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Monday, March 2, 2015

Hello Kitty notebook cover

Last week, when I posted the DIY stationery gift set I mentioned that initially I was preparing a Kitty notebook cover, but then made a mistake cutting the felt and ended up with a totally different project. Not that I can complain, it turned out pretty cute too and opened up a whole new set of ideas in my head.

But the HK notebook was still unused and since I'm decluttering, unused things around the house are a no-can-do. So, even if last weekend was a bit complicated, in between visits to the grandparents and one kid down with the flu, I still managed to finish the original notebook cover I had planned.

Hello Kitty notebook cover, how to

This time I did not take enough pictures to create a tutorial, but if you want to make something similar, check the Themed Notebook Covers Tutorial I posted last year. Even though I change minor details each time I make a new one, the basics are all there.

Anyway, to make the Hello Kitty in the cover I printed a HK face from the Internet and traced the shape onto a piece of felt. The eyes and nose were also made of felt. This is how it looked in its early stages:

Hello Kitty notebook cover, how to

The bow is made with three circles of a glittery material leftover from last years homemade Christmas cards and the whiskers are sewn over the felt with embroidery thread.

Hello Kitty notebook cover, how to

Inside there is a small matching notebook and a pen...

Hello Kitty notebook cover, how to

...and the cover closes with two pieces of a Hello Kitty ribbon I bought a while ago at the craft store (because, honestly, who can resist Hello Kitty?) and had never used until now. I guess I was waiting for the right project.

Hello Kitty notebook cover, how to

Now, instead of a notebook lost in the middle of my craft supplies I have a cute notebook cover to go with it. Next time we are invited to a girl's birthday party, I already have the gift ready, I just need to wrap it!

Hello Kitty notebook cover, how to


Enjoy,


35 comments:

  1. What an amazing project. I know my Anna would love it and her birthday is coming up.

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    1. These notebook covers are very easy to make and require only minimal sewing. Actually, I'm pretty sure you can make a no-sew version using just fabric glue...

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  2. My nieces would love one of these :)

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    1. Thanks for linking this great post to Together on Tuesdays #28!!!!

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  3. This turned out to be really cute!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  4. so cute. Makes me want to run to the dollar store and get some tablets! visiting from Creative monday linky!
    Cheri www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

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  5. Adorable Notebook cover.......I'm sure my daughters and nieces would love it. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thank you Kathy! All girls (big and small) love Hello Kitty!

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  6. Cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Linda Bauwin - CARD-iologist
    Helping you create cards from the heart.

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  7. Don't you love it when one thing sparks so many other new ideas??? Love the little notebook!

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    1. Yes, I'm getting ready to post about other things I made from this idea. If only my kids were not both sick this week...

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    1. Thank you Louise, have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Very cute, my daughter would love it!

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    1. Everyone loves Hello Kitty! Thank you for stopping by!

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  10. Adorable! So glad you shared this at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

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    1. Thank you! I love your parties, and I'm also enjoying the book nook series

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  11. Adorable! My 5 year old would love to make this with me! Thanks for linking up at Motivational Monday! Hope you will link up again tonight!

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  12. I'm loving this! You always bring such amazing things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 at our party. I can't wait! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thank you Kimberly, I'll link up for sure!

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  13. Super cute! I know so many little girls that would love this. Pinning and sharing. Thanks for sharing this at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! I can't wait to see what you have lined up for this week! Our party is live right now!

    Sharon
    Her Organized Chaos

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Sharon, and also for reminding me about the party! heading there now...

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  14. Hello, such a cute kitty! lol! I love it. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Super Cute!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope you come back tomorrow and share some more...I love having you!! Pinned!!

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    1. Thank you Elaine, I'll link up again for sure!

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  16. I love Hello Kitty. This is such an adorable gift idea! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday linkup. Hope you join us again this weekend. Pinned to our linkup board

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