Friday, July 23, 2010

Altered Notebook

Happy, Happy Friday Everyone, It's an especially happy Friday for me.  Tomorrow I leave for a week on Cape Cod. I'm so excited. Besides being one of my favorite places to visit, I have lots of family coming along. Not to worry I will be posting while I'm away.  Be sure to stop back on Wednesday.  I have a special card to show you and a Give-A-Way.
Now on to business.  A few days ago I found some small generic notebooks at the dollar tree.  I've been wanting to try altering one for a time. The price was right so I picked up a few.
The plastic covers were easy enough to remove. I then traced them on to chipboard and cut them out. I traced the chipboard on the back of my paper and glued it on using the large Zig 2-way dauber. Then I lined up the plastic cover on the chipboard and punched the holes. Then I glued the opposite side with my paper. then using my hole punch again I line up the holes with the punch and punched through the paper. It made for perfect holes. Using a black marker I edged the whole cover so the chipboard didn't show. I did the back cover the same way and put both covers back on the binder/notebook.
I liked the dividers but not the tabs so I snipped them off. Now it was time to decorate the cover. Everything I used I had on hand.  The orangesh buttons I purchased this summer at my local Scrapbook store, but I can't remember the maker. The tag is Graphic 45. The small clock was also a punch-out from Graphic 45 that I made with SU's build-a-brad. The cute brad I found on sale at Jo-Ann's this week. A set of 12 for 99 cents. The paper was from my stash.
I hope you've enjoyed today's post. I can't wait to make another  one. I'm slowly working  my way up to a mini album. If you haven't tried this take the jump, it's easier than it looks.
Don't forget to stop back this week for a special Give-A-Way!


Julie said...

Altered notebooks are so much fun! Yours looks great!!!

DtsArt said...

It came out fabulous!