Saturday, August 10, 2013

School Notebook Covers

I thought it would be fun to use the same techniques I've used to cover spiral notebooks for myself for school notebooks.   Typically I put the paper under the spiral portion of the notebook as shown below.  For this one, I did a faster method of just taking the paper close to the spiral part.  Both are shown in the video below.

The stickers are from Hobby Lobby.  I had a young child in mind for this one.  The designer paper is an older piece from Pebbles.  A good medium weight paper is perfect for covering notebooks.  The really thin papers show their wear quickly and the very thick textured papers are tough to fold around to the inside.

This notebook below is for Dillon if he wants it.  Would a 7th grade boy like this?  I'm not sure.  He is growing up so fast and it is very hard for me to tell being quite a ways away.  Anyway, it is an example of one that uses designer papers mainly. It uses the Yearbook collection from Studio Calico and some 6x6 Simple Stories 24/7 papers which coordinated nicely.

For this one, I did the paper under the spiral and used a sticker for placing the name.  The letters are on there lightly so Jaime can remove them and pass it along to someone else if Dillon thinks it isn't 'cool' (or whatever the word is now.)  Boy, am I the one getting old?!

Here is the video at YouTube:

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  1. This is such a fun project.
    When I cover a spiral notebook, I also adhere the paper to the edge under the coils.
    But this one looks great as the cover is close to the colour of the paper :)

  2. What a nifty idea and what kid wouldn't want to show it off!

  3. Love these! Definitely makes for a fun, more personalized notebook.


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