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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Easy Events Altered Notebook Weekend Project

 Now these little notebooks would be perfect stocking stuffers (for those of you who are making handmade items this year for Christmas gifts.  It can be dressed up with Christmas decorative papers and a holiday image. 

For mine I used the "Easy Events" flowers image.  I just colored them in with markers that matched or complimented the decorative paper.  And it was simple enough to do too!  Sometimes I will glue the papers on and when I don't feel that glue will work well, I will use the Sticky Strip tape.  Here I used the tape.  I was in a hurry to get the notebook finished and glue does take a while to dry.  When using glue try to use the thinnest layer you can.  Too much glue will warp your card stock or even leave a water type mark on it.  Less is more, it will stick all the same, you just need to work in sections.

I was going to add Dimensionals to the scalloped piece but decided to just set it in place flat. If the one getting it were to put it in their purse, the raised areas may get caught on "stuff" in the purse and rip the image.  So it as best to just tape it in place flat!

You can get these little notebooks at your local craft store.  This one had an initial on it.  I thought it was fun covering it in colors I liked and dressing it up a bit more.  Using the flower image and this dp gave it a more cheery look to it.
These would also make great Hostess gifts, Customer Appreciation gifts, Teacher gifts, Craft Fair items (which is what I'm going to be using these for) and of course Stocking Stuffers.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

artfuldelight said...

Super cute notebooks!! :-)