I stole this idea from a talented StampTV member, Sharyn Polesel. I just love this idea with the embossed background. I had to make my own cut file for the note pad, since I don't have a die for it, but I'm happy with the way it came out.
Oh, and I had to make my own sentiment, because it went to my German nephew. It says: Time got away from me again! (Belated birthday).