these look together. And just think; once you run out of cards, you can just order more and fill your organizer time and time again - isn't that so cool?
Here are some of the individual note cards. I did 8 note cards with matching envelopes and then 4 individual note cards.
This last image shows the Desk Top Organizer filled with the note cards...and see those white little things sticking out from under the band? Those are matching seals I made using Papertreyink's White Mailing Labels. They have the letter "H" on them with the decorative symbol on either side.
I had a great time making these; I hope "Hope" enjoys them immensely!
Thanks for popping in; hope you're having a great weekend! Hugs, ~M.