Scrap Notebooks


I've had this project in the works for a few days, but finished it today.  I was so excited that I wanted to share!  My husband's "office" is his half of the bedroom... and he has accounts in 5 states.  He is constantly faxing papers, and we have so many cover sheets and confirmation sheets just lying around. Sometimes "stuff" just takes over our counters!  I am always trying to look for better ways to organize ourselves.


We have a lot of scrap papers.  A lot.  I have them all filed in a neat container that says "scrap paper."  But I thought--why not make them into something cute???  I love me a good notebook and I love making lists probably even more.  So this project killed about 3 birds with one stone.  I am one happy camper!

I took all of my scrap papers and cut them into a few different sizes to switch things up a bit.  I punched holes carefully so that all of the little paper squares would line up.

I used ONLY scraps for the entire project.  I love when I can say that!!  I used cardstock scraps for the fronts and backs of each notebook, threaded ribbon all the way through both sides (that took the longest), and then decorated!  I used my flower punch, ribbon, cardstock scraps, some chipboard letters, and a few vinyl scraps.

I thought that my hubby and I both needed our own personalized notebooks....

I am sure my hubby will just love the flower on his.  Hee hee.

And this little notebook I am especially excited for.  This will be my idea notebook... I can be inspired to my heart's delight and write my lists of dream creations, supplies, and thoughts.  Hip hip hooray!


So these notebooks will be replacing our not-so-cute sticky pads and making our counters look a lot more organized!  I think I'll go get started...

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Comments

  1. Love these! Anything made with scraps is always a plus for me!

  2. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    Cute!! Excellent use of scrap materials. And a great idea to boot!

  3. I am always impressed with scrappers! SOmething I have not taken part of yet!~ You look so organized and make it look so cute!

  4. Thanks for you thoughtfulness! Debbie, I am not always a scrapper. My "scrapper" projects are few and far between… that's why I was extra proud of myself for this. LOL

  5. too Blessed to Stress says:

    SUPER CUTE! I love making list too… so I can totally relate to the need for a cute notebook that uses up my scraps!

    Your's are just too sweet for words, glad your idea worked out so well!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  6. Room to Inspire says:

    What a great project and a perfect way to utilize all of that scrap paper we have accumulated project after project! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired this week.

    Chelsea

  7. Darin and Kali says:

    Alison! You are amazing! I just want you to know I check this blog just about daily. :)

  8. a little bit of everything says:

    Very cute notebooks! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday…

  9. These turned out so cute and I love that you were able to use scraps. I think I'll make some with my kids for the car and church. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday. I hope I see you again soon.

  10. [email protected] Charm says:

    Lovin' this THRIFTY idea…come by and share it at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!

    Blessings,
    Linda

    I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and check it out…I think you will like it!

  11. Pati @ A Crafty Escape says:

    Very cute!

  12. Those all look great. I'm your newest follower from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. I love you blog. Can't wait to read more.

    -K
    http://mypottyseat.blogspot.com/

  13. I love these..

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party.

  14. Rachelle says:

    Great idea !

  15. Rosana Garcia Hess says:

    Lovely idea!!!! I featured your scrap notebooks on my blog and put a link to yours.
    Thanks for sharing
    Hugs from Brazil

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