Saturday, December 11, 2010

Paper Playtime Queens Blog Hop !!!!




Hey All My Crafty Friends

Welcome to the 1st ever Paper Playtime Queens Blog Hop !!!!!
If you came from Sandra blog then your in the right place
I am so excited to participate in this hop, it is about INEXPENSIVE STOCKING STUFFERS !!!
And with all of us trying to pinch pennies to get through the Christmas season, this hop is made just for you.

The talent in this hop is just amazing and I am so excited to be in the same company with these talented crafters. If you get lost along the way just click the top of the list and it will take you back to the beginning.

List of the talented crafters in this hop:

1. Paper Playtime - http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/
2. Janis - http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/
3. Sheree -  http://cravinscrappin.blogspot.com/
4. Carley -  http://www.the-real-icarley.blogspot.com/
5. Pam -  http://simply-pam.blogspot.com/
6. Mary -  http://cardztv.blogspot.com/
7. Maria -  http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/
8. Sharon -   http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com/
9. Michelle -  http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/
10. Corri -  http://www.buglvr.blogspot.com/
11. Lisa -  http://www.crop-and-create.blogspot.com/
12. Kathi -  http://www.blogbykathi.blogspot.com/
13. Alex -  http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/
14. Sandra -  http://www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
15. Melissa -  http://www.apaperjourney.blogspot.com/ YOUR ARE HERE !!!
16. Abby -  http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/
17.  Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/

So on to the project

I am the mother to 3 daughters (21,17 & 11) they all lead very busy lives and sometimes it is hard to coordinate our schedules around one another.  So this year I am giving each one of them a personal planner and a small notebook to carry in there purses. That way the next time I need to know what is going on with them they can pull out there planners and look.... (well that's the plan !!) I will hope they get in a habit of using them ...LOL :0)

Both project were made using 1 sheet of 12x12 designed paper !!!! How economical is that?
I purchased the paper from Hobby Lobby when it was 50% off which made it $1.00, I didnt quite know what I was going to use it for...So I put it in the give me inspiration box in my studio...
Well I was in JoAnn's last week and saw 2011 personal planners in the dollar section, I grabbed 3 not exactly my favorite patterns, but so worth a DOLLAR !!

When I got home I said these are just plan UGLY !!! my girls will hate them and will never use them...So I went to the inspiration box and there was the paper from Hobby Lobby...So then the creative juices started flowing and UGLY PLANNER is now FABULOUS PLANNER and so much more age appropriate for my girls.....The possibilities are endless !!!!


PROJECT # 1

Picture of UGLY PLANNER !!

Told you it needed some help.... LOL

Designer Paper from Hobby Lobby $1.00

Slide the planner out of the plastic cover and measure across the planner (opened)



I used Tacky Glue to cover the planner and made sure to leave an edge all the way around

Take a craft knife to the edge of the planner and get the excess edges of paper from around the edge (this is important if you want it to be able to fit back in the plastic cover)


Side view of FABULOUS PLANNER !!




Close- up view of planner
Sure doesn't look like it cost $2.00 NOW !!! hehe



For Project # 2 , I used the scraps that were left from the 12x12 (which is about a 6x12 piece) so you could actually cover two planners with one sheet, but I decided to make a matching notebook.  I hate when I need a piece of paper and all I can find is an old Walmart receipt to write on......

2 pieces of designer paper cut @ 6 x 4

2 pieces of chipboard (these is an old granola box)
cut @ 5 1/2 x 3 1/2


Tacky Glue chipboard to the paper

Snip the corners all the way around to give a mitred finish on the corners
Begin rolling the edges over the chipboard make sure to press firmly to get all the glue to under the edges of the paper and to insure the corners stay in place

It should look like this !!!

Next cut a piece of coordinating cardstock @ 5 1/2 x 3 1/2
Place it over the chipboard
Should look like this...



