I cut the chipboard myself and used some copy paper for the inside pages. It was bound using my new Cinch binging tool. (yay for new toys). I used some new Christmas patterned paper by the Girls Paperie, which was a gift from my friend, Joanne. Thanks, girlie! WTG was paper-pieced and colored with Copic markers. I used the new Rolled Rose Die-namics die and the Banana Split felt collection to create the rose embellishment for the cover. I used the Sheltering Tree die and the Outdoor Essentials felt collection for the leaves. I also used the small scallop border on the green polka dot patterned paper.
I wanted divided sections so I could gather my gift-giving ideas in a way that made sense. I used the Rounded Banner Die to create label tabs for each section. They were sewn to a card stock divider, and then I added a matching piece of card stock to the back of the divider to cover up the stitching on the back side. I wanted them to be nice and sturdy, as I plan to use this for some time!
The sections I included are:
I created a pocket for the back of the organizer, where I can keep all my gift receipts.
Here is a shot of the back of the organizer.
I am happy to report that I was able to already add one entry to the kid's section of my organizer. My girls have taken a liking to the new Vera Bradley collection, and I already grabbed them each some fun goodies in one of the new patterns. YAY! Now to remember to keep this hidden well! LOL
Here is a look at all the Die-namics I used on this project:
I loooove the Rolled Rose. It's so much fun! Rolled Rose + felt = WOWZERS Try it.
I really like the Rounded Banner die. It's a fun take on the hot trend of banners. Can I let you in a little secret? I just purchased FIVE of these. That way I can spell things out without having to crank my Big Shot as many times. Spoiled much? LOL I can't wait to get them. :) This die is fun as a banner OR a sentiment panel. :) OR as tabs on my organizer. LOL
While I am in the confessing mood... I just ordered another Sheltering Tree die, also (so now I'll have two). heehee I just needed to have another leaf die. I cannot describe the thrill of using a zillion felt leaves on different projects. YUM!
Here is a look at the new binding tool I used for my project:
I'll do a full review of it after I play with it enough to learn the pros and cons. :) There are already some features that I am really enjoying, but that will be a post for another day. :)
OK, I think I have kept you long enough! :) I hope you have a GREAT week and I'll see you soon! I have a "mailbox" post and some more stamped goodies to share with you this week.