Well, it's that time of the year when halls of the schools ring with Pomp & Circumstance, and if you are looking for G-RAD-ical gifts for those graduates, here's an idea!
This notebook cover is created with an empty Clear Mount Stamp Case from Stampin' Up! (Item 119105, $4.95 for 4 of them!!) The cool thing is that they are CLEAR so you can use double sided paper and it slides in the cover like this:
You will need to cut down the Jr. Legal Pad to 7" x 4.25" to fit inside (Kinko's can do this with just two cuts on their industrial cutter). Then cover the top of the pad with coordinating Designer Series Paper (I used SU! Celebrations DSP). For the matching pen, use a scrap of DSP and a Pentel RSVP pen:
Super Simple. Super Fast. Totally Radical! My style of stamping! And think about all the other possibilities for creating a covered notebook that won't get ruined when you throw it in your purse: Birthdays, Thank Yous, Party favors, Craft Nights, Teacher Gifts, etc.