I used double-sided papers from K & Company (Classic K McKenna Paper Pad). Have I mentioned how much I love this paper? I did a little distressing with my sanding block on the scalloped strip. The writing was done with my pen tool using an alphabet file from Sam & Hailey Designs. I then added some pen detail by hand with my white Signo pen. This is the best white pen I have used so far. The white flourishes are rub-ons from American Crafts. The last touch was a fabric flower from my stash topped with a Flared Flower from Creative Charms.
On the inside, I added the pocket using some more K & Company paper. I don't usually like to combine too many patterned papers because I am afraid it will look too busy, but when it all comes from the same paper pack I feel a lot more comfortable. I think all the patterns go pretty well together.
Now I have a pretty cover to hold my grocery list and a pocket to hold my coupons. There is even a pen holder. Isn't this a fun little project? You could use this for so many things (a journal, a doodle book, for writing letters, etc.). I think I may need to make a few more now. :-) If you would like to make one of these for yourself, Shelly should have it loaded to her section of the store soon.
I am also submitting this to the Made It Myself Mondays challenge over at You Had Me at Craft.
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