Thursday, September 16, 2010

Altered Spiral Notebook

With back to school sales having finished recently I was able to stock up on composition books and even a few spiral notebooks for altering. My daughter was invited to a birthday party, so I immediately set to work on a notebook. :)


Supplies Used:
Stamps: CTMH Cocktail Alpha, Imaginisce bird
Papers: Imaginisce, Bazzil
Inks: CTMH Bubblegum, Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc: Martha Stewart Glitter, Glossy Accents, ribbon, Prima Flowers, misc brads.

For those of you who have never altered a spiral notebook, it's not as hard as it looks. I consider it a bit tedious, but definitely not hard.

Step 1: Make sure the paper is all lined up and secure it with binder clips.

Step 2: Using pliers, unhook the wire at each end and then simply roll it to uncoil it from the notebook. Set aside the bound paper and the spiral.

Step 3: Decorate the front and back covers as you would like them.

Step 4: Turn the covers over and using either a crop-a-dile or eyelet setting hole punch, repunch the holes in the cover.

Step 5: Cover the inside of the front and back covers with cardstock or papers of your choice.

Step 6: Repunch holes in the covers.

Step 7: Line covers up with the bound paper and secure inside the binder clips.

Step 8: Roll wire coil back onto the notebook and using the pliers bend the ends of the wire closed again.

See, a bit tedious but really quite simple! :)


gale said...

So cute. I love that paper and the colors you used.

CathyRose said...

Great notebook for a girly-girl or even a teen. You always do such a great job on these notebooks!