Feb 12, 2012

Little Notebook Printable Freebie

Today it is grey outside.   
We've had some lovely days though this week in this California sunbelt which has made me yearn for summer.  However, today we are back to warm tea and snuggley sweaters.
Yesterday, I was inspired to make some little notebooks to give as little Valentines on Tuesday to a couple of friends.  I always keep a little notebook in my purse for quick jots on the go.  They are cheery and bright even on a grey day.
I made a polka dot pattern in photoshop.  I just learned how to make my own patterned paper and it's really fun and easy.  Then I scanned some vintage fabric from my fabric stash and made a pennant and medallion in photoshop.  Fused together, these three elements make a fun notebook cover.   Here is the cover, and I'll have the link to print your own at the end of this post.
 I decided I wanted two sizes.  One is a little smaller than a half sheet of paper folded in half, and one is a sheet of paper folded in half.  My download has two options, the small or the large.
 To make them, I printed them on 8.5 by 11 heavy white card stock, cut them out, and cut out a stack of notebook paper just a little smaller than the inside.  I also covered the outside with contact paper which mean they are too shiny to photograph well.  However, it makes them very sturdy.  I stacked up the pages, and sewed down the spine on my sewing machine. Folded in half, they make a cheery and cute little notebook.
Here is the download to print off the two small sized notebooks (2 covers on one page):  HERE
Or one larger notebook: HERE
Just print the document on a normal 8.5x11 sheet.  That's it!  Easy Peasy.
PS.  My designs are for your own personal use, but not for resale.  Thanks!

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