Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Make n Take Time!

Hi everyone! Colleen checkin in!

It's been a while since I've done a make n take, so I thought I'd share a little sneaky of the April kit creations I've been working on over here.
Wanna make a little notebook like this one? This thing is so handy to have in my purse.

Well here's how...first let's start with the supply list. Here's what you'll need:
1 elastic hairband (a fairly large one)
1 bamboo skewer
white printer paper
patterned paper from your April kit
Pink Paislee Fascinating Stickers from the April kit
a cropadile or hole punch
paper trimmer

Using your paper trimmer, cut down your white printer paper, and patterned paper to your desired size. I'm doing about 5x8 with mine, but you can make it as large or as small as you like. I also used two different kinds of patterned paper, one for the front and one for the back, but you can use the same sheet if you would like the front and back of your notebook to match.
Next, you want to take your cropadile or holepunch and punch holes in your papers. I like the cropadile for this because you can do all of your holes at once, ensuring that they all line up. That mamma jamma can cut through steel if you want it to.

Ok, now that you have your holes cut, this next step gets a little tricky...Take the rubber band and stretch that sucker out as much as you can to make it easier to work with. Otherwise, you are going to fight this thing while you do the next part. Take one end and thread it through the hole, and then repeat with the other endThen cut your bamboo skewer down to size and stick it in each loop. You might need to get creative with this thing, depending on how elastic your band is, and anchor one loop with the bamboo skewer while you thread the other. Just be patient...you'll get it.

Then take a label from the Pink Paislee Fascinating sticker book and adhere it to the cover, and then spell out 'notes' with the alphas that are included in the book. I just love these stickers.Now hold that sucker up and admire your handy work! Great job!!!

8 comments:

Trish said...

Holy Guacamole, I love you. This is a perfect craft idea for an upcoming girls sleepover--thanks!!

MidniteScrapper said...

Love this! Looks fun and easy. Thanks for sharing. =]

ahiltz said...

What a clever idea!

jamie said...

i love this...and i have time to play today...yeah!!! thanks, colleen!

Anonymous said...

Am I supposed to score the paper before I put the hair band through?

pickmepam said...

way too cute and simple!

Colleen said...

you don't have to score the paper before putting the band through. once the hole is there, you are good. i didn't score my paper at all. but, if you want to score it afterwards to make sure that your notebook has a flip and can stay open, that might be a good idea.

Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

this is such an awesome idea! thanks, for sharing!! :) m-