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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mini Legal Pad Cover

As you may know, I am on the creative team for Shelly's Art. She designed this fabulous cover for mini legal pads (5"x8"). As soon as I saw the file, I knew I wanted to make one for my grocery list. I found my little mini legal pads at the dollar store (3 in a pack), but I am sure they are widely available.



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.




Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments:

  1. Hi Kelly, so pretty...love it. What a functional yet awesome project. FABULOUS! ~Shen

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  2. Wow! What a great use of my file! How practical is this and I could see taking this to the store versus a piece of paper list that often gets lost and coupons the fly all over the place! Great job Kelly! Those papers are gorgeous and the mix of patterns is fab!

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  3. Absolute GENIUS!!!!!! You are SO very creative! What a great idea to use Shelly's file this way! I'm going to have to lift this idea! Taking a pretty pad to the grocery store is a great alternative to take pieces of papers and like Shelly said, having your coupons flying all over the place. That is something I would do OR forget you have a coupon! That's what I do until I'm all rang up at the store and then realize I have coupons! DUH!

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  4. Hi Kelly, I told you I would come back to see you. I am so glad I have. This is a very clever project. You could make the same kinda thing for cards lists, like birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas presents, lots of different uses. Great idea, I will have to lift it. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  5. You are super crafty! I love this! I may have to scraplift this too!! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Raina
    http://scrapwithraina.blogspot.com/

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  6. This is great! Thanks for linking it up to my show and tell!

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  7. Oh I absolutely LOVE this! You're right about how nice the combination of patterns look when all taken from the same pack!

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