Monday, July 25, 2011

Blue's Clues Handy Dandy Notebook

This is a rather random post. It has nothing to do with church, theology, the Bible, or anything of interest in my life other than my kids. And my desire to help others like me. So Easton is into Blue's Clues. I know, it is a 10 year old show that is no longer on television. But somehow he found one of our vhs tapes (we call them our DVR tapes just to make ourselves feel cool) and he discovered Blues Clues. His second birthday is coming up and we are doing a Blues Clues theme. By the way, put your leftover Wonder Pets cups, napkins and party favors in a big box, and write on it, "sell on ebay in 2021." Seriously, some crazy parent of an about-to-be-two year old will pay big money for it. No, seriously . . . I know they will. (At least I don't think I am that weird).

So anyways, my contribution to the Blues Clues themed birthday party is to buy or create the Handy Dandy notebooks for each partygoer. Since I am not into paying $10 each on ebay, I figured I would create my own. The cover is the hardest part. Image searches on Google produced nothing much, so I had to create one the hard way. So I figured I would share them. And this is the only way I know how to do it.

So if you are a dad who does not own photoshop and you find Microsoft Paint incredibly difficult to use, join the club! And enjoy. (And if you feel like it, send a few dollars via paypal to jmatters@juno.com) No just kidding, unless you really want to, in which case I am not kidding at all.

6 comments:

becca + gabe said...

Thank You!!!!!!! My son wants a Blues Clues party, and the handy dandy notebooks online are so expensive! Thanks to you, I was easily able to make my own, for a fraction of the cost. Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I too have a two year old who loves Blue's Clues, thus the theme for his birthday party. You have just saved me so much time AND money. Thanks again!

Cyndi said...

Thanks so much for making this! I used it for a birthday cake I made.
http://pretzelparties.blogspot.com/2013/03/blues-clues-cake.html

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU! My baby boy is turning 2 in August & I really appreciate you posting this.

Philip S. Karle said...

Thanks a lot! My four year old loves his notebook, but is a little be worried about what Blue's going to do without his. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for photo but any clue where to get the red spiral? My niece is very particular about details and she would like to have exactly what Steve has.