As a home schooling mom, I'm always looking for ways to get my fourth grade son organized and motivated. With Mish's "Books to Read" sentiment in PaperTrey Ink's soon-to-be-released Take Note stamp set, I had a perfect sentiment to create a little reading list for him! I'm hoping he doesn't mind the buttons and ribbon; at least I didn't put a bow. . .
I chose some Cosmo Cricket Jack's World papers (Lessons and Wake Up) for my backgrounds, thinking that they were sufficiently cheery while still being academic and not "sissy." I used the Copic markers shown below to color that little pencil--LOVE that pencil image! (All of the markers shown except for E31 are available here.) Ink colors are New Leaf, Pure Poppy, and Orange Zest, and Fresh Snow (for the box on the green patterned paper), as well as Memento Tuxedo Black. Vintage Buttons are New Leaf and Lemon Tart (a button that leaned darker than most in the bag). Ribbon is New Leaf Stitched Grosgrain. By the way, these darling little notepads are no longer a pain to get cut in half; they will be sold in both cream and white staring on October 15 at PaperTrey Ink, and you won't have any pesky margin line up half of your pads that way either!
Since I made Benjamin a notebook, of course I needed one too--one with bows, preferably, and lots of pink! I used Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, and Berry Sorbet cardstock, as well as Fresh Snow, Berry Sorbet, and Pure Poppy ink. Vintage buttons are Berry Sorbet. On my notebook, I added a couple of pieces of cardstock to the back panel to slip the backing of a new notebook into. (I didn't do that on Benjamin's, assuming that the notebook would be destroyed by the time the paper was used up.)
Stamps sets used other than Take Note are Polka Dot Basics II, Giga Guidelines, and Background Basics: Text Style II. They are all new sets for October's release except for Polka Dot Basics II. I used a Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circle die to cut my scalloped border for the "This and That" sentiment, which is inked in Berry Sorbet, with Pure Poppy added on the top and bottom edges of the stamp.Mish makes such fabulous little notepads, and this collaborative set with Nichole will be a wonderfully useful set to add to any stamper's arsenal. Thanks for visiting, and be sure to see what everyone else did with the notepad assignment!