I used copy paper from Walmart 500 sheets for less that $3.00
Inside sheets should be cut @ 5 x 3 1/2
I chose to use my BIND IT ALL, but you could easily bind this together with eyelets and binder rings the chose is up to you....

Close - Up of the notebook put all together

Side view
 Sure does'nt look like it cost me about $1.50 to make...does it ???

So there you have to really inexpensive stocking stuffers GRAND TOTAL $ 3.50 ...YIPPEE !!
I hope you have been inspired to make some of these fun little organizers yourself....They are super easy to make and only took about an hour to make both .....EASY PEASY JAPANESY !!!

We have some fabulous prizes to give away at this hop so don't forget to leave a comment in everybody's post...

And I would like to offer a little BLOG CANDY to all of you who stopped by.  I am giving away 4 sets of Studio G Clear Stamps
I will draw a winner on Tuesday Morning December 14, 2010
@ 8 am EST



Just leave me a comment in this post and as always if you would like to become a follower I would love that too...so click on the box in the upper right corner and follow along in the JOURNEY...I have some exciting things planned in the New Year and you don't want to miss them !!!!


So on to the next stop in the hop...the super talented ABBY just click on her name and you will be on your way!!!!

Also don't forget to go back to Paper Playtime once you are done with the hop and enter to win for some awesome prizes from some very generous sponsors...

Until Next Time


Hugs & Scraps


Melissa



96 comments:

Carol B. Lewis said...

Loved your stocking stuffer project. Will definately use this idea. TFS
SlomoMom
slomomomcbl@gmail.com

Heather said...

Melissa, your projects are beautiful. I know your daughters will love and get lots of use out of them. Thanks for sharing.

Abby said...

What an awesome idea!!!! i love that blue paper!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Kris said...

But, but... if I gave organizers and planners then I would have to be organized and plan out better!! lol Nice job!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

CricutLvr!! said...

Very cute! Love all the step by step pics.

Alex said...

great ideas ! TFS :)

Fran said...

WOW! The planner & notebook are awesome. Hugs, Fran

mum of two said...

Super cute ideas miss melissa! I should have bought a cheap planner and altered it - cutting out my own Hello Kitty on my Cricut, rather than paying $7 for a Hello Kitty planner - duh!! tfs :)

michelle

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

Wowy Maui!! I love them! I love that paper you chose because it looks like purse material. I really want a bind it all now or a cinch since you showed me how to make this! Great job!

MenanBerretts said...

Your girls will love their new planners. You did a awesome job. I am now a follower of your blog and am excited to see all of your great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Lynlee said...

Great projects-thank you!
lynlee4@gmail.com

mcever4 said...

Great planner! Turned from UGLY to COOL! Your girls will love it! TFS!

Robin
mcever4 at bellsouth dot net

Hestia's Helper said...

YOu're so right about the Walmart receipt being the only piece of usable paper in my purse... happens all the time!
I think I'm going to make a "Me-gift"... one for me!
And at that price, I can afford to make one for everybody else too! (-:

Miria said...

Love the planners. I am always looking for little paper to write on. I think I will make me a little notebook for my purse out of my scraps, one for my DD too. TFS the step by step.

Lisa said...

Very cute idea! That paper is awesome and totally jazzes up the planner!

craftaholic said...

Very cute and great project!! TFS!!
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
Rexann

Simply AJ said...

Super ideas - this is such a useful present! I hope the girls get in the habit of use it. Thanks for sharing your frugal ideas and talent. AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

GiGi said...

What a great idea! They are SO CUTE! TFS!
booger1 at tds.net

Catherine Pooler said...

Ooooh! Love this! I need to make one for myself!

MsJay said...

Great ideas.

Heather said...

Cute planner and notebook. I have wanted a Bind it All for my mini albums but now I think I really NEED it LOL!!

Heather from princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

Great projects! Love that paper!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Maria Matter said...

Fabulous idea Melissa! Gorgeous paper you chose too! love that you showed the ugly before picture, too funny!
I think I tried this project back before I knew about beautiful designer papers and my planner still looked like it only cost a $1 when it was done! haha
Thanks for the inspiration!
hugs & blessings!

