Friday, November 14, 2008

Thrifty Christmas, Gifts Under $5, Journal & Pen

DH's aunt unexpectedly gave me a little journal with a pen, just cuz (don't you love little gifts like that?)...and I just LOVED it, it was spiral bound and I could make up my lists and she tied the pen on with some pretty ribbon...I felt special just having it, I mean it IS nicer than having your grocery list on the back of an old envelope! So,while shopping around, I found some nice Christmasy journals in the Michaels $1 section, and I prettied them up with the ribbon I had on hand.

I put the journal and pen in a Perfect Fit Box (here's the tutorial in case you missed it http://ponderingsofpaula.blogspot.com/2008/11/perfect-fit-box-tutorial.html )
I tied the box with some ribbon I had on hand and stuck a pretty pin in it, the idea and tutorial from Sharon Johnsons blog ( http://notimetostamp.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/11/13/pins-and-pretties/ ) Made up a quick litte tag and ta da! My little gift is ready to go!

Recipe:

  • Paper: My Stash
  • Stamps: $1 Michaels Section
  • Ink: Studio G
  • Dies: Nestabilities
  • Other: Bead Findings
  • Ribbon: On Hand

2 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is just a lovely gift item!!! I often buy those journals and I have some cards right now that would almost match this journal!!! They ARE good buys for little gifts and SO FUN to decorate up!!! Love what you did!!!

mamichelle said...

That is just gorgeous, Paula!