Alice In Wonderland Black Gel Pad

Here's one of MY black gel pads I covered with Graphic 45 Alice in Wonderland Halloween Paper to create a nice little cover that wraps completely around the pad with a closure.

I used decorative paper trim in a coordinating color on each side-end of cover; created using a decorative border punch.

The closure was created using adhesive velcro fasteners that I cut in half.  They are adhered to the end flaps of cover, making it wrap around the pad snugly.

This photo shows the inside view.  Black Gel Pad adhered to back side of Graphic 45 paper.  Here you can see the velcro closure on the side edge of cover.

I LOVE how it turned out!

This one I listed on Etsy.

I have one more I may keep or give as a gift, haven't decided yet.  Maybe I'll use it for a blog give away in the future, never know.

I have another version of a covered gel pad I will post @ a later date when I get the photos/scans done.

I would love some feedback here.  Leave a comment & let me know how you like it.  What your favorite part about it is.  Ideas I may want to use to incorporate in future ones.  Etc. 

Thanks!  : )


Here is the handmade journal I received from my Paper Craft Planet Swap Partner in the July Challenge try 'Something Different'. 

The challenge was to make a useful journal for your partner that was inspired by the colors in your countrys' flag.

The journal I recieved came all the way from South Africa & the one I made went there. 

I like how she put a notepad into the journal that can be swapped out when it gets full of my  BIG ideas!

I also took note on her constuction of this book, something I can refer to for future projects. 

She personalized mine with my initials monogramed on the front cover.  Oops I think I was suppose to do that too!

Thanks again for the Handmade Journal Ursula and permission to post it here on my blog!  : )


I'm a newer member of Paper Craft Planet, and earlier this summer I joined the Group

'We Love to Send a RAK'.

The July Challenge that I joined was to make a handmade Journal that would represent my Country Flag using my own creative interpretation. It was to be sent to another member who would send you a handmade journal in return.  I couldn't post it sooner because my swap partner would have seen it, and that would spoil the surprise. This is what I came up with, from begining to end result:

I started with color core paper by co'rdinations.  White wash on the front textured side with a red color core.  I used an embossing folder that has the shape of a HEART made up of old fashioned skeleton keys for the center of the flag where normally you would have the Canadian Maple Leaf.  I thought this appropriately represents the Country I love & live in.  After embossing the heart, I sanded the raised embossed heart and a strip down either side to reveal the red color core center. 
 That's my interpretation of the CANADIAN FLAG!

Part of the challenge was to add RIBBON to the Journal in some manner.  I chose to add it to the coil bound spine.  I tied even lengths of peace sign and gingham patterned ribbon in an alternating fashion. 

The inside front cover I used red cardstock and I sprayed it with Adirondak spray, over a 'Tattered Angels' stencil.  I LOVE how it looks. 

I forgot to take pictures of the inside back cover.  There I used a soft reddish pink cardstock in a plaid type pattern.  I made a pocket from cardstock that I printed with the dictionary definition seen in above photo.  It was taken from an old encyclopedia circa late 1800-1900's.  I also used this same definition on the inside first page.

I used a red wire coil to to bind the journal together using my new zutter book binder.  This was one of the first books I made with it.

I was VERY PLEASED with he end result  shown below.

Now I want one for myself!