Covering a Dollar Tree Writing Tablet w/ Pocket & Accessories

I bought this writing tablet at the Dollar Tree that is 5 3/4″ x 8 3/4″ tall. I put tear tape on the front of the tablet.  Your measurements will depend on your writing tablet and it’s dimensions that may vary from pad to pad..I cut a piece of 12 x 12″ Stampin’ Up retired designer paper to 5 3/4″ wide and leaving the 12″ length….I scored on the 12″ length at     8 7/8 and 9 1/8″ so it will wrap around the top of the tablet.  Here’s a link to the tablet I used from the Dollar Tree: https://www.dollartree.com/ruled-writing-tablets-6×9/919662

I couldn’t get the tear tape to stick to the top of the tablet, so put the tear tape between my two score marks on the underside of the paper. I also added wet glue so I could put the paper on and move it if it wasn’t perfectly lined up. I wrapped the short end on the back and the took the other half of my 12 x 12″ paper cut to 12″ x 5 3/4″ wide and scored it at 8 7/8″ (because my length was a little off), and folded up the score mark to make a pocket. I added a thin line of glue on both edges to create the pocket, then glued this and tear taped it to the back of the writing tablet. I decided I wanted to add more features to the front, so took my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Board link: https://tinyurl.com/s9be4xc and made a 5 x 5″ envelope….I wanted to make it stand out from the background, so took Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink and a makeup brush and inked the edges of the envelope. I decided to close it with brads and used a 5/8″ circle hole punch with orange cardstock (punched two circles) and two turquoise brads…I should have measured where I punched the holes, but didn’t, and found when I poked a hole inside the lower flap of the envelope,  it was too close to the other flap, and had to poke a second hole…bummer…I used a 5/8″ circle hole punch for the orange paper, and then used thin matching twine and wrapped the twine around the brad legs before inserting them though the envelope. I poked a second hole above the first hole on the top flap of the envelope and put another orange circle with a turquoise brad on the top flap and wrapped the twine around it. I also wanted to have a post-it note pad above the envelope, so used a scrap of the same designer paper, that was 3″ wide by 6 1/4″ long scored on the 6 1/4″ length at 3″ and 3 1/4″ as my post-it note pad was 1/4″ thick. I glued the designer paper to the back of the post it notes and along the top of the post it notes and then glued it to the front of my writing tablet. I put a turquoise brad near the bottom of the post it note pad paper as an accent. I also inked the edges of this piece as well. I also inked around the edges of the front of the writing tablet with Spiced Marmalade and called the project done.  I’m planning on using this for notes and reminders that I’ll keep in my kitchen.

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