Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Top Note die notebooks

I made these little notebooks last month I believe, and just never got around to taking any pictures until tonight! I wanted to use some of that great paper from SU and thought the Top Note die really would make a cute notebook.

I used some Bella Rose paper for this one with Riding Hood Red and Pirouette Pink cs for these. The lines paper is from some old, not quite used up leftovers from the kids school notebooks from last year. You know how it is. There could be around 20 pages left in a notebook, nobody wants to use that notebook, but you can't see throwing it away! I just cut them up and ran them through the Top note die. I used our silver or gold elastic cord for the binding after using the Crop-A-Dile to make the holes and put eyelets in.

These are done with SKi Slope DSP from the Holiday Mini. I paired it with Bashful Blue cs. Added a little bling with a rhinestone brad. The covers are cardboard from food packaging with the printed sides glued together with glue stick, then covered with DSP and CS on both sides. Totally a recycling project! Tell me what you think!

ETA: pic of the binding- I have gotten alot of questions about how this was bound so here is a pic.

I basically took a length of elastic cord (about 3x the length of the notebook) threaded it through the first hole so that half of the length was hanging out each side. Put one side though the same hole, then criss-crosses each end into the next hole. then threaded the longer end through hole # 2 again. Repeat across to the end and tie in a knot. It was helpful to keep a paper piercer or a needle handy to keep the holes all aligned. And you need to be sure not to pull the cord too tight or the pages won't turn :) Hope these directions are helpful.


Cindy Jenkins said...

Popped over from the idea of the notebooks! Very Cute! Might have to case ya!! Great job!!

stamper1820 said...

These are so smart! So now, you just threaded the cord through the holes after setting the eyelets? It looks like metal rings, but I guess that's just the silver cord? Does it open & close pretty well?

Tanya Boser said...

Yes, I threaded the silver or gold elastic cord through the eyelets. I will add a pic of the binding to this post in a little bit so you can see it better. And yes, it opens and closes nicely, if you don't pull the cord too tight when you bind it :)

Anonymous said...

Love these notebooks! Very creative:)

Laurie Zoellmer said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing ;)


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