Well, schools are out here again today, not so much from the snow (although they are saying 1-3 more inches possible this morning on top of the 5-6 inches we got yesterday), but it is FRIGID COLD! It's a winter wonderland for SURE!
I thought you'd like to see a file folder that I altered to make into a Notepad Holder. I shared how to make these with Stampin' Up!'s Thoroughly Modern File Folders at my Last Minute Gifts Class last December and when I ran across these brightly-colored folders, i knew I had to get a couple! My son's girlfriend had a birthday on Monday and this is the gift I made her. I tucked a couple Gift Cards into the inside pocket for her, too! Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of the inside with the notepad!
To decorate the front, I used my Big Shot and the XL Flower Folds BIgz Die in colors of Confetti White, Pixie Pink and Only Orange cardstock. I stamped the letter A (for Allie) from Jayne's Alphabet in Basic Black on Whisper White, then punched with the 1 1/4 Circle Punch and layered on a 1 3/8 punched circle of Pixie Pink.
The store had the matching pen so I didn't need to do anything to it (ribbon kept falling off), but they did have these Binder Clips that I used a scrap piece of the folder to cover the purple base and then stamped the letter A again and punched with the 1" circle to fit on the top of the binder clip.
I think this made a FUN gift for her…hope she liked it!