Club Scrap Artist Team Aug Challenge: Starting School

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hello, Kraftie Friends!

Welcome to Club Scrap Artist Team August Challenge & Blog Hop!

If you came from Debbie's Blog, you're in the right place.
This would be your last stop!
For the complete list, go to Club Scrap's Blog (Karen's Post).

The theme this month is "Back to School"...or in my case, is "Starting School"! =)
My son N is going to kindergarten!!! Can't believe it! My little baby...

Anyway...I decided to make some handmade journals/notebooks...for the teacher and my son!
He actually likes to write down what he does sometimes, so I guess it could also work as a planner!


I used different plain and printed papers from different Club Scrap Collections (listed below).



How-To (Option 1):
1. Trim 5 sheets into 8.5" x 8.5" squares, score and fold them in half (*see tips below*).
2. For the cover, trim a sheet of printed paper into a 8 5/8" x 8 5/8", score and fold it in half.
3. With sheets open, line them up at the fold and fold them in half (signature). Add the cover.
4. Add ribbon or fiber and tie a knot on the outside. I added a bow, but that's optional.





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How-To (Option 2 - using 8.5" x 11" sheets):
1. Trim 5 sheets into 8.5" x 8.5" squares, score and fold them in half (*see tips below*).
2. After you fold the sheets, trim them down to 4 1/8" x 8.5" (so it fits inside de cover)
3. For the cover, trim a sheet of printed paper into a 8.5" x 8.5", score and fold it in half.
4. With sheets open, line them up at the fold them in half (signature). Add the cover.
5. Add ribbon or fiber and tie a knot on the outside. I added a bow, but that's optional.

*Tips*
After you line up the sheets and fold them in half (signature), you'll notice that some paper is "sticking out" (compared to the first page). If you don't mind it, just leave it alone.
If you're OCD like me, and would like them to be all the same, you have 2 options:

1. With the signature folded, trim the edge with the help of a craft knife and metal ruler
or
2. With the sheets folded, trim 1 millimeter off of the second sheet of the signature. Trim 2mm off of the third sheet, 3mm off of the fourth sheet and 4mm off of the fifth sheet (but if your trimmer doesn't have the international system of units, just stick with the first option or leave it alone). =)

You could trim them beforehand and fold them in half...but I was using a score board, and...try to find the center of those crazy measurements! So, I gave up! =)

This is your last stop! Thanks for hoping with us!
If you'd like, you can go back to: Club Scrap's Blog (Karen's Post)!

Supplies:
Sunflowers Collection
Office Space Collection
Navigation Collection
Transformations Fibers

Challenges:
1. Word Art Wed #244-#245: AGoes


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14 comments

  1. Notebooks you always need in school, these look fabulous and will make it even more fun to be back in class.

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  2. Very cool! Great project for school!

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  3. These little books are so pretty and look easy to make thanks for the instructions!

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  4. Very cute Lillian! Great little books!

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  5. Great little books and wonderful choices of papers - they are all very pretty!

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  6. Very pretty, Lilian! I bet these would be nice with just basic copy paper inside and then the pretty covers. Maybe would make the insides easier to trim and fold in half? Just thinking out loud, hehe. Great idea!

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  7. What a great idea. I love the variety of colors and themes you created. A truly versatile gift!

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  8. Glad to see I'm not the only one who's OCD!

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  9. Awesome journals. Super easy and elegant at the same time.

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Thanks for all your lovely comments! They make my day! =)

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