No way am I paying that for decorated binder! I needed a new binder for the Identity in Christ class I’m taking (which is an awesome class to take by the way) so I bought a $4.00 binder and made it pretty. Plus this one matches my personality perfectly which makes me smile!

3-ring binder

*click on picture for a close-up view.

I thought the front of the 3 ring binder would be just like the front of a card so that is how I set out to make this. I saw the perfect card sketch on Tuesday Morning Sketches that I thought would work perfect for this. Once I found the perfect papers everything else just fell into place. I put everything together then slid it behind the protective plastic covering. I will decorate the back and spine but that will have to wait to this weekend when I have more time. Thanks for looking at my creation and hope you will join us at where all you need is patterned paper on your project!


1) Clearly Inspired Challenge #35 (CIC35) – Patterned Paper — We want to see patterned paper. A lot or a little, but we want to see what pretty things you make with it.

2) Alphabet Challenge Blog –  O for Only 3 Embellishments. I have the bow, circle flower and frame.

3) Tuesday Morning Sketches #109 – Use the sketch provided.


Stamps/Images: New Butterfly @

Paper/Cardstock: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Scenic Route (Ashville Patton Ave and Ashville Orange Street)

Inks/Markers: Canon inkjet printer to print the scripture

Accents/Tools: Technique Tuesday (fundamental postage frames), orange ribbon, BoBunny rub-ons,  Circle flower – Making Memories (Chloe’s closet), Making Memories distresser

Techniques: Digital stamps, Altered object – decorated 3 ring binder