Getting ready for some Jolly Holidays

The Simply Amazing Recruiting Promotion that Stampin’ Up! offered for 2 weeks in November yielded a number of new Maui Stampers, and we got together over the weekend to go over a few demonstrator “nuts and bolts”.  I couldn’t let them leave without a little something, now, could I?

Jolly Holiday Notepads

Jolly Holiday Junior Legal Notepads


These are very simple to create, and you’ll make a bunch of these in a flash when you visit Melissa, the Stamp Doc and watch her tutorial.  I made a slight modification – I cut my paper to 8 1/2″ instead of 8″ to give me a smidgen more room.

Here’s just one to give you a better idea of how it looks:

Jolly Holiday Notepad

  • Tags for Christmas, Jolly Old St Nick and Play on Words stamp sets
  • Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler cardstock
  • Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper
  • Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Classic ink pads
  • Old Olive 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon; Linen Thread
  • Sticky Strip
  • Large Decorator Buttons in Deck the Halls
  • Ornament Punch (currently backordered due to manufacturing problems)
  • Scallop Trim Border punch

I stock up on the Pentel RSVP pens during back-to-school sales.  Maui isn’t very big, and things tend to sell out kind of quickly, so I’ve raised a few eyebrows when I hit the checkstand.  The DSP isn’t as sturdy as cardstock, but since this is a Christmas Season pattern it doesn’t have to hold up for more than a month or so.  The Sticky Strip is used to hold the pleats of the grosgrain down – once you’ve done it once or twice you can do it in your sleep.  Trust me on that; I’m a late night crafter and sometimes when I’m finishing up I really am working in my sleep.

Time to get going.  I need a few more of these – good thing they go together so quickly.



1 thought on “Getting ready for some Jolly Holidays

  1. CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! I have all of the stuff to make these and I am sooo copying you today. 🙂 I saw Melissa’s post and thought I’d make these to sell at a craft fair, but never got around to it. You have re-inspired me! Love your Christmas DSP and cover!


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