The pink pencil case was made for Mel, but the while flex is mine. Her’s was blue.
I forgot to take a picture of it.
When a friend of mine was going to Greece for work, she told me she needed a notebook to take with her. Preferably something compact.
Since I’m a huge fan of the mini flex binders, I suggested one of those. Unfortunately, the mini flex wasn’t compact enough. I had recently scored a clearance deal on the regular size flex binders because the covers had been damaged.
The most damaged one became my guinea pig. I punched a few pages from one of those refrigerator notepads and used that paper as my template.
Using my paper cutter, I trimmed the plastic covers down and used my All-Purpose shears to cut through the ring mechanism. Once all the cutting was done, I punched more paper to fill it up.
I sent Mel some pictures, and asked her was color she wanted. She wasn’t getting my prototype white one!
I made her a blue one and she also asked me to find a pencil case to fit on the rings. A two-ring case didn’t exist. So I found a cheap one that I could put those metal rings into and make it into a ringed case.
Here’s what she had to say about using it:
It came in handy while traveling for work, and making notes about various tourist attractions and hotels that were available.
The pencil case not only held her pens and sticky notes, but she was able to put all the business cards she received in there so she wouldn’t lose them.
One issue she had, and Mel emphasized that it wasn’t anything I did, was the sticky notes she brought were almost too big for the pencil case. She said she should have checked that before the trip.
I (Cori) will be travelling in the fall and plan on taking a mini flex with me for notetaking and general writing.
© Cori Large March 17, 2016