Happy Friday everyone, hope you've had a great week. We are finally getting some warm weather here in B.C., it's really feeling like Spring now, woo-hoo!
I got the Graphic 45 newsletter in my inbox yesterday morning and in it they linked to a matchbook notebook tutorial on Snapguide by Ginny Nemchak. I popped over to take a peek at Ginny's tutorial and decided to make a couple, they are so quick and easy and what a great little gift for someone special!
I used kraft cardstock as the base for these matchbook notebooks and used some Graphic 45 'Botanical Tea' papers to make the one on the left and some Tim Holtz 'Destination' papers to make the one on the right.
They are just small little notebooks, measuring 3" by 3" so the perfect size to tuck in purse or pocket.
I just used some patterned paper for the inside pages but you can also stamp them as Ginny did on hers.
And the very best thing about them is that they are refillable! Once you've used up all the pages, just untie the ribbon or string, remove the remnants of your old pages and add some new ones. Love that!
I added some perforations to my pages by running them through my sewing machine (unthreaded of course :O). I'm sure it's not great for your sewing machine needle but it worked well.
Wouldn't these make great little stocking stuffers for Christmas? Just change the papers up and you can make them masculine, feminine, for kids or for any season. Thanks to Ginny and to Graphic 45 for this great tutorial, think I will be making many more of these little guys! I am going to link these up to the current challenge at Country View Challenges 'Use Kraft Card' since I used some kraft cardstock as the base for these matchbook notebooks.
I finished up the big project I've been working on (sorry, no previews until May!) and now have more time to play so I will be posting a couple of more new projects in the next few days. Have a great weekend everyone and hope you will be able to get outside and enjoy the lovely weather. See you soon and happy creating!