Welcome to day two of our Hip Hip Hooray for winter series. Today I have a quick and easy little project - a personalised notebook. The notebook has been created with two photographs I took at home - one with an image on a fabric background (front) and the other is just a plain photo of the fabric background (back).
These make great projects for birthday party gifts or that 'just because' present. I've gone with the toy theme, but they could easily be adapted to other objects - sweets or a cupcake, a remote control or tools (for Dad), iPhone (techno friend) or some small sewing supplies for a crafty friend. Anything really!
Supplies - Glue stick (or adhesive), stapler, cardstock (for backing photographs), photos (x2 for each notebook), corner rounder (or use scissors) and lined paper.
Step 1: Place a piece of fabric or patterned paper onto your work surface. Pop the item for photographing onto the bottom right hand corner of the fabric and take a photo. Also take a second photo (for each notebook) of just the fabric/patterned paper.
Step 2: Use a corner rounder to round the outer corners of the photos, just on one side.
Step 3: Cut two pieces of cardstock down to the size of the photographs. Round the corners on the cardstock to match the photographs.
Step 4: Adhere the cardstock onto each photograph. This will make a nice sturdy cover for the notebook.
Step 5: Using a lined paper pad and the size of the photograph as a guide, cut a series of pages to go inside the notebook. I cut 20 sheets for mine - but you can do more or less.
Step 6: Pop the notebook together, pages in the middle and staple.
All ready to use for note taking, story writing and important messages:
Don't forget to pop over to Tamar's blog HERE to see her second tutorial for our series and check back tomorrow for my third do-it-yourself project :)