Do you make lists? Like a grocery list, or a list of blog projects, or a list of anything? I do all the time. I have to. So I made a notepad cover using my Silhouette®, Silhouette® printable adhesive kraft paper and sketch pens.
Do you need to write down anything you want to remember? Please tell me I’m not alone in this! For example, if a friend tells me what movies or shows to watch on NetFlex, I have to write them down or I’ll forget! Yesterday, I happened to catch an episode of Dr. Oz. By the way, are all his shows about weight loss? I’ve only seen his show a couple of times and it always seems that weight loss is the topic. If so, I should probably watch more often! He was talking about ways to boost your metabolism. I had to write them down because I knew I’d forget!
When I remember, I use Evernote on my iphone. Oh my gosh, shoot me now! I find that the older I get….well, you know!
When I was in the office store to buy ink cartridges (don’t even get me started on the cost of those things!), I picked up a pack of these little notepads.
They’re a perfect, little size to keep in my purse. But a little boring, dontcha think? Then I remembered (ha!) that I had a pack of printable adhesive kraft paper from Silhouette® that I hadn’t tried out yet.
Want to make your own pretty notepad covers? Here’s how:
First you’ll need the notepads. I got mine at Office Max.
You’ll need your Silhouette®, the printable adhesive kraft paper, a sketch pen and a couple of sketch designs from the Silhouette Online Store. I used this one and this one. You’ll also need a cut file for the cover shape. I just happen to have one right here that I made and you can download it for free. (for personal use only)
- open the cut file in a new window
- change page size to letter
- turn on registration marks and decrease their size
- replicate shape below (to cut 2)
- fill shape with a pattern of your choice
- open sketch designs and place one on each side of the perforated lines
- using the text tool, insert text
- fill text with color
- turn off cut lines of everything EXCEPT the original rectangle shape
- place kraft paper on cutting mat and cut using kraft paper settings
- DO NOT REMOVE CRAFT PAPER FROM CUTTING MAT
- replace blade with sketch pen
- turn off cut line of rectangle shape
- turn ON cut lines of sketch designs
- change blade setting to sketch pen
- remove your pretty, new notepad label and stick it on your notepad!
I love the sketch flower on the back. It looks like I doodled it!
Now don’t forget to write it down! ; )