Saturday, July 9, 2011

THESE PAINT YOUR ORDINARY NOTEPADS

so...when attempting to clean my crafting cave...i came across a buttload of paintchips...not sure how i ended up with so many...but figured it was time to put some to use...got to thinking of ideas...and these little notepads came to mind!...

paintchip notebooks

with the help of my zutter bind it all i whipped these up in no time!...the front is one of my many paintchips...the middle...copier paper cut to match the size...the back...some chipboard also cut to size....punched holes in everything...then cut my wires for the binding and went to town!...

paintchip notebooks...

the paintchips i used were 4" inches by 5" inches...so they make nice sized notepads...sad thing...is even if i made a hundred these little rainbow cuties...i'd still have paintchips leftover...yeah...told you i had a buttload!....lol...

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45 comments:

Sharla said...

Oh my goodness, those are so cute and so very clever!!

Amy said...

Love, love, LOVE this idea!

Liliana W said...

Carrie, your ideas are super fantabulous!! TFS...:)

Jean said...

These are really cute. I have a ton of paintchips and never can figure out any uses for them.

Heather said...

Totally cute idea!!! TFS I am going to keep my eyes open for some of these bigger sized paint chips.

Nadia said...

Fantastic idea! Pinning it now!

Jackie said...

Holy Moly you are a crafting genius! I would never have seen paint chips and thought to make mini note books out of them - but NOW every time I see paint chips I'll think of you and mini notebooks!

Since you have so many, maybe you could do a little giveaway! You can challenge the recipients to make something creative and send you pictures!
Your creativity is infectious!

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

Such a cute and creative idea! LOVE it! :) Aren't you glad you are a paint chip hoarder! lol!

L.B. said...

Is it wrong I want to go to the hardware store to get paint samples now??? Fun idea

Felicia @ All Things Fee said...

Love Love love these! Wish I had a binder to whip some up!

Would love for you to share at Calling all Crafters!
http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/07/calling-all-crafters-15th-edition.html

Danka Doo said...

Too darn cute....makes me want to go buy a Bind It All...

Danka Doo said...

Too darn cute....makes me want to go buy a Bind It All...

Kraftychick said...

SUPER IDEA!! I also have an entire box of paint chips - what was I going to do with them? I just don't remember - now this is a great idea!!

Thanks,
Jackie

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

Cute idea!! Very clever!

Ashley said...

SOOO cute, i love them:)
http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

Alyssa said...

These are so fun! Great job!

Alyssa @ http://sweetsewnstitches.blogspot.com/

Carolyn said...

These are great - the best use of paint chips that I've seen! If you have a moment, I would love for you to share this project on my Inspiration Board.
http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/07/inspiration-board-link-party_12.html
Thanks for the inspiration.
carolyn | homework

Amanda said...

Love it! I so enjoy your ideas!

myapyapooh said...

What a wonderful idea.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Those are so cute! I love all the fun things you can make with free paint chips:)

Cap Creations said...

So creative and fun looking! I love then and have a son that would love them too. He loves all things notebook!

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

Very creative and really pretty! I think they would make great gifts. Thanks for linking up!

-Ela

Mimi said...

These are so fun! Thanks for sharing at Hoo's Got Talent. I love seeing paint chip crafts - always such beautiful colors!

c.w.frosting said...

Very cute & so creative. I love pretty paper ideas!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

I LOVE this idea! I'm a paint chip lover! I am your newest follower! I would love it if you stopped by and became mine!

Jamie said...

these are incredible!!!! I have a painting business and always take notes when I'm with a client... how fun to write my notes in something like this. GREAT work.

Judy Bagwell said...

This is sooo cute!! I have a friend that decorates, I will have to make this for her.

Jennifer Dawn said...

Very cute! I have seen so many crafts lately using the paint chips. Love it!

Jennifer said...

Carrie - I love these!! So creative and adorable - I pinned this to make later, and I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love Favorites.

http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2011/07/friday-im-in-love.html

xoxo

Jenn @ Social Salutations

Tammy said...

These are so totally clever. Love the title of the post as well ;)

Janelle said...

That is a very cute idea and colorful too. Would make really nice teacher gifts as well.

Andrea said...

Nice idea! I have a drawer full of paint chips too...oh my!

Andrea
www.addicted2tutes.blogspot.com

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Fantastic idea but now there's yet another craft tool I'm going to want! That binderall thingy could come in pretty handy. Thanks so much for linking up to this week's BFF Open House!

- - Sheryl - - said...

cute - I saw these on another site and they are on my to make list!

Deanne said...

This is an amazing idea!! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower.
hugs
Deanne
http://deannescreativejuice.blogspot.com/

Swedie said...

A nice way to use them up, and they make colorful notebooks.

Amanda said...

Love this use of paint chips! I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/paint-chip-note-pads/

If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

Michele said...

super cute and fun!

Cin said...

Oh Bean!!!! These are just too STINKIN CUTE!!!!!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Now, aren't you the craftest person around!! What a great idea!

Julie E said...

Oh my, these are so cute!!! I want to go buy a binding machine so I can make my own!!!

April said...

MORE paint chip ideas please!! I just grabbed a ton of them. I have some ideas, but more can't hurt!

Aditi Sundararaman said...

OMG more ideas!! i LOVE paint chips...if i could have a ton of "paint chipped" things in my room it would be heaven! <3 <3 <3

Toodie said...

Great idea! I have a boatload of these too! Hmmm, does that mean we all like to collect the chips or do we actually ever get around to painting? LOL

riri said...

great idea...love it!

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