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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  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.


  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. Linda@Coastal Charm says

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


    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.


  13. I love these..

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

  14. 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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