Friday, August 14, 2009

My first tutorial - Using the BIA in altering a notebook

On Fridays we will be featuring projects with the New Papercrafting Kit from Serendipity - I worked up a little tutorial with my project - Here is the stuff I used to alter a notebook to have tabs in it. (I purchased several of these notebooks at Michael's this year - they were actually monogrammed notebooks but since the coils were black and the margins were kraft paper I gathered up all I could regardless of the monogram knowing I could cover it up and none would be the wiser.) After cutting and stamping a tab (make sure you make your tabs long enough to extend past the pages in your notebook - I added 3/8" to the width of the notebook's paper) put it in your BIA, center and punch.
Use your scissors to cut little slivers of paper out so you can put the tabs in the book (and even move them later, if you wish).
Isn't this a fun idea - quick and easy - Just the way I like it! The A Muse Personal Stationery clear acrylic set is just perfect for this type of project!
Simple decorating on the cover and it is finished! I'm really into the vintage glass glitter Kim has included in this kit - it has such sparkle to it.
BONUS project - I made 4 cards with paper scraps. Since this paper is double sided all you need to do is stack your 4 favorite patterns (4" x 5 1/4") and cut them randomly into a pleasing geometric pattern. Then comes the fun part - Half the pieces I flipped over and then I played jigsaw puzzle until I found the combos that I liked best - I layered them onto either kraft or black cardstock and then onto an ivory cardbase -
Check out the inside - You know when you get a pack of paper and the front shows a sample of all the different patterns? I used that sample piece to make the strips of paper on the inside of my cards -all that was left was to use my favorite A Muse sentiments - I really like how these cards turned out PLUS I had fun with the glitter again - use scor-tape and your glitter is on for good!!


Kimberly said...

Awesome tutuorial Michelle! I love this idea! And it's quick and easy since you use a premade notebook!

veronica said...

love your alteration. great tip for the movable tabs!

Lori Barnett said...

Awesome info!! And that book is fab!

Dawn said...

Nice tutorial! You did a great job explaining everything.

Jennie M said...

This is SO cute! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!