LOL & Make Someone's Day

An LOL booklet: It's 6 pages of 5 inch x 7 inch papers that feature stamped funny sayings and designs. The white paper insert on each page allows you to stamp with many different color inks. It was super fun designing this booklet.  We have so many stamps that are perfect for making an LOL card (or booklet in this case) for someone special that needs cheering up or who always has a smile for everyone.
First, choose the color scheme for your pages. You don't want to use too thick a card stock because someone has to flip through the pages.  Regular card stock pads that you buy at the craft store or online retailer, like the 8.5 x 11 or 12x12 paper pads work great and the color options are limitless.  I always like to lay out my color card stock before any project to coordinate the look.
Cut 7 pages of 5 inch by 7 inch pieces. This can be textured or smooth paper.
Then, use a smooth card stock and cut 6 pieces of 4.5 inch x 6 inch. The white paper is what you will be stamping on.
Now, stamp the funny sayings and corresponding designs on each page. 
Below is each page and the Deep Red stamps that were used in this project.
"Coffee Productivity Rubber Stamp", "Flying Man Rubber Stamp" and "Flourish Latte Rubber Stamp"  The flying man design matches perfectly with the saying about having unrealistic expectations after drinking a cup of latte!
"Voices in My Head Rubber Stamp" and "Always Succeed Rubber Stamp" (for the light bulb). The light bulb stamped image was cutout and glued onto the page. You can do either, stamp all stamps onto the paper or stamp and cutout the pieces, and then glue them on.  I found that stamping the main sentiment onto the page worked the best since you do not want to cut around text.  You can then stamp whatever designs onto separate paper, cut them out and glue them to the page.
"Superstitious Rubber Stamp" and "Lucky Leprechaun Rubber Stamp" This may be a stretch...but these 2 stamps make an awesome St. Patricks Day card.
"Keep the Dream Alive Rubber Stamp" and "Crescent Moon Rubber Stamp" The sentiment stamp was cut out from the clock so that I could use them separately.  I like the look of having text in the center about and images above and below.
"Seaweed Attack Rubber Stamp" "Whale Rubber Stamp" and "Water Droplets Rubber Stamp" For the water droplets to have a faint look, I used Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass.  There were so many options for the Seaweed stamp, I almost used our Coral Reef Rubber Stamp, Altered Mermaid, Bubbles Background, Water Beads Background, Goldfish, School of Fish and probably a few more I haven't thought of!
"My Mind Wanders Rubber Stamp" and "Water Splash Rubber Stamp" The open lettering allow for coloring in and I had the fabulous idea of using yellow marker like a highlighter for the funny bits.

Be sure to glue your white inserts onto the right side of the 5x7 page to allow room for the binding.

For the binding, I used 3 grommets, but you can use your favorite method. 

The cover can be anything you like. I added little wooden letters for the {LOL} and added a pocket with a fun greeting slide.  An owl comes out from under the "What a Hoot" line. Rubber stamps used on the cover are:
"Birthday Prescription Rubber Stamp" (for 'your doctor recommended')
and "Laughter Between Friends Rubber Stamp" (for the word 'laughter')
How to make the pocket: Simply add chipboard pieces to the back of the card stock that has cut to about 4 1/2 inches by 4 inches. Use a rotary cutter and clear ruler to trim chipboard, or any type of recycled thick paper (chipboard from cereal works awesome for this!). Having a clear ruler really helps see through the guidelines on the mat.
Glue your chipboard pieces to the back of the pocket on 3 sides.  The thickness of the chipboard allows the What a Hoot insert to slide. Width of "What a Hoot" paper slide is 2 1/2 inches by 5 inches. The size of each chipboard support is about 1 inch wide, depending upon how big you wish to make the pocket. Try and fill all 3 side with the chipboard guides.
Add a ribbon to the top and you have a super cute booklet that you can give to someone special to cheer up their day!

 Here is a look at all 6 pages before they became the booklet.  We have so many funny sayings rubber stamps to help you create your perfect LOL book! Link to some of our other laugh out loud themed stamps.

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