Hello Friends and Happy Memorial Day!! Scroll down because this is my second post for the day......Today it is my turn to share on the Peachy Keen Stamps blog and so I am sharing with you a cute kitty notebook and a tutorial on how I alter spiral bound notebooks.
First thing you need to do is to remove the spiral binding. You do this by using a pair of round nosed pliers and carefully bend the wire at both ends so that you can twist it off. Be careful to keep all the papers together so that you don't have to try and get all the holes to line up at the end. Set the papers and back cover aside.
Next, you want to measure the front cover. I usually replace the notebook cover because lately I can only find them in plastic and the papers don't stick too well to them. I have a huge stack of chipboard that I bought at some clearance center that I use. Don't toss the front cover, you need it as a template. I measure the original cover and then use a heavy duty paper trimmer to trim the new front cover to fit exactly.
I then cut out my cute little kitty with my Cricut and the Meow Lite cartridge. I used the new Here Kitty Kitty Face Assortment from Peachy Keen Stamps to add an adorable face to my kitty. I then used a pen and chalk to add some details to the face. The label that I have the kitty on is from Elegant Edges. I added some pen stitching to it.
I then added some fun patterned paper to the front cover (with the same measurements that I had when I cut the chipboard cover. I add a little pen stitching around the edges of that as well.
Now take your original cover and use it as a template to make the holes in the left side of the front cover. I used a pencil to outline all the holes and then punched them out with a good hole punch.
All that is left is to re-assemble the notebook and add a name to the front. I chose my daughter because she loves notebooks and kitties, so this is the best of both worlds for her. I can't wait to give it to her.
Here is a close up of that adorable little kitty face......so darn cute!!
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