There are 5 items in this gift set:
- A journal, which is an embellished composition book. I always stock up on these when you can get them for $.25 at back to school time.
- A 2 year calendar/planner - I usually buy these at Michaels, and I think they usually are available starting in September - sometimes in the dollar section, sometimes they have a separate "calendar" section. You need the ones with the clear covers that you can slip off.
- An embellished notepad. I try to pick these up at a dollar store.
- An embellished Pentel R.S.V.P. pen
- A bookmark - which is basically an embellished paper clip. In the past I have used the enormous, long paper clips but they are getting harder to find and are expensive. So this year I switched to these cool round ones that I found at Office Depot.
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Cricut Cartridge: Sweet Treats
Cardstock: DCWV, AC Cardstock
I have had a number of people ask for more detailed instructions, so here they are:
Directions for Embellished Composition Book
The directions are going to vary somewhat depending on what brand of composition books you get. I always get the ones at Wal-Mart.
Spine: 9 ¾ x 5
Front upper right: 5 ½ x 4 ¼
Front lower right: 5 ½ x 5 ½
Front long strip (next to spine): 9 ¾ x 5/8
Front short strip: 5 ¾ x 3/8” except if you’re planning on using a punch, then you’ll want it wider. I started at 1” and then trimmed to my liking.
Back: 9 ¾ x 5 ½
Here are some more suggestions:
- use good quality cardstock because the liquid glue will soak through the lighter weight stuff far too easily, EXCEPT…
- It is easiest to use paper on the spine. Cardstock can be a little tricky to wrap around the front and back of the spine. It can be done – what I do is rub the cardstock width-wise along a sharp edge (like a counter-top), and that helps create a curve that you can ease around the book.
- Remember, these dimensions may vary slightly depending on the size of your composition book