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Saturday, April 23, 2011

4/23 Jenny's altered notebook tutorial

Hi Everybody. Jenny checking in with this week’s tip. The next time you’re in the dollar store or the $1. spot at your local Target or Michaels, pick up a handful of plain (ish) notebooks. Or, when you’re in the stationary section at one of those closeout stores like Big Lots, look around for some fun little books there too.. Altered notebooks are inexpensive and quick gifts for teachers or family or neighbors. Or, if you’re a list maker like myself, you’ll put them to good use yourself! I found these black notebooks at Walmart for $3 a piece. The tall one has perforated pages with both “To Do” and “To Buy” sections. How cool is that?!?

I added some fun new and old Sassafras goodies and voila…


This second notebook has color coded index cards within. I thought this one would be perfect for writing random notes about each of my brood (one section for each of the Bigs, and one section for the twins to share).

Using some Mod Podge to adhere the base paper and The Ultimate to adhere all the rest, I came up with this…

You can also make notebooks for your kids… This one I used a Quikutz composition notebook die.


Here’s an example of a notebook to make during Teacher Appreciation Week. You know that’s just around the corner.

Well, I hope you found just a little inspiration here today at Scrap That Baby. Would love to see what you make. P.S. here’s one last bit of eyecandy for you. My very own Scrap That Baby notebook…



scrappinJen

4 comments:

Nati Tristan said...

Those are wonderful alterations! They all look fab!

~Christina~ said...

What great alterable ideas!!! One of the most fun things to make! :)

Shell said...

luv your turtorial Jen. the notebooks look great!

lohdy diana said...

it's so cool and unique, i like your design.