Monday, March 2, 2009
This notebook is such a fun project. I was inspired to recover a notebook by a talented Canadian paper crafter found at Moralia's Weblog.
Here I simply wound the spiral binding out from the notebook then put my chosen card stock over top and cut it to match. Then I used the original cover as a template to line up where the holes needed to be, I taped the two together and I used my crop-a-dile to punch the holes.
I layered a strip of different patterned paper and then the owl trim on the bottom. I suggest a corner rounder to round off the bottom corners, the scallops of my trim did the trick but if your using a different strip you'll want to round them. I used the rub-ons to create a message above the owl trim. Wrapped a ribbon around the whole cover and tied it in a knot. Then cut out the semi-circle and taped it in place and traced it's outline with the stickles glitter. I cut out an additional owl and used a pop-dot to make him 3D and just placed him over where the owl was on the paper. Lastly I cut out a flower and used a glue dot to place it on the knot of the ribbon.
Then I just wound the spiral binding back through. The project was complete, it took just 10 mins from start to finish! Now I bought these all retail from Staples in case you wanted to make more, they were inexpensive and easy to find. Add a pencil and some magnets and it would make a great little gift for someone.