Thursday, June 11, 2009

Altered Notebook

I tend to hoard my paper, but once I started using the CTMH Serendipity Paper Pack (I used it for a Stationary Box, and cards...see earlier posts in June '09), I couldn't help myself, I wanted to keep creating with it.

I needed a new Notebook and couldn't wait to use the B&T paper to cover it.

Tada!! Here is the final result:

Notebook size: 7 1/4" x 9 1/2". (I found them at the Superstore.)

Instructions:
I unwound the spiral from the book so that I could decorate the cover. And like the Stationary Box I made earlier, I cut my paper 1/2" larger than the cover, on all sides, and wrapped it around the edges and glued it to the inside cover. I then cut a piece of Bamboo coloured B&T paper 1/4" smaller on all sides and glued that on the inside of the cover so that I had a nice and neat finished piece. I then used the CTMH Eyelet Setter to make the holes (I didn't have a hole punch on hand, that made the right sized holes...because using one would be much quicker). I then decorated the front...I kept it fairly simple because I planned to use it and didn't want items to fall off, or get wrinkled, or get flattened. I then wound the spiral back on, and that was it. I had a pretty notebook to carry around.

Here's what the inside of the front cover looks like.

Here's a close-up of the image on the front. (I coloured the image with pencil crayons.)
Recipe: CTMH Paper Pack: Serendipity, CTMH CS-Outdoor Denim, Dutch Blue, Colonial White and White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Black and Outdoor Denim, CTMH SS-Beautiful Things, White Daisy Bigger Brads.

Enjoy,
Deneen

1 comment:

ScrapAddict'sAttic said...

Great instructions! I left you an award over on my blog! Come pick it up sometime! ~Paula

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