Carley said...

This is fabulous! What a great idea!

Lavender Angel said...

Very cool

Susan
lavenderangel@centurytel.net

April said...

Great project and your right...it doesn't look like it was 3.50!!! Fab job!

Sheena said...

I love that paper..very neat..TFS

Hugs, Sheena
slynne1 at gmail dot com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

What an adorable idea just love how you put it all together
Thank you of sharing your talent
The Scrapbooking Queen

Tanya said...

Turned out wonderful, and inexpensive!! I am your newest follower :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I love how you altered the planner. I don't know how many times I've passed these little planners, now I may just have to pick them up!! :)


TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
cplamond@hotmail.com

Toni said...

Very cute ideas! I'm going to have to try this. TFS.
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Janis said...

Love the textured covers! Great project, Melissa! :) Janis

Suzy said...

Love these ideas! And one piece of paper - wow! ;) This is so cute! Love altering these containers. Thanks for the stocking stuffer idea.
Suzy SuzyQ28024@gmail.com

Debra said...

Thanks for the ideas, would have never thought of recovering the calendar! Thanks.

bluecrayons said...

you sure did have me believing you spent way more then 3.00. very nice. love it

stefeni said...

What great projects! Love that faux leather look.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Peggy said...

Very clever projects. Thanks for sharing. {Hugs} Peggy
Stampnmore at aol dot com

buglvr2010 said...

Awesome idea...I never have anything to write on....this is a great idea a teacher's gift as well. I love it!

girlia said...

Really nice idea

Maureen Reiss said...

These are cute!! Great job

Angela R said...

So cute and clever great little journal idea's for my two sisters! Thank you for sharing!
Contact info: in case I get a chance to be a lucky winner! Happy Holiday's! arebori0204@gmail.com

Rebecca said...

These are so cute! I didn't realize how amazing doing something like this would be! I am going to def give this a try. The blue textured paper is super awesome!
Thanks for taking to the time to show us!
Becky
bechiginbothom@hotmail.com

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Your daughters will love these, what great things to keep in your purse, love it, there are so many times I am looking around for a piece of paper. Love it.

phonetecgirl said...

I did this a few years ago. Thanks for the reminder!!

Sharon said...

WOWZERS Melissa! These are just awesome!! So love that paper. I think I have some of that, that I also got for $1! Your Daughters are going to just love these!! :)

shanna13 said...

Great job! You certainly changed an ugly planner into a stylish one. TFS Susan shanna13@frontiernet.net

Minta's Creations said...

Love this!
I'm your newest follower..Would Love it if you could check out my blog.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Lori said...

Oh what a perfect idea - I have used the back of my checkbook and random reciepts for notes.
~lori

GIJoesWife said...

I love your projects, they are amazing. Such a great and useful stocking stuffer. Merry Christmas.


GIJoesbarbie22@aim.com

Barb said...

What a great, economical stocking stuffer!

Trisha said...

Great choice of paper. They look like real leather. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

What an awesome idea...I love that aqua paper
rebecca minor
buzzybeedesigns(at)yahoo(dot)com

iluvmybugs said...

Cute projects and great, handy ideas!! TFS

Terry
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Stacey
staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Charlotte said...

I love the paper!!!!!

jenni said...

Great idea and Waaaaay cuter!
jpshirley@ymail.com

katieo said...

love this idea i try to keep appts in my phone but I am ready to go back to pen and paper

Donna said...

Great projects! Thank you.

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

Cute ideas! Love the paper! Thanks for the candy offer...

Marianne said...

Great budget friendly gift ideas and so handy. Great job on them and thank you for sharing your projects.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com
www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Brilliant! I think you need to have an eye for ugly to make it beautiful like you did! I just can't seem to get past the ugliness of some things enough to see potential in it! lol

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Courtney Bosarge said...

very cute projects

Celeste B. said...

