The Junior legal pad is actually cut into half — I am not a fan of that. So I decided to buy some 5″ x 8″ legal pads (from Office depot). Then I had to stop by at staples for coin envelopes for another project (from splitcoaststampers) and I saw these mini legal pads- they are a pack of 3 for $1.
These are 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ and look absolutely cute. So wouldn’t they be perfect to carry around instead of some of the bulky notebooks we get–spiral bound, or wire bound!!! Now I know we could carry these as they are, but hey nothing like spicing it up with some bright colors and little decor 😀 that’s what we crafty people do 😉
So after some trials and experiments, I finally made it …. can not say it is perfect but I like it.. and I am sure all my friends for whom I will make this will like it too =) So this is a sample I made yesterday:
Since I was working on the measurements and everything, I did not click pictures of every step like I had hoped. So here is how I made it.
1 mini legal pad measuring 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″
1- 12″x12″ Designer paper ( I used Summer Smooches available for limited time from Stampin’ Up!)
1- 12″x12″ coordinating Cardstock (Night of Navy – Stampin’ Up!)
Scrap pieces of Whisper White and Daffodil Delight (Stampin’ Up!)
Crumb Cake and Rich Razzelberry
Rich Razzelberry- 1/4″ grosgrain style
Broadsheet Alphabet (Stmapin’ Up!)
Punches: (not in the picture)
1″ Sqaure punch, 1-3/8″ sqaure punch, Scallop Sqaure Punch ( Stampin’ Up!)
Paper piercer, Scoreboard, Paper cutter, Sticky Strip, Tombo Glue,
STEP 1: Cut the cardstock to 7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and score at 3-5/8″ and 3-7/8″ on the long side. Fold on score lines.– this will be the base cover for the pad. Cut the Designer paper to 3-3/8″ x 5-1/4″ for layering. Cut a small piece of the Designer paper measuring 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ for covering the top of the pad.
STEP 2: Layer the Designer paper on the Cardstock.
STEP 3: Use the small strip of designer paper. I did not score this as I was not getting the measurements right. So I just put sticky strip on the front and the back. I started with the front making sure I layered the edges together and pressed it down to the back.
STEP 4: Stamp letter K (my friend’s initial) from the Broadsheet Stamp set on Whisper white and punch it out using 1″ square punch. I also punched Scallop Sqaure in Daffodil Delight and 1-3/8″ square in Night of Navy. Layer them together.
STEP 5: Add glue strips to the back of the pad and glue it inside of the base cover. Make sure you glue it close to the scored line.
STEP 6: Glue the Initial in the center of the front. Also add the brad (you could measure to find the center to make a hole for the brad). Tie a ribbon to add some interest.
STEP 7: Cut out a 3-1/2″ piece of Rich Razzelberry ribbon. Put sticky strips on both ends, form a loop and glue it to the back making sure the loop is hanging out enough for it to get into the brad.
The completed cover:
One last look:
Love it… Now hopefully my friend will love it as well 😀
Until Next time,