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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Decorating a Plain Notebook

 Isn't it fun when you can turn a plain ordinary notebook into a work of art?  Ok, not a true work of art but it's not plain and ordinary anymore!!!

I still had the pack of the "Everyday Enchantment" decorative paper out and I was looking for something and ran across this notebook.  And somehow the two got together and this is what i came up with!!

I did cover both the front and the back of the notebook.  I didn't want the front to be decorated and have the back being purple. That would look a bit tacky.

I taped the decorative paper in place and then stamped the image.  It is from the "Fresh Vintage" set.  Soon to retire too!  I may hang on to that set for a while though, it is very pretty and fun to make notebooks with!
The word "notes" was done on my computer and I found the RGB code for the Real Red color so it would match.  The "notes" was punched out and then layered on top of a scalloped circle.  I set it in place on the notebook using Dimensionals.  I made it for a friend, I thought it would cheer her up. 

And on the front bottom part I did add 3 of the larger pearls.  It was exactly what that bottom corner needed!!  And last but not least I used the ribbon punch and placed the piece on top of where the original binding and the decorative paper met.  There was a bit of a gap at the bottom and the purple was showing.  I had to cover it and this worked perfectly.  I guess the binding piece was not on even so it didn't match up.  But it was easy enough to hide and it added a bit more color to that side.

I like how it turned out and I'm sure my friend will like it too.

These are fun to make and you can often get a good deal on them at Walgreens.  They have coupon sales on them several times a year.  I have a few of them and I plan on making more notebooks for the fall craft fair and for stocking stuffers.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

KatieHR said...

Oh so pretty. And very affordable too.