This was a magnetic notepad holder and pen from the dollar store. I am kicking myself that I didn't take a "before" picture....because it was fairly ugly! I decided to make this a gift for my student teacher. I used October Afternoon paper to cover the board. I used a spray adhesive to adhere it. I like to sand the edges to make it somewhat distressed and also to blend it in a bit. I then covered the top of the pad of paper with the designer paper as well. For the ribbon, I did use Aleene's Fabric Glue.
I used a glittered leaf from Making Memories, a button threaded with twine and some vintage book paper for the star. The name was stamped using Brayton Font in the Harmony Rectangular stamper. I added 2 teeny rhinestones to the flowers around Ms. Urbon's name. I opened up the pen and inserted some designer paper in there to dress it up a bit. The "pen holder" originally had a grey piece of paper there. I re placed it with black ribbon. I just tacked it down a bit with the fabric glue. Now my student teacher will have a handy dandy notebook that can go on the side of her file cabinet. AND it is a lot cuter than Steve's! (You know, Blues Clues? Handy dandy notebook?......get it? ) Hope you enjoyed today's project!