Scrap Challenge: Notepad Cover

Published by under 3D projects | Sep 29 2008

I had a scrap of Fall Flowers Designer Series paper in my hand, and was just about to drop it in the recycling bin, when inspiration hit for this little project. I tend to keep every little piece but my scrap bucket nearly needs its own room, so I’m trying to get tough on that.

All it took was a rectangle of Fall Flowers DS paper (approx. 7cmx11.5cm), a strip of pre-cut Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon (I knew it would come in handy one day), and half a sheet of Really Rust cardstock. I cut the cardstock down to 18cm x 13cm. The long side is scored at 8.5cm in from each side, which created a 1cm spine. This particular notepad has a coil binding at the top – perfect for tying scraps of ribbon to – but that means we do need a wider spine.

This covered notebook is similar in concept to one I posted on my old blog (over here).

The textured Die-Cut Bloom (from the Spring Mini Catalogue) is sponged around the edges with Really Rust ink. I love the effect of sponging on textured cardstock – it really brings out the grain so beautifully. You can click on the photos to see it better.

The narrow Old Olive thread tied in the button is actually the edge cut from the grosgrain ribbon. Waste not, want not!

The little project has inspired me to dig down into my scrap bucket more often and see what I come up with. Next time I’ll take a before photo!

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2 Responses to “Scrap Challenge: Notepad Cover”

  1. Sarahon 30 Sep 2008 at 3:40 pm

    I love them! I have a pile of notepads here because I write lists constantly, maybe I should pretty them up :)

    I’m the first to comment, woo :)

  2. Heatheron 29 Nov 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you so much for this wonderful idea – it is the perfect gift for my daughters teacher’s aide who uses her notepad for everything!

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