WOW!!!!! They look like you spent $10 - $20 easily! Very nicely done, I love them!!!!!!! TFS! :)

Celeste B.
ccscards.blogspot.com
mctdbillman at gmail dot com

Saundra said...

The planner is AMAZING!

saundra24@yahoo.com

scrappymama said...

such great ideas! TFS!
esigmon@cox.net

Glenda said...

Great projects and I love your beautiful results! Perfect stocking stuffers!! Just became a follower! Would love for you to visit my blog!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Nisson Family said...

Great job Melissa! I love your projects!!!! Very impressive and I love that they didn't cost a lot. :)

Pam
simply-pam.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Great idea!

Melissa
dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

Wendy said...

Great ideas! They look amazing! Love that paper!
TFS your wonderful ideas!
wendy.roos2boys@gmail.com

Scrap'n Yamma said...

What a great ideas for a stocking stuffer! Thank you for sharing!

Karelj said...

Amazing what some great paper and glue can do, huh? I have that paper in pink and may use it for this! I'm a follower. ksjennings at gmail dot com and http://karelj.blogspot.com

duchessdee said...

I have some of those UGLY planners and journals myself but they will be ugly no more. Thanks for the great idea. dee

sdalla said...

Great idea and love the paper. thank you for the idea.
sdalla@aol.com

A Scrap Above said...

This is freaking amazing cute!!! I love the craftiness and "OMG CHEAP" LOL..
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Seachelle said...

Fantastic!! I love the way someone elses project can inspire your own mind. I havent a store within 5 hours so i am going to make my paper like yours using embossing powder on black card (then you gentley score lines in it with a popstick) but I am so going to do some covering because it looks great. Chelle

Jennifer said...

Melissa,

What great gifts those will make!!! :) Your daughters will love their new personal planners & notebooks!

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

debpaint16 said...

Great projects, I love the paper you picked, makes it look expensive!! I am already a Follower of yours!! TFS

debpaint16@aol.com

Darlene said...

Super cute! excellent idea! TFS

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Debbi said...

Super ideas! TFS!!
*smiles*
debbi
hockman1(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Debra said...

Wonderful! Love your idea! TFS I am a new follower

Anonymous said...

Great idea. Thanks,
lyn
blply05 at yahoo dot com

Carla's Creations said...

Adorable!!!! loved ur idea!! thanks for the blog hop!!

BunnyFreak said...

Love the notebook idea. I need to pull out my bind it all for this.

Leti said...

what a great idea to turn something ugly into something your girls will enjoy!

primpedinpaper said...

The planners turned out awesome! They look very nice and trendy. This is such a fun and quick project. Thanks for the chance to win! -Nicole primpedinpaper@gmail.com

Anna said...

Great idea!!! turned out so pretty.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

creativeprincess said...

By far the coolest paper I have ever seen! Great project!
Tara

thecreativeprincess at hotmail dot com

Debican said...

Even I like them now. Great job Hugs, Debi

myska said...

Love this idea!

aremus said...

These are so cute! TFS!!

amandaremus at gmail dot com

BABYBORICUA said...

The planner & notebook are awesome...very nice ideas....

VinDeeLoo said...

My nieces would love these.

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Love the paper and the color is just fabulous!!! Great idea and great stocking stuffer:)

MaryNSC said...

I M not going to get any sleep tonight yawl have my Brain just a BUZZING.. I cant wait to get the machines to Cutting and crating tomorrow I would start now But I would wake HUBBIE,, LOLOLOL
He has a pace maker I dont want to Shock it.. HAHAHA
Thank U for sharing
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Dave said...

LoL, just to show you how much I've got to learn with stamping, cardmaking etc.when I saw your picture with the glue spread over the blue cover. I thought yeah, here daughters will really like the modern look of the white squgglies. haha Great planner idea and another very cost effective project. Thanks so much

Beth said...

Now this is one clever idea and so much prettier than the store bought one.

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