I started off by looking at the sweet images at Free Pretty Things for You. I found a kitty face that seemed just right.
Don't you think I'll smile every time I open this up to write a little note? I think the kitty looks like it's looking out a window.
This was fairly simple to do and I really like the functionality.
I started with the size of paper I wanted to use. My memo pad is 3 x 4". I had some old notebook paper that has been laying around and I cut it up. My memo is about 1/4" thick.
Add a chipboard or heavy cardstock back. PVA glue is great! It will allow you to peel off a piece of paper at a time. Very cool! I got mine from Paper Source.
To figure out the size paper to cut for the cover:
1. add about 3/8" to the length of the memo
2. add the width of the memo pad twice, the thickness of the memo pad, plus 1/2"
Example: My striped cover measures 4 3/8" x 6 3/4".
I glued my memo holder pocket, but you could also sew it. You could also turn this the other way by putting PVA glue on the long edge and turning the direction of the pocket.
You can download the cute kitty from Free PrettyThings for You HERE.
I also made a cute card with the kitten, same basic design,though a little larger:
And I wanted to share my mom's crocheted baby pinafore with you.
Isn't it sweet? You can see it also had a headband (it's clipped to the dress). My mom has been crocheting baby blankets and beanies for the children's hospital. I think this little pinafore would go beautifully with my little deer ensemble from this post.
Hope everything is going your way!