Monday, 12 December 2016

Quick & Simple Notepads

Hi there :)

I have a bunch of quick jotter pad gifts to share with you this week, they really 
are simple to make and would be ideal token gifts for friends, family and teachers.

These are slim, shop bought notebooks that have had their front 
covers removed, so I could replace them with my own decorated jacket :)
All you need to do is cut a strip of card the same width as your notebook and then
 measure and score two lines so you can wrap the cover over the top spine. 
You will need to allow an extra inch of card so you can attach the cover onto 
the back of your notebook....
 you could even adhere a magnetic strip for attaching to a fridge!!

I used Altenew's Garden grow for this cover and water coloured the images using
 Distress inks, the lettering is an old Hero stamp set in my stash.

This cover has been stamped using Altenew's water colour wonders 
and the Perfectly Penned alphabet by Concord & 9th (more stocks will be here this week)

These next two were such fun to create using Lawn Fawn Stamps... I went through my stash and pulled out all of the sets with images you'd find on a shopping list and arranged them on my MISTI so I could stamp one on Kraft and one on white

I used Polychrome pencils on the Kraft and Copics on the white then white heat embossed the Shop, Shop Shop wording with Mama Elephants Hollow letters on black card before I added shading with a white pencil


I used 10 different Lawn Fawn sets so here are the links minus the pictures...

I hope these have inspired you, as you can see the covers can be decorated 
in any style to suit the recipient and would be great makes for children to help with too :)

Thanks for stopping by :)
Jenny x


  1. I love these! Such a great idea, I'm going to have to try this myself. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  2. Fantastic idea, so creative! I used to make my own by cutting sheets and stapling them into a handmade cover... can't believe I didn't think of this, which would have saved hours of work and looked better too! The covers are gorgeous <3 Lovely project Jenny!

  3. WOW!!
    this is SO cute..what a great idea..and stunning coloring!!
    LOVE it!!

  4. Oh I love these so much! Great idea


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