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8.22.2011

mini composition notebook | tutorial

8.22.2011  at 2:00 AM

If you're here for the mini composition notebook tutorial from the Echo Park | The Twinery blog hop, welcome back! If you're a regular reader, I'm so glad you find the time to visit with me. 

So, here's the notebook I originally made for the blog hop:

Composition Notebook Tutorial | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

Let's get started making another cute one again using the Springtime collection. After gathering your supplies {notebook, adhesive, burnishing tool, scissors, The Twinery baker's twine, Echo Park papers and stickers, Crop-o-Dile and floral wire} it's time to get busy.

Composition Notebook Tutorial | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com
{ click on photo for a larger view in another window }
  1. Slather {very technical term}  your front cover with your desired adhesive.
  2. Using your burnishing tool, adhere your paper securely to the front cover of your notebook.
  3. Trim the extra paper with either scissors or a craft knife - I prefer my Fiskars scissors.
  4. Slather, Burnish and Trim the inside front, back and inside back covers as well.
  5. Using your Crop-o-dile, punch a hole and add your eyelet to both the front and back covers.
  6. Using this threading tip, thread a folded length of your baker's twine through the eyelet so that you end up with the folded over {looped} half being pulled through the hole. {see large photo} Repeat same procedure for the back cover.
  7. Tie a not in your baker's twine {you will have 4 strands} to keep it from sliding back through the eyelet and tie it in a big, pretty bow. Add a die cut shape and some letters stickers and...
...voila! You are the proud owner of a super cute mini notebook that's perfect for teacher gifts, holiday treats for your child's classmates, a fun birthday party activity and even a fun little Girl's Night Out goody for your gal pals!

But, now for some fun stuff, how about another giveaway? The winner will receive everything in the photo below to include the mini composition notebook we just made together, papers to make your own mini notebook, a set of letter stickers, The Twinery baker's twine in Buttercream and Caribbean, punched cardstock shapes, journaling and border stickers, 2 envelopes and cards blanks as well as cardstock to create two notecards, similar to the one here.

Composition Notebook Tutorial | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com


To enter, just leave a comment sharing with me if you make more scrapbook layouts or altered craft projects. Be sure to leave your e-mail address if you don't have your e-mail linked in your profile so that you can be contacted if you're the winner. Comments will close and the winner will be announced on this blog post on Tuesday, August 23rd at 8pm EST. If the winner does not contact me, another winner will be chosen. Good Luck!


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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner is:

Marcia{123blog} please contact me so that I can have your goodies packaged and shipped to you soon!

33 comments:

  1. I make more altered projects(does mini album count?)
    Thanks for the chance!

    cheryl131091@yahoo.com

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  2. altered craft projects and mini albums are my favorites!
    love your notebook, it's so pretty.... thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  3. I'm just entering the land of craftyness :) and I only have done altered projects - so far I love notebook tutorials and mini albums!

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  4. I tend to make more altered projects too; love your little books Monika! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  5. i´ve just stared doing scrapbooking, and i love to visit your blog. hope i will be the lucky winer.
    kisses.
    fernanda

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  6. I do a little of both...when time allows. I just purchased some of these mini notebooks and now I know what I can do with them.

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  7. That is such an amazing project! I create mostly scrapbook projects, but once in awhile, I do other cute crafty stuff, too. I'm gonna try my hand at this project for sure! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. I mostly make cards, but I've been having a go at making some layouts lately, and I can see why everyone loves it so much!

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  9. More scrapbooking for me. But I'm loving altered projects lately. :) Thanks for the chance to win!
    smbradford@kc.rr.com

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  10. I think I do about the same amount as I think when my house burns down everyone in my family will run for their albums and as the hybrids are mostly about me - I think I'll be runninf for them. In the end they are both important.

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  11. I make more layouts, but I really love putting together a great craft! Tahnks for the fun giveaway!

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  12. I make more scrapbook layouts, but I do enjoy making altered items every now and then!!! Your journal is adorable!!

    thanks also for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  13. I am not much of a scrap-booker but I love to alter different things. Add a special touch to them. THanks for the chance to win...
    Happy Crafting...

    LOVe your idea on these notebooks..

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  14. il notebook è favoloso ....i layout non mi piaciono moltissimo preferisco alterare.
    monicot@katamail.com

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  15. super cute! Mostly scrapbook pages - although the mojo's been missing for a bit. :(

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  16. I mostly make pages due to DT obligations but I think I have more fun creating altered projects!!!!
    I saw that those mini composition books are on sale this week at Staples for a quarter! :)

    PS: I also saw your name on the SRM blog today ;)

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  17. I make more scrapbook pages on a day to day basis, but I love to make altered projects and alternative-sized albums!

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  18. So cute! Right now I make more SB pages, but my daughter has begged me to make her a journal like this, so your tutorial couldn't be more timely! Thanks for the step by step instructions.

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  19. I typically make more layouts and cards but I'm starting to make mini-albums (thanks to reading your blog!). I'm definitely going to make one of these for my 10year old daughter, it'll make the perfect journal!

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  20. I love to make mini chipboard books so that makes me more of an altered projects kind of girl! Great idea...beautiful project!

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  21. I make mostly cards and layouts but occassionally make an altered item. I just sent my mom a covered regular sized composition book. I had fun making it and plan on putting more together.

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  22. I make more layouts than altered projects.

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  23. Definitely more altered crafty projects ... though mine do tend to include memories, etc ... so I guess I fall in between really!

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  24. I don't make layouts (yet), so I have to say altered projects. My current love is making cards, but I've been wanting to make an altered composition book - so thanks for the great tutorial!

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  25. I've always made more scrapbook layouts . . . until I met you! Now, Mini-books are my fave! :) You're such a bad influence. ;)

    mkwyoming@msn.com

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  26. OHHH! What a gorgeous little notebook! LOVE the papers and the twine:) I made a mix of both projects! I am not sure if I'm good at either....LOL! Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  27. I definitely make more scrapbook LOs. Very few altered projects around here, although there have been some. Usually I figure if I am going to spend my limited crafting time, I want to have a LO in the album!

    Cute little notebook! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. Definitely mini albums and altered craft projects!

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  29. Altered crafts. I used to do layouts but after seeing all the cute mini albums on your blog I'm hooked.

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  30. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [23 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  31. Well, I am BEYOND thrilled that I won!

    Thank you so very much : I think it's a sign to up the craft ante LOL

    Sent you an email too.

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  32. Adorable altered notebook. It's so pretty.

    I'm a big fan of altered projects and make more of these than anything else. Altered Projects Rock :)

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