Monday, December 12, 2011

Variation & Revamp of a Previous Notebook

Last week I took a $1 Store notebook and refurbished it. Then someone who had heard about it from the person I had made it for and not even having seen it, asked me to make one for her! What do you think about that?  What a surprise that was for me. (View original posting here)

In contemplation, wanting to improve on what I had made last week, I decided that I would create a variation of the notebook. I wanted to see if I could hide the large spiral binding in some way.

What was real fun was working out al the details in my mind to be sure that I wouldn't have to scrap any trial runs. I had to think about the best way to put two pieces of cardstock together to create a binding cover for the spiral binding of the notebook. I must have thought of every detail for the assembly and the opening & closing of it, because it worked the very first time! It's always rewarding when something like that happens and works out so well.

And, this is the variation on the original one that I created last week. And my appologies for some of the photos not being as clear as would be nice, but it's late and I want to go to bed. I have a busy day in the morining.


Here it is open so that you can see the front and back cover, as well as the spiral binding cover I made.


And here are the three dividers for each section of the book.




You can see that this time I extended the cardstock paper of the divider pages right out into the perferation for the spiral binding. Not only will it be sturdier this way, but it looks better too. I also reprinted the divider pages with spelling corrections and a slight change of wording.

So now I just have to hope that, sight unseen when requesting a notebook, this person will be happy with it.

Well, there you have it. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule these days, and coming for a visit.




4 comments:

Dana said...

Mom, this is so gorgeous!! I even like the papers you used! ;) Great job!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful project Sabrina! Love the pretty patterned paper you used and the little side tabs! Thanks for the inspiration :) Happy Holidays!

Brandi said...

Wow, such a transformation! You did such a beautiful job!

Trish and Treasure said...

Fantastic project!