Friday, May 21, 2010

Pocket Notebook

My son brought home this tiny little pencil from school the other day. I wonder if he could see the light bulb going off in my head when he showed it to me? I had been toying with the idea of a pocket on the front of a notebook but couldn't think of what I should put in the pocket. The tiny pencil made perfect sense!

I started by cutting down a box that my favorite soda had come in. The cardboard is cut in 4" x 4" squares and covered with this denim look DP. I cut the pages for the inside to 3 3/4" x 3 3/4". I used my handy Bind-It-All to assemble the book. I stamped the pocket onto the denim look DP and cut it out. I sponged a little ink around the edges of the pocket. I knew I couldn't just tape this pocket down and expect the pencil to fit so.....I cut some strips leftover from adhesive dots and ran those along the edges of the pocket (keeps the pencil from slipping thru too!). Here's how it looked when I was cutting those strips.

I added the pocket to the front of the notebook with the cute tab. Next I put rhinestones in each of the little circles on the pocket. The pencil was a bit snug so I sharpened both ends and it slipped in just fine (DS had already removed the metal end and eraser for me!).

Stamps: Artful INKables Pick a Pocket Piece
Paper: denim look DP from Mike’s, GP 110
Ink: Blue Bayou, Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Bind-It-All, cardboard from a soda box, Kaiserkraft rhinestones, pencil from DS, adhesive dots

Michelle B.


Patti said...

You just can't get any cuter than this! Adorable!

Lillian Child said...

How sweet is this little notebook! My niece would flip over this! Going to try this at home. Thanks for the inspiration!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is just wonderful- I could make one of these for college kids and they would like it....oops...that is if I had a bind it all...... Great project!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

perfect patterned paper for this set! Great notebook. TFS!

Crystal said...

This is just GREAT Michelle oh my, my daughter would just LOVE this.....What a fun notebook and fabulous idea, lovin the added bling!

Joy said...

this is soooo incredibly awesome!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Oh WOW! This is fabulous! Love the idea - it's sooo cool!!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

OMY I am so casing this notebook - ADORABLE!!