Tuesday, December 15, 2009

That time of the year.

What a busy time - school finishing, end of year functions, family get togethers...

With everything that is going on I hope everyone is keeping safe and well.

Just thought I'd quickly share the covered notebooks I made for my son Sebastian's Kindy teachers this year (yes he had 4!). They are really easy - I'd encourage anyone to give them a go.


Step 1. Choose a notebook of your liking.

Step 2. After choosing your papers, cut the background paper to the size of the notebook.
I also cut a 4x6 inch contrasting piece of paper - you could even use a photo instead of paper.

I lined up the holes of the notebook against the background paper and punched them out. If this seems a bit fiddly you can just cut the background paper short of the holes. To get the paper over the spiral binding I cut slits in the paper (see below).

Step 3. You can now embellish the papers as you like, do as much or as little as you like -
I machine sewed borders around the papers (sew before you attach to the notebook), added a button, stamped butterfly, strip journaled a poem and used Adornit tiny pink alphas to add a title.

Then attach to the notebook - I used doubled-sided tape (and glue for the spiral edge).

Step 4. Add a personal message to the inside cover.

The finished product.

Well I hope that is understandable - let me know if you want anything cleared up.

Enjoy and take care!

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