Sunday, November 8, 2009

Finally! My Own Shopping List!

If you've read a couple of my posts when I make these notebooks, you'll know that I haven't made one for myself yet, even though I desperately need one! Well, I finally made one that suits me to a tee! And I'm going to make myself use it even though it's too pretty, LOL. I use a lot of lists for grocery shopping, so I made a double notebook. The template from Nichole Heady's blog makes it sooooo easy, no measuring, you just print it out on your cardstock, make a few cuts, score, and that's it! Actually, I don't print it directly on my cardstock anymore, wastes too much paper, and you have twice as many cuts. So I printed one onto heavy cardstock, cut it out and use that to trace onto my cardstock. This way, I can line it up to two sides of the paper, eliminating two cuts, and save some paper, as well.
Here's a closer look at some of the modifications I made to mine:

I wanted my list to hang on my refridgerator, so I needed to attach a magnet to the back cover. I bought a bunch of magnetic sheets for cheap at the hardware store. They're 'Vent Covers' and only cost like $3 or $4 for a package of three. A lot less costly than the sheets you buy at the craft store! I just cut it down to size on my guillotine trimmer, and used Scor tape to adhere it. Then, I ran across another problem. The cover kept opening when hanging on the fridge. So I dug through my tool stash for the wafer thin magnets by Basic Grey. I found that if I adhered them to the inside back covers of the notebooks, they were still strong enough to keep the whole notebook closed, even through all the sheets of paper.
I love it, and you should really try one! Pretty and practical!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Perfect Match, Versamark
Paper: SU, PTI
Accessories: Marvy Uchida clever lever snowflake punches, PTI button, SU ribbon, Nestabilities, flocked mitten brad from Oriental Trading, Martha Stewart scallop punch, SU Heat n Stick powder, Art Institute glitter, PTI notebooks, magnetic sheet, Basic Grey magnets


  1. Gorgeous job. and thanks so much for the vent cover hint. I've been looking for magnetic sheets!

  2. Oh this is stunning!!!!
    Love the winter theme and the beautiful snowflake! And what a great idea!!!


  3. What a GREAT idea about the vent cover. I swear, you slap "craft" in the name of something and the price goes up 300%. :-) Very innovative, though. Cute project, too!

  4. Beautiful! I love the colors you chose and the snowflakes. Feels so wintery! You should be proud. The closing issue was a stroke of genius, too. Great Job!


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