Hi everyone. Welcome to Part 3 of this Stationery Tutorial where I’ll be transforming plain stationery items into a lovely, coordinated set, using Dreaming on a Star’s Scrapbooking Papers.
Today I’ll be transforming an A6 notebook with some Washi Tape.
I bought the notebook at the ’2 Euro’ 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.
This is what you’ll need to start the Tutorial. Please note that some items are optional.
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.
They washi tape is 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.
1. Print out the Parasols & Kokeshi Dolls Washi Tape onto the Full Page Sticker Paper.
2. Normally the Washi Tape can be cut up and used individually but for this tutorial I am leaving it as one page.
Line up the paper on the notebook and mark with a pencil where it needs to be cut.
3. Line up the pencil 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.
4. Line up the Washi tape paper on the notebook.
5. Peel off the sticker from the backing page, but don’t peel off completely.
6. When you are happy it’s nicely lined up, smooth it down and peel the rest of the backing off.
7. I use a clean tissue to smooth rather than my hand, so it remains nice and clean.
8. Optional – 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.
9. You’re finished! You have a pretty Parasols & Kokeshi Dolls notebook, ready for your doodles and dreams!
♡ Come back tomorrow for Part 4 of the tutorial where I show you how to transform a plain pencil case. ♡
All Five Parts of this Stationery Tutorial. ♡
Dreaming on a Star’s Scrapbooking Papers used in this Tutorial.