Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day 2 - Altered Notepads

Time for some cheap and fast projects! All of these notepads, composition books and journals were purchased for $1.00 at various stores (Walmart, Michaels and the Dollar Tree). We all need someplace to take a note, create a shopping list or to collect our thoughts and goals - why not make it a gift! Each is lined with pattern papers and complimenting embellishments. Time spent was about 10 minutes per piece, depending on the treatment, see below for a little more detail and a few ideas. Enjoy!

These two books are covered in Kraft Kuts pattern papers,inside and out, Making Memories brads and some complimentary ribbon fibers.For the larger journal, I painted the edge by the binding with gold marker so it would blend with the papers. The fibers are running inside the front cover, attached with glue on the inside.

These next two are Bo Bunny pattern papers and embellishments and rub-ons, with complimentary fibers running through the spines, Thickers and a few other touches (a swatch of fabric, a few Prima flowers and some gold and silver to accent the Thickers. The larger book is meant to be a journal so the outside front and back covers have a layer of Mod Podge for protection. the inside of both books are lined with an accent color.

The last two are lined with Fancy Pants pattern papers,a transparency and embellishments, inside and out, accenting fibers running through the spiral of the notebook. On this larger book, I choose a paper that matched the actual book, so I left the binding by the spine un-treated and the fibers covered most of it.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for more great ideas and a Holiday giveaway! Have fun creating, thanks for visiting.

Remember - don't worry, be scrappy!


7 Scrappy thoughts:

Anonymous said...

Oh Wow! These would be excellent gifts!! I love all the fibers and ribbons you used. They are gorgeous with these journals!

dianapena8 said...

Love this idea!!! I still don't know what to give my co workers, something like this will be great :)

I like how you decorated each of them so much inspirations here. =Di

Jennie said...

Fab notebooks, might make a couple for Christmas presents. Thnk you for the inspiration

iSew said...

okay, I love the owl/polka dot notebooks. So cute! This is a great, and easy, idea.

Michelle said...

I need to make some of these for my girls'. These are wonderful Kristin!!

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

excellent gift ideas! i have 2 notebooks - one to "journal" my day, the other to make lists - weekly to do lists, grocery lists, etc etc - we all need these! great job!

Heather Landry said...

Such a cool gift idea! The owl ones are my fave!