Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mod Podge Strikes Again!

My helper in all things crafty. And our supplies. You like the makeshift cutting/glueing surface?

Well, fear not, I have found another Mod Podge craft! Thanks to my sister, Robyn, I got the idea to make a covered notebook from here. There is no real skill involved (my kind of craft!) so I kind of made it up as I went along! I found the scrapbook paper on clearance for $0.21 at Hobby Lobby- I used three different ones, already had the Mod Podge, bought the composition notebook for $0.25 at Target (although I was a little bitter because the first one I went to was out! Another trip out for a notebook that only costs a quarter? Really?) and the big expense was the adorable ribbon- a whole dollar! Other than that, I used my trusty hot glue gun and a button I already had. I knew I had been saving those extra buttons for something! So total cost for (what I think, anyway) is a ridiculously cute notebook -or prayer journal for me- is $1.75 with tax! Score!
This is Jocelyn's notebook. It was kind of the trial run and she was in a hurry to use it. I measured the paper and cut around the cover exactly, but that didn't give me the smooth edges I wanted.

So with mine, I cut an extra flap so that I could fold it over and glue it to the inside of the cover. You can barely see the flap in the right hand side of the photo.

The finished product. I am so proud that I picked such fun paper!

See the super cute ribbon? Don't you want some?:) I glued a piece to the front and back covers so it would tie on the side.
A close up of the flower. I made it myself! I found the easy tutorial here. You better believe I will be making more of these! Definitely worth the time and it turned out so beautifully. I used two different kinds of paper and then I cut two of the green ovals out of the leftover paper to make the leaves.

So there it is. It did take a little while to make (about 1 1/2 hour ) but I was so pleased with the result. Now, I have the perfect sermon note and prayer journal! Yay!


  1. It's official we are no longer friends. I have nothing left to claim superiority over you for, and therefore must cut you off and find lesser friends. Love~your sister

  2. I absolutely adore the flower and button on the cover. You know I will be expecting one when I come to see you :)
    I am glad to see you showing off your creative side. Don't worry Robyn, I understand perfectly what it is like to be the "older" seemingly untalented sister, but in your case it isn't true at all! Love you both, MOM

  3. Oh, Jocelyn is so cute and sweet! She is also photogenic like you, Clare.

  4. I'm jealous of all of your cuteness, child and notebook. You know how I adore a notebook. My adoration for lined paper far exceeds all else. (Well, except God of course!) If we weren't perptually moving I might have to attempt such a gratifying craft. Becuase I would indubitably love it! But, I'm slightly lazy, and I don't think my would be as cute. Although prehaps when I come maybe... That would be fun. Well, I have to go to bed that way I can be semi-awake tomorrow morning when I have to get up at the behind crack of dawn to move! But anywho, miss ya lots, can't wait to see you and your cute kids and also Joel. Love ya Kelly

  5. Eek! I love it! I definitely need to make this! It will work perfectly for my list of stuff I want to do before I die. Thanks for all the fun, cute projects!

  6. Okay, you are officially making the CUTEST stuff ever!! The button bow makes it SOOOO Adorable! Now, where's mine?

    Just kidding....glad to see you're on the "dark side" now in the craft-making world!!



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