August 16, 2010

COVER UP!

I fell in love with Alisa from The Sweet Life's checkbook covers. 


Isn't it gorgeous?!? LOVE the fabric.  My poor little checkbook was floating around uncovered *gasp* in my purse until I decided to give this a try.
 
She was even so kind to share a tutorial with us. 
 
Here is my end-result (in only 30 mins!):


 Not too shabby!  I decided to forego the ruffle and added a singed flower embellishment instead.  I don't have a plastic checkbook cover, just strictly the checks, so I cut out a piece of cardstock and added it to the top flap to make it more sturdy.  I also keep a business card in there, because that's good business sense. 
 
Lastly, I have duplicate checks, so I sewed a little fabric "check" as my divider.  Now my checks are protected and adorable (and I've received tons of compliments when I pull it out too)!
 

9 comments:

  1. Very cute! I really like the changes you made!

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  2. So glad you liked the tutorial! I love the addition of the flower, it is super cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. It's just the perfect amount of practical and cute! I love the colors and your idea of a fabric divider for the duplicates!

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  4. Love your blog! I have a Monday blog hop. Stop in and link up. I look forward to getting to know you.

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  5. So cute! I need to make one of those. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday this week and would love for you to join the party. THere's a great giveaway to. Hope to see you there.

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  6. Oh! how cute is that?! Love the fabric you chose & the flower is perfect : ) It's an eye-catcher for sure!!

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  7. This is SO cute! Definitely better than anything you could ever buy!

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  8. this is too cute! you did awesome..im so jealous! i want to have it in my possession now! haha

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  9. I saw that same post and added it to my long to do list! I love how cute yours tuned out and even better that it took less than an hour! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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