Friday, November 13, 2009

Altered Legal Pad PTI Swap

Link to PTI card and Notebook swap hosted by Craftycrunchymama on SCS This round has just opened we would love to have you join us.

$8.00 Notebook swap, LOL! The swap girls are probably sick of me calling them the $$ notebooks but I find the exchange so ridiculous I can't get it out of my head. (A known paper crafter sells these altered notebooks on Etsy and people actually pay the $8.00 listed price...some people need a reality check don't they?) Okay, I have it for them...
Staples Receipt for 12 jr legal pads staples brand with two cuts and tax totalling

divided by
24 (the amount of cut pads you have in the end)
or 49 cents per 1/2 legal pad (this is your main cost for this project.
You then get two covers from a 8 1/2 by 11 standard piece of card stock we will use PTI's price of per sheet of $.18 (when you buy the 50 pack) so cost per project $.09
PTI's price for DP (1 8 by 8 sheet) $.22 and you can get 3 projects from 1 sheet so a final cost of $.07 so lets do the math for the cost of paper product used in this project...

.49 (notebook)
.09 (card stock)
.07 (dp)
.65 (total cost of paper product used per project)

**Note, I have not included price for any products other then the cost of paper**

There you have it my trip back to the reality of a Midwestern small town girl who would NEVER pay $8.00 for one stack of paper, now do you see my humor in it all?

Here is my finished altered notebook for this swap round *I will be replacing the pen with an RSVP brand pen* I donated some note pads such as these in October to the Nursing Home my friend was joking that I need a ball chain to attach the pens so they would know where they are LOL. I took her seriously thinking she was onto something here and wanted to figure out a nice looking way to attach a pen to this style of altered pad. Here is what I did...
save the bottom scrap piece of card stock
punch the outer card stock on the back seam with SU's slot punch
thread the card stock through then adhere to the inside back cover
place in the cut notepad
make two score lines 1/2" apart
attach the other end to the outside front cover
adhere your decorator piece of dp
there you have it a notepad with attached pen;)

Product list...
jr. legal pad cut in half
PTI scarlet jewel card stock, ribbon and ink
PTI stamp set Sweet Love
Bo bunny dotted dp
BasicGrey Bittersweet DP
SU slot punch
SU scallop circle punch
1 1/2" circle punch
Crackle Accents by Ranger
White Gel pen

Happy Stamp Day!


Susan said...

Oh Sara I am SO excited that I get one of these!!! It's absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors and the layout of it and all the little goodies you added to make it spectacular!!

Melissa S said...

Sara I'm totally on board in thinking that $8 is absured. I wish I was talanted enough to sell them for that. Love the pen holder!!


Rebecca said...

I love the colors you used. This looks awesome! And I have to say.....8 bucks is crazy!

Banu said...

Gorgeous...Loved it. This is just awesome.

I had a question for you. Did they cut it straight through the cardboard and all? Coz the staples I called told me that they had to remove the card board and cut only the paper.

Jen said...

Wow this is stunning! Love the attached pen...very cool!

Chris said...

love the ball and chain pen on your $8 notebook!! lol your cover is so cute!! >"<