Today I learned how to make a CUTE readers notebook out of scrapbook paper and a composition book.
Prep: 12X12 scrapbook paper. Cut 3 inches off the side of the paper. This will leave you with a 3X12 strip and a 9X12 (almost letter) size piece of paper. You need 2 of the 9X12 pieces of paper and one contrasting color of the 3X12 piece of paper.
2 pieces of 9X12 pieces of scrapbook paper
1 piece of 3X12 piece of scrapbook paper
|This shows the back of the notebook with the paper wrapped around the spine.|
Seal the line of paper to the notebook with a stip of packaging tape.
Now cover the entire front of the notebook with glue.
Cover the notebook with one of the pieces of the scrapbook paper.
|This actually shows the back being covered. But its the same process for both sides.|
Now wrap the scrapbook paper around the notebook like you are wrapping a gift. Use packaging tape to seal the edges.
Leave a small gap as you fold the corners so that the paper has a little give when opened.
|See small gap!|
This is another view of the wrapping of the cover.
Once the cover is wrapped you can seal the spine paper and the cover paper with packaging tape.
|These are the tabs created for our Readers Notebook.|
|Tada! Here is the front and back of my Readers Notebook. Next step is to add stickers and photos. Then seal the whole notebook with packaging tape.|