Marvelous Monday 3-9-09

My Sister and I had a Game Night Friday night.  She sales Simply Fun which fun family games.  We thought it would be fun to use the new game night stamps and have a combo party.  If you would be interested in more information about her games you can check out her website at www.brigetudy.simplyfun.com.

game-night-folder-closedI wanted to create a fun project that would go along with the theme.  I found this folder created by Wendy Knowles in our awesome group.  I decided to give it a try.  Her project was all covered with the DSP, but I didn’t have enough so I decided to try it with paper that I stamped on.  She covered a file folder.

game-night-folder-openI found that this was a little more difficult with the solid paper verses the DSP and it was hard to fold and not have it bubble.  I still think that it turned out cute, but was more time consuming than I wanted for the party so I decided I needed to simplify.

game-night-scores-closedThis is the project I came up with.  It is really quite fast and easy.  It’s just one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper folded around the note pad.  Then I added the DSP and some stamped paper.  I still added the cute black strip in the front like she had.  I used a crimped paper inbetween to give it a little more texture.  I decided I didn’t want to tie the bow everytime we used it so I put the stampin’ demimentionals  on the bottom part of the black tag only so I could slide the ribbon off the top.

game-night-scores-openInside Wendy had attached the notebook with sticky strip but I wanted to be able to replace it with out tearing my book so I decided to put a strip of DSP all the way across.  I only glued it down on one side.  Where the note book is I placed it in-between the card board back and the last sheet of paper.  Then I put sticky strip on each side of it.  This way I cold slip the note book out and put a new one in.

We love to play games with my family and I really loved having a way to keep score.  There is a little ribbon loop on the front that you can keep a pencil in.  This way we can keep this with all the games and then when we want to play we don’t have to find a notebook a paper.  Sometimes it’s also fun to see who won last time so it’s nice to have it all in one place.

Product used:
113995 Jackpot DSP $9.95
1113220 Game Night $20.95
109027 Black 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95
101618 Crimper $19.95
103375 1-3/8″ Square Punch $15.95
104400 1-1/4″ Square Punch $15.95
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95

Colors- Basic Black, Real Red, So Saffron, Very Vanilla

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