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Embellished Mini Writing Tablets

Hi, crafty friends!

It's Week 2 of homeschooling due to the Coronavirus and we just received notice that school will be closed until May 1st. I must say, it is not easy being the temporary teacher to my little third grader. I appreciate teachers even more and those who home school their children. How do you guys do it? I am slowly losing my mind!!!

Last week, when my daughter asked for scratch paper for her math work, I remembered that I had some paper pads from Dollar Tree. I told her it was recess time, but really I wanted an excuse to craft.   In a few minutes, I had this beautiful, personalized,  jazzed up paper pad for her. It was such a nice break and I got to be creative and made something practical.

I used Maggie Holmes papers from the Sunny Days collection and zig-zag stitched around the cover with gold thread.

Here is the inside, lined with patterned paper. 

The paper pads are from the dollar store and they measure 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Each pack comes with 5-35 sheets of paper. I only used one of the pads, so the measurements provided for this project is for one pad only (35 sheets). The cover is cardstock cut down to 3 5/8 x 5 inches. I then scored and folded it at the 3 1/2 mark and 3 5/8 mark. The lining is just a tad smaller than the cover, 3 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches to be exact. Next, I sandwiched a ribbon in between the front cover and the lining prior to stitching around the paper, so that it can be used to tie the booklet closed. Lastly, I glued the brown cardstock of the paper pad to the inside of my mini book. 

I hope you like today's project share and that you are keeping your creative juices flowing whilst quarantined at home. Stay safe and let's continue to pray for each other!



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