This week I needed to come up with a little gift for someone using things I had already... no spending more money!
I decided to go ahead and make another pencil bag to match an small binder I have already, and include a journal and monthly tabs.
This picture shows the binder in the back, then the pencil bag and then the journal in the front.
I got the Monthly tab patterns from Silhouette. I really wanted to cut them out with my Cricut because you can cut and write the month on the top at the same time... you can't do that with the Silhouette Cameo I have. You can do both with the Silhouette Curio but I don't have that one. So, I did it the old fashion way, I had to hand write them! AND too, unfortunately, the Silhouette and Cricut patterns are not interchangeable... at least not without jumping through hoops to convert them.
I made the pencil bag like the ones I made last week for my nieces, with a ziplock sandwich bag, duct tape and a vinyl paisley pattern that I made by scanning the cover of the binder. If you look closely you can see the name of the person I am sending it to.
OK, I'll help you out with a zoomed in picture ..... As always the magnified picture shows all the places that need work!
And below, I used my Cricut to write the label for the journal... LOVE IT! It makes me look like I have a pretty handwriting! :-)
Oh! Yes, I had to fill it in since the Cricut only draws outlines.
I used one of my favorite white pens in the machine, the white Gelly Roll. It fits perfectly in the machine so the special "for cricut only" pens are not required.