Monday, November 23, 2009

Altered Mini Composition Book

Hello and Happy Monday!

Today's project is a simple but fun way to welcome the Christmas season! It is a mini composition notebook that I altered with holiday papers. I started by measuring the front and back surfaces of the book. I have found that even the same company may not always have the same size books or pads. Each manufacturer has its own measurements. I cut the covers from holiday patterned paper and adhered it to the book with double sided tape. You could also use a liquid glue or gluestick. I like the tape because there is no drying time and it has a strong hold. I then measured a piece for the spine and adhered that as well. This was a contrasting piece cut from another pattern. I added a snowflake foam die cut to make the cover a little more festive yet keep the adornments simple so this could be carried in a purse or backpack without worrying about pulling off all the accents. I also included a mini gel pen that I purchased from Staples. Super simple but a great little gift for a friend or student and a great stocking stuffer!

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope each of you has a wonderful week and blessed Thanksgiving holiday!

Blessings to you,
Vicki
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21 comments:

  1. Vicki, love this little comp book. Great choice of papers ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  2. What a fun holiday journal, Vicki!! Great way to keep up with all those holiday lists and errands!

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  3. What a super stocking stuffer. Also, perfect to keep track of holiday shopping ideas, sizes, to do's, etc.

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  4. Adorable, I love to do these little books!!

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  5. Very nice! Love the colour combination =)
    xx Michelle

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  6. Love this cute little book!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  7. Lovely project - beautiful designer papers you have chosen. Happy Thanksgiving to you from across the pond!

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  8. What a great collection of papers- I love this project! TFS

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  9. just adorable! perfect little gift!

    wishing you a blessed wonderful Thanksgiving!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  10. Hi Vicki, Thanks for your note, very thoughtful. Have a wonderful holiday with your family! I love this notebook, great idea to alter a notebook like that.

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  11. How cute vicki! you always have the best gift ideas and useful ones at that! Have a great day tomorrow my friend. :)

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  12. You're right, these would be great little stocking stuffers. Have a blessed Thanksgiving. Big Turkey Hugs!
    Karli

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  13. This is super cute and very creative! What a wonderful holiday gift :) Blessings!

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