DIY School Notebook

Saturday, August 13, 2011

DIY School Notebook by OMC Designer Whitney



Supplies Used:


Composition Notebook and Pencil

We R Memory Keepers : Travel Light - 12x12 Scrapbook Pad
Oh My Vinyl : Maize
Doodlebug : Grosgrain Ribbon
Sizzix : eclips Valentine’s Day & Happy Heart Cartridge - "Notes" Phrase
Imaginisce : I-Bond Tool
EKSuccess : EK Tools - Circles Large Edger Punch
We R Memory Keepers : Crop-A-Dile - Corner Chomper


Instructions:


1. Cut



- Cut 2 sheets of patterned paper the same size as the front and back cover of the notebook ( 6 ¾” x 9 ¾”)

- Cut coordinating patterned paper at 1 ½” x 6 ¾”
- Cut vinyl at 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”
- Cut “Notes” (2” tall) out of vinyl and apply to a 2 ½” x 4” white paper
- Cut 2 pieces of ribbon 6” long

2. Punch



- Use a paper punch to cut vinyl on the top and bottom edges

- Round the edges of the front and back cover page with a corner puncher

3. Adhere



- Use a hot glue gun to adhere the ends of the ribbons to the front and back of the notebook leaving a little room for a pencil to slide in.




- Adhere all the elements to the notebook and add any desired embellishments




Happy crafting!


8 comments:

Emily @SweetlyScrapped said...

How adorable! I was wondering what kind of glue that you used to adhere the paper to the notebook? I noticed that with the comp notebooks, because they're kind of shiny, not all glue works, so I will usually sand mine first to take the sheen off so the paper will stick better. But if there's a glue out there, I want to know! lol :) Thanks!

Windy said...

Great idea! Can be used for school children or for adults. I like it!

Sylvie Créative said...

Lovely!

El Bernardes said...

Love it!!

Green Mountain Realty said...

Such a great idea to dress up a notebook, thanks for the share.

bretay said...

I love it.It is so unique.My granddaughter would love this done in her favorite colors.Black and light blue.With her initial on it somewhere of course.Great idea.

Mary said...

Very cute idea!

Whitney Lewis said...

Hey Emily,
That is a great idea to sand off the sheen from the notebook! The glues I have used are Mod Podge and also Glue Arts: Extreme Tac (Glue Glider gun). They have both held out great! Hope that helps!
-Whitney (OMC Designer)

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