Monday, March 2, 2009

Put this on your To-Do list!

I teach a monthly "Zutter Club" at The Scrapbooker's Dream in Tewksbury, MA. Every month I teach some kind of mini-book, and then send the students home with a "challenge" kit. The challenge kit has supplies in it, but no directions, so that the students can let their ideas flow... Here's my take on this month's challenge.

The Materials:
3 5"x7" pieces of American Crafts Cardstock
4 5"x7" pieces of My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
2 5"x7" pieces of Heavy Weight Chipboard
1 Maya Road Sheer Flower
1 yard of May Arts Ribbon
1 4"x6" notebook
I knew that I wanted to have the little notebook slide in and out of the back, so I would need a pocket (I make lots of lists :) and wanted to be able to replace the notepad once it was all used up) so I covered the back chipboard cover with cardstock, and a smaller piece of patterned paper. I attached only the edges of the patterned paper to make a pocket. To be sure that I could slide it in and out easily, I also cut a T pattern on the back of the notepad...


Here's a pic of the notepad in the pocket...

For the final decorated cover, I added the title using my QuicKutz, "To Do" is Katie Mini, and "Today" is Abigail.
The Bind-it-All makes it easy to put together note pads like this. Give it a try!

9 comments:

torpenhow07 said...

This is great, might have to give this a try

loopylou said...

what a lovely idea, i love your notepad holder too xx

MaryNSC said...

O goodie This looks like FUN!!THANK UUU!!

Scrap said...

Did you know that Making Memories For You has a big old post and page in their ezine claiming you are sponsoring them? Is this true? Why would you support that site?
Why is there nothing on this blog about it?

Sheene said...

Love this! will definitely give this a try! Thank you!

TxScrapAddict said...

Love the idea Julie!!

micci_fam said...

Is your monthly class an open class? Where can I find more information about it? Love all the ideas on your site!

cookeldy said...

I have always enjoyed challenge pack......they really push the limits of my creativity. This sort of the way I approach my scrapbooking. I collect a variety of coordinated papers and embellishments......and then I force myself to only use those products for my scrapbook pages. I'm constantly amazed at what great pages I produce

Sukari-83 said...

So lovely books here. I really like it.