Monday, 1 August 2022

Heart of Christmas - Week 5

Hello and welcome to Week 5 of the Heart of Christmas from the Art with Heart Team.

This week I'm sharing another festive project using my favourite pattern from the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper. I used this poinsettia design on last weeks Heart of Christmas creation and I just had to use it again this week.

An A5 notepad cover with pen holder makes such a lovely gift idea with lots of practical uses. And here are just a few...

  • Pop a hand written letter inside your hand made Christmas cards.
  • Write your list of card recipients.
  • Let the kids write their letter to Santa.
  • Shopping list of Christmas food and presents.

Have fun looking for matching pens to coordinate with whatever pattern you choose too!

I found the measurements for this cover in a YouTube video from Intatwyne Designs. The inside pocket could hold envelopes, stamps etc.

Simply replace the notepad when you've filled it with a new one.

I think these would make lovely customer thank you gifts or even a fun and practical Secret Santa gift.

You will find thumbnail images below for the products I used to create my project. These images are also linked to my online store.

That's it from me tonight everyone, thanks so much for stopping by on your way through our hop.

Rachel Woollard is our next creative and talented team member to share her Heart of Christmas project with us.

If you are having difficulties moving onto any of the blogs in tonight's hop, you can find the entire list of participants and their blog links with our lovely host, Sharon Davern.

Stay safe and well. See you all again soon.

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  1. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift for someone! I LOVE the paper you've used - I find some of the papers in this pack too full on, but this one is gorgeous.

  2. Fantastic gift idea Caroline and yes so many uses, especially at Christmas time

  3. Rachel Woollard1 August 2022 at 21:04

    Sorry, forgot to add my name for the last comment Caroline

  4. Such a gorgeous, and practical, project, Caroline. You use that paper beautifully ... I really must cut into it! Love the label on the front. As always, beautifully made, with such attention to detail.

  5. A delightful notepad holder Caroline, and a great gift. Love it. Xxx

  6. Such a wonderful gift idea, Caroline. You’ll need to buy another pack of this DSP soon as you are making so many wonderful projects with it!

  7. What a fabulous gift for some one Caroline and a lovely way to feature the beautiful DSP

  8. Caroline this is one of my favourites papers too and I love how you have used it to make your fabulous notepad holder. I particularly appreciate your choice of greeting.

  9. That is a great idea Caroline. I'm always making lists around Christmas time and to have them in 1 spot is fantastic. Lovely gift idea too!


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