Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer Notebook Cover

My last notebook is almost full so time for a fresh notebook and fresh cover.  I use these for to-do lists and other daily notes.  My Stampin' Up! wish list is already written in the back :-)

I did a video a few months ago on creating the cover if you don't have a notebook style hole punch that matches the notebook you are covering.  This technique works with any type of notebook.  It's my most watched video. Here's the link:  Spiral Notebook Cover.

Before I fitted the cover of this version, I used my Cricut to cut 6 large circles to allow my pattern papers and embellishments to show through.  This trend of having elements behind your die cuts was a challenge over at Two Peas a few weeks ago I just didn't have time to do then.  I thought it would make an interesting cover and allow the notebook to have some layers while still lying very flat.  I also cut a layer of thin chipboard with the same circle pattern and placed it under this blue paper to give a little more depth.

It was so tempting to put buttons in those cutouts!  I have to resist to keep this really usable.


The stamped image is from Stampin' Up! and the stickers are My Mind's Eye So Sophie.  I used lots of happy summer colors though I'm sure this one will last me through fall at least.

Thanks for visiting!

6 comments:

  1. Very pretty book cover. I watched the video so now I can buy the notebook I will need and be able to put a pretty cover on it. I wanted to buy a spiral notebook, but didn't know just how to cover it, so your post came at a good time for me. TFS

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  2. So attractive! I love having lovely notebooks like this that just make you want to write in them!

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  3. So cute!
    Love the punched holes!!

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  4. this is such a fun notebook Lisa-love the patterned papers you used for your embellies

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  5. Fun, summery notebook! I love the cut-outs with the various patterned papers. Adds so much interest, but like you said, still lies flat. Really cute!

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  6. Your note book turned out so pretty.

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