7.05.2010

Memory Notebook Tutorial

I made this notebook with the idea that inside would be written memorable things that my children do and I want to keep track of.  For example, those hilarious things that only children say and do and makes you crack up for like a week or amazing moments that are so precious you just don't ever want to forget.  
I gathered some fun things accessories and went for a distressed antique feel.  The first step is covering the notebook with your chosen paper.
Then add your ribbon.  I cut up a whole bunch of ribbon and started tying them onto the end until you couldn't see the rings of the notebook.
Then I added my accessories (some lace, beads, title, jewels, a big button...) 
Here's the result--I've already started writing some memories down on the inside too...
Here's one I made for my sister and sister-in-law for their Mother's Day gift:
I entered the first one into DDSBCuttlebug Challenge for doiles and lace and this last one into Dutch Dare's challenge

34 comments:

  1. Very pretty notebook! Love the lace and buttons!

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  2. what a great idea - I love the notebooks & how you decorated them!

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  3. Love the way that came out, it looks so Victorian!

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  4. What a cute idea and the one you made for yourself has such a nice vintage feel to it!

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  5. You're very creative! I love the vintage style. I enjoy working on projects like these as well, wish I had more time! I own tons of craft/art supplies. I also plan to get into handmade greeting cards for business on the side. Your memory book looks great and you'll treasure it for years to come :)

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  6. WoWzA, this is fabulous, Melissa! So many beautiful details to admire!!

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  7. such a wonderful idea, I like things like this, it will mean so much to your children one day...have a wonderful week!

    enjoy *~*

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  8. So many beautiful details!!

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  9. Your memory book is gorgeous! I keep a small one in my purse to write what the kids say and do, it is priceless to me :)

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  10. Its an amazing idea about how we can maintain our cherishable memories in such a creative way.Thats really a creative idea to make our diaries look so beautiful while we update things.

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  11. Wow..this is so cool! I love the vintage look.

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  12. Just beautiful! You will be so glad that you're writing down those precious memories.

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  13. Such a great idea, and the notebooks are DA BOMB! Thanx for the inspiration!

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  14. Beautiful!! Lots of great ideas. :)

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  15. Wow these are so amazing! So much creativity!

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  16. Your notebook is a work of art!! You need to submit that to SNR, girl!!

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  17. Hi! I love this idea and the look you created. You can't have too many pretty notebooks!

    Thanks for visiting me. :)

    Alison

    http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

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  18. Wowwww! These books are FANTASTIC!!

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  19. P.S....I use a Cuttlebug for die cutting and embossing. :)

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  20. Thanks for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best! Your notebook is marvelous!!

    Greetings,
    Katja

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  21. Fantastic note book. Love all the ribbons. Thanks for joining in with us on DDSB

    Jayne xx

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  22. Wow!!! The TEXTURE is splendid!!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and Good Luck!
    xoxo,
    KymKreates

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  23. What a great project! My daughter has a journal like this that is at least 10 years old, and we still laugh at the wonderful memories it holds from the things the kids said! We will treasure it always. Your cover is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cuttlebug Challenge. We hope you will come back and be with us often.

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  24. Wow..what an incredible craft!! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

    Hugs
    Judy

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  25. Love it , love it !!!!
    Thanks for joining our Texture-challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
    Hugs, Jóna

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  26. OMGOSH!!! This is fantastic!!! I love it! So glad you played in our cuttlebug challenge this week!

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  27. Oooh really lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
    xx

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  28. Thanks for the tutorial. I adore you altered notebook. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops Best Challenge hugs Pascale

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  29. Oh dear this is really FUNTASTIC project oh wooow....GREAT PROJECT...Thanks for joining in with us on Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week, hugs, Monika

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  30. Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week!

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  31. Very, very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC!

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  32. So cute!! Thanks so much for playing along with our texture challenge this week at DDSB!

    -Jo:)
    http://joboogie.typepad.com

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  33. Fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
    Hugs
    Amber

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Comments really let me know that I'm not just talking to myself here...Thank you!

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