I've been making these like crazy and selling to friends for $5. I hope you enjoy! Here's the directions using a junior size notepad.
Notebook: Cut cardstock cover for notebook 8" x 10". Score a short end at 1" (this section will be adhered to the back of the notebook with sticky strip). Then continue to wrap and score the cardstock around the book like you do the little sticky note pads. You will have a "spine" which will be less than 1/4" and then the front should be 5". You will continue folding the remainder of the cardstock and will end up with a pocket on the inside(see photos of inside cover). Cut the inside portion at an angle to make a pocket. The bottom of the pocket will also be adhered with sticky strip. Adhere a stamped top piece of cardstock to the full front of the notebook.
Notebook sleeve: Cut cardstock to 2-1/4" x 11". Wrap around finished notebook but DO NOT score. You want this to fit loosely so it will slide off fairly easily. Adhere the seam together with monoadhesive. The overlap should be less then 1/4". The seam will be on the backside of the notebook. Tie organdy ribbon around sleeve. Add desired matted accent pieces to the front of the sleeve with dimensionals. Embellish with buttons, gingham, etc.
Note: See other photo of notebook to get a better idea of the inside portion of notebook. I have also added 2 other photos which showcase 4 other notebook designs.
Date: Monday, November 22, 2004 GMT Views: 4148
Registered: January 27, 2004 Location: Kansas Posts: 1761
Mon, Nov 22, 2004 @ 6:45 AM
I also used the canvas background stamp to add a distressed look. Ink the stamp with chocolate chip ink, then remove some of the ink with a sponge, then stamp. This will give an uneven, textured look. The other distressing was done with a sponge and direct to paper technique. If you like a clean, crisp look, omit the distressing step. We made these yesterday at an Opportunity Day session....got 2 recruits!! Whipppieeeeee.
Registered: March 6, 2004 Location: Hilliard, OH Posts: 159
Mon, Nov 22, 2004 @ 6:53 AM
This is AWESOME!!! I love what you did. Thanks for the directions, I will defintely be trying this today!! Candy
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Mon, Nov 22, 2004 @ 6:55 AM
I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!! So very cool!! I can see why you got so many recruits!! I have several of these jr. pads, I will HAVE to make one of these!! Thanks so much for sharing your instructions. Ü