Monday, September 27, 2010

Scrappy Notebook Tutorial

Today I wanted to share with you a fun tutorial to make Scrappy Notebooks. They make the perfect little gift or journal for someone.

Supplies Needed:
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Scrapbook Paper and Embellishments
  • Paper Cutter
  • Craft Glue Dots (they're stronger)
  • 1/8 in Hole Punch (smaller hole than regular hole punch)
  • Scrapbook Pliers (usually come in an embellishment tool kit)

Step 1. Using the pliers, unbend the ends of the spiral.
Some spirals are harder to bend than others.

This spiral was easy to bend....

Step 2. Take out the spiral by twisting the spiral out of the holes.

Step 3. Cut your paper to size to match the cover of the notebook. This one was cut down to 4x6.

Step 4. Place glue dots on the back of your paper making sure not glue dots are on the edge of where your notebook's holes are. It makes it more difficult to hole punch or put the spiral back in when the glue dots are in the way of the holes.

Step 5. Decorate cover how you'd like adhering with glue dots. Glue dots are better than a regular glue stick because it will last longer since the notebook will be handled more than a scrapbook layout would.

Step 6. Turn your cover over and punch holes through the paper, using the existing holes as a guide.

Step 7. Place cover back on top of the rest of the notebook and twist spiral back through the holes making sure the spiral goes through the whole notebook.

Step 8. Bend back the ends of the spiral in place using the pliers so that the spiral stays in place.

Finished ends of the spirals look like this....

Step 9. Now you're finished! These make great little gifts and can be easily made with any size spiral notebook!

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