Did you think that said Perspiration Thursday? Just for a second? Ha! Gotcha! Actually, maybe it should be called Perspiration Thursday, since this is my new feature where I actually get off my rear and DO something I've pinned! It's about time, Michelle. By the way, you can follow me on Pinterest here. I have crafty boards, stuff for kids, and of course some bling. You name it, I got it.
So, to kick off my very first Pinspiration Thursday, I bring you:
I got the idea from this crafty pin:
I made it my own by using tiny composition books I found at Walmart. They are sold in a 3-pack for less than $3, in the office supplies aisle. They are perfect for purses, and for that reason I thought of them for stocking stuffers and small gifts for friends or teachers for Christmas. However, they would also be a great gift anytime!
So, without further ado, here's the How-To:
Step 1: Add a Bookmark
Simply glue a length of tiny grosgrain ribbon in-between the back cover and the last page of the notepad. I used superglue and it worked like a charm.
Step 2: Cut Scrapbook Paper to Size
Step 3: Use Spray Adhesive to Glue to Notepad
Although it requires you to work outside, I strongly recommend spray adhesive rather than Mod Podge. It won't bubble; enough said. I have noticed my edges peeling up already after just a few weeks bumping around in my purse, so you may want to go heavy on the edges for yours.
Step 4: Trim Your Corners:
Or, cut your paper to fit the curved corners when you begin, and then you can skip this step, whichever you prefer.
Step 5 (optional): Add Decorative Elements:
I added this little label (it says "musings") which I designed and cut with my Silhouette.
This project took me no more than about an hour and a half, even though I made multiples. Quick, easy and adorable--how's THAT for a gift idea???
So what do you think of Pinspiration Thursday? What kinds of Pins should I try out next?
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