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I’m so excited for the March 2017 30 Days of Lists to kick off tomorrow! And I finished my base for the challenge just in time.

You can do anything you like for this challenge–something as simple as writing out lists in a notebook or in a file on your computer or as complicated as a art journal with hand drawn pages for each day. I like to switch it up–when life is really busy I’ve done simple pocket pages and when I’m itching for more creativity, I like to make minibooks.

For this round, I thought that it was an awesome opportunity to try out a traveler’s notebook for the first time!

I kept the cover simple, just adding a #30Lists stamp with StazOn ink to the leather on the outside elastic band.

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I’m planning on containing my March and September rounds in here this year. There’s probably not enough room for December, but we’ll see!

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I started off with a simple inner cover and title page to differentiate between the different challenges that will be in this book.

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I stamped the number of each list on the left side of each spread in the blank notebook in three different ink colors. I started with the lightest color and then moved through the darker ones. I tried to space them out in a way that added balance and stamped some off of the edge of the page to make the pattern look continuous.

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When I was finished stamping, I went through my patterned paper stash and found paper that looked good with my ink colors. I started with scraps, then finished off by cutting into a few 12×12 pages.

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do this at first–it added a lot of bulk and I didn’t mind much that the ink from the numbers could be seen a bit from the next page, but I didn’t want to worry about what kind of marker I used throughout the challenge and thought it was a good opportunity to do some stash busting.

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One notebook insert wasn’t enough for 30 spreads, so I folded back the cover on a second notebook and slipped it inside the back cover of the first notebook.

I then slipped the inner elastic band behind the first page of the second insert so that both inserts would be secured.

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I finished off the base by adding number labels to each page for each list title and a journaling card from the Project Life Seafoam Core Kit, alternating between black, yellow, and kraft. I need to bust through those older kits too!

I wasn’t planning on making a base this involved at first, but once I started playing the ideas kept flowing and I ended up with something really cool! That’s one of the things I like best about trying something new.

Are you planning on joining in on this round of 30 Days of Lists? How are you listing?

Selected Supply list – rukristin #30Lists stamp and numbers stamp / Freckled Fawn Sleek Teal Traveler’s Notebook, Blank Notebook Inserts, Long Tropical Arrow Paper Clips, and Grey Puffy Alpha Stickers / Ali Edwards Colombia ink, Black Butte ink, Pendleton ink, Black Butte Alpha Stickers, and Numbers Story Kit / Kelly Purkey alpha stickers / Project Life Seafoam Core Kit / StazOn Jet Black Ink.

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