Wednesday, 18 November 2009


I just love my new Top Note Die!  SU don't currently sell this in the UK but I managed to get hold of one from Ebay via the U.S.  Cost a fortune with the p&p and everything but now I have it I've been busy trying it out.

I started out making some treat boxes for Christmas for my nieces and nephews. I need to adjust the face of the snowman though because I think he looks at little sad! I also made some for Halloween which are shown in an earlier post.

I just need to add the wire handles and fill with sweet treats and they'll be ready to give out in a few weeks time (can you believe its only 6 weeks until Christmas!)

I then tried making some little note pads and spiral bound them along one edge.  I used lined paper for the inside and covered chipboard with some patterned paper to pretty them up for the front and back cover, added a ribbon and they were finished.

I've made a load of these as little gifts for friends and they are a nice 'handbag' size so perfect for all those little lists (I am a fanatic list maker).  And speaking of handbags, I saw a similar bag to the one below on a blog a long time ago (sorry I can't remember who's it was now).  As you can see I got a little carried away when I started to make these! 

These will be used to package small gifts for my girly friends this year.  I'll fill them with pretty co-ordinating tissue paper and add a little gift in each such as a one of the note pads above and a pen, some  chocolates, smellies, mini notelet cards and envelopes, a scarf, jewellery; there are loads of possibilities.  I think its a lot nicer than a square box wrapped in paper and once they've used the contents, they get to keep the package it came in!

That's about it for now.  Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look.  I was unsure whether I was reaching anybody out there but after getting a few comments on recent posts I can see that I am!  This blogging lark is starting to get very additive!  Thanks to those that took the time to leave a comment!

Have a great day.

Zoe x

1 comment:

  1. Definitely trying to duplicate this chic bag....never saw one in this style before - how unique!