Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cheaper By The Dozen

Do y'all know the story of Frank Gilbreth - Cheaper by the Dozen?  You probably have either seen or read the story at some point.  He and his wife were efficiency experts way back in the 50's and had 12 children.  I always loved watching the movie when I was a kid and for some reason the concepts he developed have always remained in the back of my head - as a matter of fact I think if I were to conduct a genealogy study I might find that I am one of his long lost family members, LOL!   Frank believed that you should use your time and motion in the most efficient manner possible. I think he would have also been an excellent recycler!  Anyway, after creating some calendars last week I found myself with a pile of white card stock scraps.  In keeping with good old Frank's philosophies, I felt I really needed to put them to good use. But what to do?  I did not want to have to spend a lot of time cutting pieces so I really needed a project that I could use these scraps without having to change the size of them. 

Well, I dug around in my stash and pulled a few things together.  The Coffee Break note cards were so much fun that I decided to expand upon that idea.  Here is the result - do you love it?  I'm thinking this would make a fun little hostess or teacher gift.  I'll probably include a pen and maybe some fun magnets or thumbtacks and it will be all ready to go.

Coffee Break Lists


Crafty Girls said...

Love this!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Adorable. I have always loved writing on long narrow notes. Maybe I'll do this too - I think I have a lot of cs this size (leftovers) :) You are on creative lady, without a doubt !

Barbara said...

These are awesome Sharon...great idea!

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