I found these AWESOME little notebooks at Target for $1, so I stocked up and am making them as my hostess gifts for all my upcoming workshops! They have these great plastic "cover pages" to them that are slightly frosted... giving the notebook a nice soft look when closed. This is the non-covered version.
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2005 GMT Views: 650
Registered: July 2, 2004 Location: Kansas Posts: 648
Sat, Jan 08, 2005 @ 8:10 PM
I REALLY LOVE this!!! How did you get the paper through the spirals? This is really nice! Gosh, can I just print it out and sit and look at it for an hour or two?! Very asthetically pleasing! Thank you for sharing!
Registered: June 14, 2004 Location: Portage, MI Posts: 3407
Sun, Jan 09, 2005 @ 7:12 PM
Thanks for the nice comments! LisaB, you make me feel like a Lana or Beate!
I actually read how someone else on this site make the covers and stole (ahem... BORROWED) their idea. All you do is tear one sheet of paper out of the notebook to use as a template, cut your cardstock to the size of the cover, use the sheet of paper to punch your holes in the right place (I used a 1/8" hole punch, but you could use whatever fit the spiral best). Once your holes are punched, I just cut a slit from the edge into the hole, and slipped the spirals through the slits. Then I adhered my cardstock cover to the actual cover and voila! I've read that some people actually un-do the spiral binding, but that's far too much work for me. Plus, when you adhere your cardstock, you can't even see the slits through the spiral binding.
I actually went back today and bought the closest Target out of these notebooks... I think I'll hit the one across town tomorrow! They are just so much fun to make, and so EASY!
------------------------------ ~ Kelly, who seemed to stamp a lot more before she *had* to!
After 11 years as a demo, guess I'm not so"new" anymore!