To get us started on this hop, I have made a mini notebook as a Christmas present to my youth hip hop team. There are 10 girls on my team and I have been planning to make them something with this cartridge ever since it was announced that Circle members were getting it!
The notebook is the match book from Fabulous Finds, pg 127. Inside, I cut 24 pieces of paper to size.
I used my Gypsy to weld the I ♥ Dance phrase from SWD, pg. 34, to the flap that creates the bottom. It is cut at 1" high. I used my Gypsy to shrink the width to fit just inside 4", the width of this notebook.
I used a small punch to punch holes through all the paper and used brads to hold the paper in.
I cut this girl from pg.43 at about 2", but then cut off her big skirt to make it slimmer and cooler. Our uniforms this year are pink tops and black skirts so this is perfect for my girls! I added a bunch of Stickles to bling it up because after all, in dance, glitter is good! :) I also cut the flowers on pg. 68, at 1". I used the Flip button on my E to cut one facing the other direction.
I cut a piece of clear transparency to cover the cuts. This will prevent some of the wear and tear that I'm sure the girls will put it through. I didn't want any of the parts to start falling off plus it gives it a more finished look. Even though you can see my ATG lines here, they are covered up in the final design.
Here is the front after the insert has been glued in. I love how it turned out!
I also wrote a message to each girl on the first page of their mini notebook.
And that's it! I really hope the girls like their gifts! I've got six of them done so far, only 4 more to go! :)
Your next stop on our hop is Lauren at All Things Crafty.
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