Thursday, 10 February 2011

Fancy A Refill?

We get through lots of notepads where I work,so I thought I'd have a go at making a fancy cover for one to give to my friend for her birthday using the same papers as I used for her Birthday card. I've covered lots of pads in the past but as the pad would be used up in a short time,I thought I'd have a go at making a cover that could be refilled,if you get what I mean.

So I measured up the original front cover but only up to the spiral and then cut some thick card one eighth of an inch wider, then using a scalloped nestability die I removed a small segment from the top middle section,This is the inside of the cover. I then cut another front in green bazil and punched a hole at each top corner to thread ribbon through. At this point I wish that I'd thought to add some eyelets but I didn't think about this until I'd already put the front together.

Once the front was decorated I threaded some ribbon across the front passing the ends through and leaving them long enough to thread through the spiral and tie with a bow. To assemble the cover I used some strong narrow double sided tape close to the edge of the three sides leaving the scalloped cut edge open. I trimmed the original cover down slightly by about 1 cm on each of the three edges then slid it into the new cover. The ribbon was then passed through the spiral and pulled out to the front near the middle passing it over the middle wire and tying it with a bow.

I'm using this for the following challenges:-
Simon Says,Anything but a card,
Craft Your Passion 44,Anything goes,
KBCute Monday Challenge 2,Inspired by a book,(Well it was a note book that started this)
Thanks for stopping by,


Berenice R. said...

Hi Julie! So nice project. All the crafty projects are welcome at the KB Challenge. Thanks for playing :)

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

This is so pretty x Leigh x

Dorcas said...

Such a great idea, Julie!! It came out real nice. :-)

Linda R. said...

This is so clever, I think she is going to love it.

Hugs, Linda

Jill said...

Absolutely gorgeous project, really love everything about it! Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Jill

Rica said...

Fantastic project, I love the idea of having a refillable notebook cover and your papers and details are so pretty.

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

Squirrel x said...

Oh hun, this is such a great idea - our office notebooks are so boring, I'd be pleased as punch to walk around with one like this! Gorgeous, and I love the bright, fresh green. Hugs, Sxx

debby4000 said...

Your notebook is gorgeous.

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**Farrah** said...

Just lovely!! And soooo clever the way you made it reusable!!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous love your colours, big hugs love Pops x x x

Alicia said...

This is a fantastic idea Julie!!! I am sure your friend will love it!! I love the bright green and the flower arrangement.
Alicia xx

Cammy said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Sammibug said...

Cute notebook. Thank you for joining in our "anything goes" challenge at Craft Your Passion.