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Stationery Set Tutorial – Part 2 – A5 Notebook

On 16, Jul 2013 | No Comments | In crafts, etsy, inspiration, my work, stationery, tutorial | By Tina

Dreaming on a Star - Stationery Tutorial

Part 2 – A5 Notebook Tutorial

Hi everyone. Welcome to Part 2 of this Stationery Tutorial, where I transform plain stationery items into a pretty, coordinated set, using Dreaming on a Star’s Scrapbooking Papers.

If you missed Part 1, you can check it out here.

Today I will be transforming this A5 notebook:

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Plain A5 Notebook

Into this:

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Notebook Makeover

I bought the notebook at the ‘2 Euro‚Äô shop¬†(Poundland, Dollar Store, Dollar Tree, Dollarama,¬†etc). It was a bit of a find – it’s similar to a moleskine, with a heavy cover and a little pocket at the back, but it was cheap.

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Cool pocket in the back

MATERIALS

This is what you’ll need to start the Tutorial. Please note that some items are optional.

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Materials

I got the full page sticker paper in a local stationery shop (Easons). You can use the ruler/craft knife/cutting mat or a scissors to cut the paper.

NOTE: Cutting the sticker paper with the craft knife can be a little tricky. The stickiness can cause the paper to tear. Be careful when cutting and always use a fresh blade. You may prefer to use  a scissors instead.

I am using the Dreaming on a Star Parasols & Kokeshi Dolls Scrapbooking Papers available here (with Free Washi Tape). They are available as an instant download to your computer. You just need to print them out using your printer or you can bring the PDF file (saved on a USB stick) to a printers and they will print them for you. Don’t forget to bring the Sticker Paper with you, otherwise they will print them on regular paper.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

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Scrapbooking Papers

1. Print out the Parasols & Kokeshi Dolls Scrapbooking Papers onto the Full Page Sticker Paper.

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Decisions, decisions!

2. Decide what papers you would like to use and in what arrangement. This is entirely up to you, or you can choose to follow what I’ve done.

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Kokeshi Dolls

I used the two papers above.

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Line up papers

3. I lined up the papers so that the polka dot paper begins just under the kokeshi doll’s head.

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Measure up!

4. Measure the paper with a ruler. Use the pencil or craft knife to mark where it needs to be cut.

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Careful now!

5. Line up the pencil marks (or knife marks) and cut the paper using the craft knife and ruler. Ensure your blade is new. Make several firm strokes with the blade rather than one heavy stroke.
Be careful as the paper is sticky and may catch the blade, resulting in paper tear. You may choose to use the scissors instead.

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Peel back

6. Peel off the sticker from the backing page, but don’t peel off completely. Line it up to the top and right hand corner of the folder.

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Line up

7. When you are happy it’s nicely lined up, smooth it down and peel the rest of the backing off.

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All done!

I use a clean tissue to smooth rather than my hand, so it remains nice and clean.

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Repeat with other paper

8. Repeat the same steps with the first paper. Measure & cut paper, remove paper backing (but not completely), line up to folder bottom and sides, remove remaining backing as you smooth down paper and use a tissue to smooth down completely.

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Clear contact paper

9.¬†Optional¬†‚Äď you can cover the notebook with¬†clear contact paper¬†to prolong the life of it.
Measure the contact paper to fit the notebook and allow a flap at the top, side and bottom. Cover the notebook and turn down the flaps. Use a tissue to smooth down and eliminate any air bubbles.

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Notebook Makeover

10. That’s it! You have a pretty Parasols & Kokeshi Dolls notebook, ready for your doodles and dreams!

♡ Come back tomorrow for Part 3 of the tutorial where I show you an alternative cover for a notebook. ♡

 

All Five Parts of this Stationery Tutorial. ♡

Part 1-Folder | Part 2-A5 Notebook | Part 3-A6 Notebook | Part 4-Pencil Case | Part 5-Washi Tape Peg

 

Dreaming on a Star’s Scrapbooking Papers used in this Tutorial.

Dreaming on a Star - Scrapbooking Papers

Scrapbooking Papers

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