C3E ‘Confident & Free’ Womans Conference DIY Notebooks


For this years C3 Church Edmonton ‘EveryWoman’ Conference I wanted to make the gift bags that all the lovely ladies got to take home even better than last year. The theme for the conference this year was ‘Confident & Free’ and the verse was Ephesians 3:12 “In him and through him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” 

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I wanted to incorporate the verse into something for the giftbags and I came across this little DIY notebook video on Pinterest from the Queen of Crafts, Martha Stewart! You can check out all the supplies needed, instructions and even a little video for all the details.

For my notebooks I didn’t use scrap paper, just plain printer paper. I also added slips of paper (about 1/4″) to the inside to cover the staples (front and back) so they were not as prominent and poking through once the cover page was added.

For the cover page I enlisted my very talented friend to hand letter the scripture verse for the front cover. (You can check out her Insta and more of her projects here!) I then took Stampin’ Up Kraft Cardstock to Minuteman Press to get the covers printed. They had amazing fast service and a very reasonable price! (I had originally tried to go to Staples but they only use their own paper for printing and the thicker cardstock jams their self-serve printers.)


The finished project! I thought these turned out beautifully. And for making 120 of them, went together pretty simply. I worked on stapling all the paper together one night and attached the covers and finished them another night. If you get together with a couple friends, you could assembly line them together and it goes a lot faster!


They were such a hit that we made some more to go into our welcome packages at church!


**Save the Date for next years C3 Womans Conference- March 18 & 19, 2016!

Every year the planning team really goes above and beyond to make this conference an amazing experience for the woman attending. From the atmosphere and décor, activities and food, doorprizes and giftbags, to the speakers and the charity (the generosity of the attendees blows me away!), this is a ‘not-to-be-missed’ event!  Keep an eye on the website for more information www.c3churchedmonton.com




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