Hello, everyone!

Kymona here with part two of how to maximize your scrapbook patterned paper. If you missed part one, you can find it here.

In part one, we cut the patterned paper into smaller pieces to use on different projects. Today, we’re going to use the rest of that scrapbook paper and create smaller notebooks.

Once again, we are using Altenew’s two scrapbook kits: Reflection Scrapbook Collection and Our Family Scrapbook Collection.

Let’s take a look:

For these notebooks, we used the leftover 12″ x 5″ piece of cardstock from part one.

Here’s how to create these patterned paper notebooks:

  1. Lay the 12″ x 5″ piece of patterned paper flat on the table and measure 2.5″ from the right and make a small dot with a pencil.
  2. Adhere one of the leftover notepads from part one at that 2.5″┬ámark.
  3. Fold the left flap of the patterned paper over the pad, crease the edge so that the paper lays nice and flat against the pad.
  4. Repeat with the right side, creasing the edge.
  5. Cut a solid piece of matching cardstock to 8.5″ x 1.25″ to create the belly band.
  6. Place the notepad on top of the belly band and fold over the edges.
  7. Adhere them together for a nice fit.
  8. Die cut a shape out of the remaining small piece of patterned paper and adhere it to the front of the belly band.
  9. Slide the belly band on and off to make sure it’s not too tight.

It’s a nice, easy and great way to use the entire 12×12 sheet of patterned paper.

Let’s see them again:

So, what do you think? Will you create your own notebook? I would love to hear from you!

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