Today I want to share a few samples of the Junior Legal Pad Covers I've been creating for my craft fair in Santa Barbara, CA this upcoming Saturday (for more information see my calendar). Those of you who were tiring of the digital samples can heave a sigh of relief (although almost any project created in My Digital Studio could be replicated in paper and ink!).
Back in July I shared a picture of a Jr. Legal Pad Cover I had done in one of my classes (see blog post here). This is a simple project requiring only one sheet of 12x12 Card Stock and a sheet of patterned paper. This time around, however, I wanted to add 'something' to the original design to complete the project which has been created and recreated by so many crafty individuals.
My simple Up a Notch addition? A basic belly band/closure using a pony tail style head band snipped and threaded through a piece of Designer Series Paper which was squashed between two pieces of milk carton (all three layers were cut with the Big Shot and the Circles #2 die and punched with the Crop-a-dile). Yes, milk carton continues to be a go to supply in my craft room (see other milk carton craft projects here). This little recycled/green embellishment acts as a handmade button and adds just the right touch to the cover. This closure can also be reused later as a simple bookmark!
This just goes to show you that taking a project up a notch does not require big changes or a lot of work.
Are you in or near Santa Barbara and looking for some last minute holiday gifts? Why not stop by the December 3rd Holiday Boutique or attend my Last Minute Holiday Gift Class on December 10th or 11th? All information can be found here.