We just pulled off our Relief Society birthday dinner this last week. Our theme for the night was “Being Extraordinary,” and we loved this quote from Elder David A. Bednar: “Ordinary people who faithfully, diligently, and consistently do simple things that are right before God will bring forth extraordinary results.” We wanted to provide each of the women there with a notebook — somewhere to record and write down the simple, extraordinary things in their everyday lives. I designed and printed the cover for the notebooks, using this quote from Elder Bednar, and after we got them all put together, they turned out so darn cute!
Because we prepared a dinner program that revolved around each of the past General Relief Society presidents, we decided to decorate with colors and themes that represented the old and the new: deep reds, creams, lace, ornamental accents. I designed the cover of this notebook with that in mind. I used small 3.25″ x 4.5″ notebooks, printed off my design, and then glued them onto the cover of the notebooks using Super 77 spray glue.
Whenever I use spray glue, I always spend several minutes pressing the paper down firmly and evenly, which in my case includes using an old, clean paint roller.
After they were glued down, I took some scissors and trimmed around the edges. Voila! Finished and ready to give out!
Because I want to share the extraordinary, I am making this design with Elder Bednar’s quote available as a free printable!
This design is offered as a JPEG in both a 3.25″ x 4.5″ size (in case you want to make a notebook of your own!), or a traditional 5″ x 7″ size. And, just for variety, it comes in red with cream lettering, or cream with red lettering.
Bednar 3.25 x 4.5 (JPEG)
Bednar 5 x 7 (JPEG)
Please remember that this design is free to use for personal and church use, but I still hold the copyright. Please download, print, and share, but please do not re-sell or claim this design as your own.