Thursday, August 27, 2009

Altered Purse Notebook

I absolutely love how this project turned out. I was inspired to make this from Inking Idaho HERE. I love so many of the projects she makes. This was fairly simple and so fun. My daughter is loving me!



Here are the steps to make a composition notebook into a purse.

1. I used an exacto knife to trim the corners off of both sides. I did not measure it. But just did what looked good to me. I continued to use the knife to trim all the layers of papers and the bottom cover.

2. I then covered both sides with scrapbook paper applied with mod podge. After it dried I trimmed off the excess.

3. I then hot glued on the ribbons for the handles.

4. Then I cut a tab to fit between the handles and seemed to be the right size for the look I wanted. I mod podged it onto the back. Then I used a velcro circle to secure the tab onto the front of the notebook.

5. Last add embellishments to spice it up.

I love these and would love to make more.


49 comments:

  1. I lOVE THIS!! What a fantastic idea, and you made it so darling! I just bought 10 of these notebooks figuring I could do something with them for my YW group, now I know just what to make! Thank you so much, love your blog!!

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  2. Ummm...I kinda jumped the gun and featured your purse just now! LUVZ!
    You're more than welcome to take a feature button!

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  3. Stop it. That is so stinkin cute!!! I want to make one today!!!

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  4. I could totally see my 4 year old prissy little girl loving this. Not only does she LOVE purses but she loves to draw and color! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Love this idea! I am totally making this for my little girl! Thank you for the tutorial :)

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  6. If you don't want to cut the pages your self, your local office supply/copy store will cut them for you....if you have lots of these to make that is :) Very cute!

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  7. This would be a great gift to give the RS sisters on their birthdays. Can you explain the "tab" step a little more? I'm creatively challenged!

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  8. oooh, too cute. Next time I am at wallymart I'll pick up a composition book and make one of these for my neice for her church "notes"! PERFECT.

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  9. Thanks for sharing such a cute idea. I featured you on our site today... oneofakindgiftideas.blogspot.com

    I will be visiting often :)

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  10. Very cute. You did such a great job!

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  11. This is so dang cute! What a great idea! I've made tons of the composition notebook journals, but never thought of this. My girls would love this...hmm I feel a mother/daughter class coming on. I'll definately be directing people to your blog for this great project!

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  12. Oh that is just too cute. Kira, Izzy, Emma and I are going to make these this weekend I think!

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  13. What a GREAT PROJECT! I'm totally going to make this and send all my friends here. Thanks for the idea.

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  14. This is adorab;e. I featured this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button and come back often for more ideas!

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  15. I saw this on another blog, and followed it on over here! This is super cute!

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  16. Hey, I just challenged my readers to make one of these this week! How fun! Can't wait!

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  17. I love it! I wonder if there is a boy variation? Wheels in my mind are turning!

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  18. Hi!

    Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

    I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.

    Thanks,

    Nancy Ward
    http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

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  19. This is soooooo cute, definitely making one for my daughter and I promise to link back. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. This is an adorable notebook! I'm going to make this with my little cousins- they'll love it! Thanks for sharing

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  21. This is so creative! I do mystery shopping to make myself some pocket change, and this would be the perfect way to hid the fact that I am taking notes while shopping and it could be made in a variety of sizes.

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  22. Just wanted to let you know, we featured this project over at My Dear Trash today. Thanks so much.

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  23. I love these and want to do them with my activity day girls! What is the tab made out of? Is it just paper?

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  24. I loved this idea when I first saw it and finally made one of my own and linked back here as my inspiration.

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