Feb 26, 2011

Inspired by: Tiny Notebooks

Beautiful sunny Arizona was hardly beautiful and certainly not sunny today, so Alaina and I took this rainy-day opportunity to stay indoors have a cup of hot-choco and create something cute. I asked her the million dollar question "what should we make today?" and after a cute story about a boy named Will and the little note-book he made for her, we decided to make our own teeny-tiny notebooks.



Our paper choices today were between Basic Grey's June Bug paper and Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe. The debate ended when A saw the lipstick and nail polish stickers from Crate. :))I decided to make the covers with Crate Papers 6x6 Pad Emma's Shoppe. I cut a sheet of the 6x6 paper in half to make 2 3x3 sized notebooks. Since I have an over abundance of office paper scraps I filled each book with a mix of ledger, graph, lined notebook papers and used just one staple in the center to secure them all in.




Alaina loves the stickers from Emma's Shoppe! and why not! They are so perfect for little girl projects. We made a little mixed cluster of stickers and accent cuts from the line to embellish the front of each book.




While A and I were making these I had this idea of making these at her next birthday party. Can you imagine a whole table full of little girls making their own tiny notebooks. You could fill a couple of cupcake/muffin baking tins with glue sticks, markers, stickers and other little decorations, and then have the girls each choose what they would like to embellish their books with. Hmmm, I'm bookmarking this idea for later use!!



I have my fingers crossed to be able to do an inspired by: idea-post every Saturday. Just a quick rainy-afternoon tutorial or idea but geared more towards the future little artists in our lives!! Hope you enjoy them!

9 comments:

jek-a-go-go said...

eeps, love! must get my hands on emma's shoppe...patiently hunting it down. ;)

abril said...

They are so cute! Thanks for the idea! I'll deffinitly try it )))

Ania said...

Oy, been toying with the idea of having a card-station for my youngest upcoming bday, but a mininotebook-station sounds way more cute! Might steal this idea! :)

Rebecca said...

Oh, this is so sweet!!! I just love what you make! What a splendid idea for a birthday party!!! Sooo, going into my metal file! :)

sophie said...

oh awesome! so cute! how lucky is your girl! I love to do stuff with mine! what a great gift to give them: the love of crafty things!

curlyqmosaics said...

These little mini books are the cutest! I think the muffin pan with goodies and the mini books for the kids to create at a little girly birthday party is an excellent idea. If I had girls, I would totally cash in on your amazing idea! TFS!

Hearthandmade said...

you are like the best mum ever. can i come round and make stuff next time?!
Im incredibly jealous of Alainas skills with the boys so young!! high five!

Susan said...

Love this idea!

The BabbyMama said...

These are absolutely fantastic! My one regret is that I didn't see this until after my daughter's birthday party. I could have made rainbow notebook takeaways!