Welcome to the hop! Today's blogger projects star Club Scrap's August Cinema collection.
Last year at our annual Retreat, I taught an altered composition notebook project. Ever since then, I've been enamored with the concept . . . how something so simple, so utilitarian, can be easily transformed into something special and fun. And with it being back-to-school time, these handy notebooks are readily available at a great deal.
My children spend many a Friday night with my parents. It's a tradition started long ago when they were babies. Mom said the key to a healthy marriage is "date night" and her gift was Friday night sleepovers. (Thanks, Mom and Dad!) Friday night at Gma and Gpa's usually involves watching the latest DVD releases or playing board games--or both!
I thought it would be fun for Hunter, Emma and Max to keep record of the movies they've seen, maybe even jot down notes or "reviews" of the movies. That's where this twist on the typical altered comp book comes in. Here's how it's done:
|Use a craft knife, cutting mat, ruler (and lots of elbow grease) to cut comp book in half.|
|Spread bookbinding glue onto front cover surface with foam brush; add paper.|
|Flip cover over and trim away excess paper with craft knife and cutting mat.|
|Spread bookbinding glue on inside cover. Add paper, leaving|
a 1/2-inch gutter between paper and spine. Trim away excess.
|Embellish as desired.|
I used the other half of the comp book to create a log for game nights, using papers and fibers
from our Big Deal collection, Cinema Lite Alphabeans stickers and scrabble tile stickers from my stash.
There you have it! Two fun-sized journals/logs for the price of one. Are you ready to see what our other bloggers have in store for us? Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper is up next. If you get lost along the way, there's a complete Hop list below. Enjoy!
Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper
Tricia at The Efficient Crafter
Hetty at Craft Chaos
Cathy at The Artful Gamut
Anne at Crzymom's Tidbits
Debby at Masculine Inspirations
Marya at A Notebook Novel
Annette at Digital Musings
Donna at The Crafty Colonel