Saturday, May 21, 2011

Altered Notebooks - my new addiction

My newest paper addiction is altered notebooks. I saw this on someone's blog and decided to use them for the club project on April 30. I am doing them again for the other club today and had forgotten to get the notebooks so when I ran out to get them I grabbed a couple different sizes to play with. I always try to have other items to show the club members to spark their imagination.

So - when I got home I played with the notebooks and am really pleased with what I came up with.

This is the club project. It is a small pocket size notebook and had a hole punched below the rings so the ribbon actually wraps around the cover and the ends come through from the back and tie for the bow.

Here is a birthday book. The notebook has 50 pages (actually had about 58 I think) so I put 5 days on each page and have room to record lots of birthdays. I left room at the end of each month for notes or comments.

The first page has January written at the top and then 1, skip three lines, 2, skip three lines, 3 - etc through 5. Page 2 has days 6 through 10, and so on. When I got to January 31 it is by itself on that page. Then I started February on the next page. Now I just need to go through my online calendar and add the names :-) This is small enough to add to a keepsake box full of birthday cards.

And my new prayer journal. This is one of those chubby notebooks. I covered both the front and back and tied on an ink pen with the matching ribbon. How handy is that?

A larger one - full size notebook. It had 3 holes punched through on the left so I used them to do some ribbon adornment. I used the seam binding in Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Pear Pizzazz.

This is a close up of one of the bows. I used the Very Vanilla to wrap around the cover. Then took a piece and pushed the ends through from the back. Before tying, I added the pieces of Cherry Cobbler and Pear Pizzazz and tied all three at once.

I also spent the morning cutting ribbon for my current Ribbon and Sticky Pages share. Aren't these colors beautiful! Daffodil Delight, Pretty in Pink, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie. What beautiful flowers these will make. There is still time to get in on this share - check it out here.


Suzie's Corner said...

This is awesome. I made one of these in MOPS one year. You have taken it to the next beautiful level!

Mary Cavalier said...

Thanks Suzie!

Queenie Jeannie said...

How did you get all the sprial holes done so perfectly?? This looks amazing!

Mary Cavalier said...

Jeanie - I pulled out one of the pages trying to keep the holes intact and laid it on the reverse side of the DSP. Mark the center of each hole with a pen - then punch them using the 5/16 inch circle punch. Using your snips, cut from the paper edge to each circle. Apply a little Tombow liquid glue to the back of the DSP above and below the holes - and apply the paper to the notebook front.
I will probably do a tutorial soon.