I don't know about you guys, but it seems to me that the thing I do most often around the holidays is make lists! It starts right before Thanksgiving every year and continues into the New Year. I like to have one place to keep all of my holiday lists, that is compact enough to fit in my purse (because you never know when you are going to have to add something to the list!) So, I decided to make a cute little notebook with divided sections that would make it easier on me to stay organized.
I adore Pink Paislee's City Sidewalks collection, and used the 8x8 paper pack for this project. This is the same project that Tonya used on her adorable City Sidewalks Mini Album that she put together. You can watch her entire process on Tonya's Ustream Channel.
I started with just a plain little notebook that I had laying around the house. It is a little smaller than 4x6, so it is a great size to keep with me.
I decided to help keep my various tasks straight, I would make some tabs for the end. I decided that I would have four sections: To Do, Menus, Gifts, and Days. Here's a little trick I use to score things, I center the paper using the rulers on each side of the track and then run my stylus down the middle.
At this point, to reduce bulk at the binding, so it would close completely, I decided to trim about a quarter of an inch from the inside portion of the patterned paper. (You guys can be smarter than me and do this before you get it glued in.) Then run another line of adhesive at the bottom to tack the patterned paper to the page.
Here is the finished project!
Until next time!