Happy Friday!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  We had Christmas Eve here with my family and lots of food.  Once again we over did it with the food . . . but oh my was it good!

As I’ve mentioned in prior posts, I had made some gifts for my sister, aunt and mother that I couldn’t show until after they had received them.  Today, I get to show you!  You have to bear with me though, there’s a lot of info to share.

These are the notebooks that I made for them.  Each one has their initial that was covered in Ranger Glossy Accents and then sprinkled with glitter.  Once the first layer had dried, the initials were covered again with another layer of Glossy Accents.  I love how it made the initial thicker and more durable when the books are handled.

RN Monogram Notebooks

I used heavy weight chipboard coasters for the covers, painting them black with acrylic paint.  The inside pages were made from loose leaf paper that was cut to size, and then all was bound with 5/8″ O wire binding and the Bind-it-All.  For the front panels, I used Spellbinders Labels One Nestabilities and layered them all, with the monogram raised with foam tape.  The background was made by stamping my image on white paper, clear embossing and then inking in Black Soot Distress Ink.  After I had the black color I wanted, I ironed off the embossing using the Faux Bleach Technique (you’ll see more on this later).

I needed something to wrap the notebooks in, so I decided to make my own boxes using Jen del Muro‘s mini pizza box template.  Of course, I needed to make the box larger so I added 1″ to the dimensions.

LAD Snowflake Gift Boxes

I made a band from the coordinating cardstock and put velcro on the bottom to make removal easy.  I made the snowflakes from the same paper, die cutting them with Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder Shapeabilities.  I covered each snowflake with Ranger Glossy Accents and sprinkled each with glitter.  The layers were put on a pearl brad, and to hold the wire embellishments in place, I wrapped the wire around the brad before I flattened the prongs out.    The snowflakes and sentiments were put on labels made with Spellbinders Petite Oval Nestabilities.

Oh and by the way, here’s a closeup of the monogram,

Close up of Monogram notebook

and of the gift box.

Gift Box Close up

I hope you all have a great day!

14 Responses to “Monogram Notebooks!”

  1. Sherry, Wow! I don’t know which is more gorgeous…..the notebooks or the boxes you put them in. Your “Sherriness” really shows on these. You do have my address…righ??!! Beautiful work! I know you family had to be thrilled.

  2. Wowza!! Don’t know if I could bear to open the beatuious box in order to find the groovy notebook!! 🙂 These are awesome!!! Love the bling!! Lucky family!!

  3. Wow Sherry! These are really over the top gifts. Just beautiful!

  4. I am the C that received this gorgous present. Not only is the notebook great but the box they were wrapped in were fantastic. My sis is the best sis in the wholllleee widdddeeee worlllldddd!!! Love ya

  5. Sherry, these are so fabulous, and I absolutely LOVE the boxes you presented them in! Wow! So gorgeous!

  6. WOW, Sherry…what fabulous gifts for the women in your family!!! I love how you did the initials and the boxes are sooo gorgeous!!! I bet they flipped when they opened these!!!

  7. I forgot to tell you that I left you an award on my blog…check it out when you have time!!!

  8. Not to get nit picky….but uhhh, My b-day was Dec 7 and I still haven’t received my monogramed notebook!! BWHHAAAAA
    OH MY!! These are just INCREDIBLE!! WOW!! Love the notebooks, the boxes….everything!

  9. Wow, Sherry! These notebooks are gorgeous, and the boxes are just as spectacular! Love them! Those lucky ladies!!

  10. WOW!! What really gorgeous creations you have here!! I think they would be thrilled to receive these!! What great gifts!!

  11. Sherry!! I love these notebooks…I will take the “L” one for Lori!! Hope you had a great Christmas!!

  12. These are fabulous Sherry! I love the black and white notebooks and your gift boxes are georgous too.

  13. These are super nice! I just subscribed to your blog – there are soooo many great ideas here! thanks for sharing your talent, Sherry! 🙂


  14. […] I was making the monogrammed notebooks at Christmas, I used lined filler paper for the inside pages.  When I trimmed the paper down, I […]

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