Thursday, October 18, 2012

"book of notes" for Joy

Earlier this year, I came across these amazing "book of notes" posts by Danni of Oh, Hello Friend.  I almost died.

I knew I was going to HAVE to make my own, but I pretty much spent the next several months just going back and looking longingly at the ones Danni made.

Finally, this summer I spent an evening making a book of notes for my friend Joy.  I still owed her a handwritten note from the calligraphy post earlier this year, and I wanted to do something special to congratulate her on her wedding in April.

I started with an envelope I made from a wallpaper scrap (you can see a better pic of the envelope here).  I had already decided this bright envelope was going to be Joy's because it was fun and full of personality, just like her.  I addressed the envelope to Joy months ago, but it sat unfilled while I decided what to put in it!

But, finally--a book of notes.  Here is the cover.

Pages 1 and 2 . . .

detail of page 1 . . .

There's a little letter inside the envelope on page 2.

 Pages 3 and 4 . . . the new couple's last initial and wedding date.  :)

detail of page 4 . . .

Pages 5 and 6 . . . a little reminder inside the brown kraft pocket . . .

. . . and an envelope full of love notes for sharing.

I included the envelope of love notes so Joy could write little notes to her husband using the cards, hopefully spreading the cheer even further.  

I have more where this came from--these are so fun to make!  Hint:  the letter I wrote to my mom was full of notes.  I'll post pics next week. 

So what do you think?  If you haven't already, you really must visit Oh, Hello Friend and see the notes Danni made that that started it all.  Here is a little sample (click the caption to go to the original post) . . .

"Notes for Nicholas"

"Notes for Abby"

Are you inspired yet?  Now you can spend the weekend writing notes!  You are welcome.  :)

(Tomorrow I'll tell you more about the care package and try to round up all the great suggestions people gave into one list.  Stay tuned!)


  1. That is such a neat idea! It is so personalized and shows how much you care about your friend!

    1. Thank you, Donna! Yes, I think the personalization is what makes it so special--and the fact that it's interactive. It's so fun having lots of little flaps and envelopes to open. :)


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