How to Cover a Set of Notebooks

You'll learn how to create a beautiful set of covered notebooks using Graphic 45's Off to The Races Collection.

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How to Cover a Set of Notebooks
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We'll start by covering the small notebook.

We'll start by covering the small notebook.

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From the Run For Roses paper, cut a 4 1/8" x 5 5/8".

From the Run For Roses paper, cut a 4 1/8" x 5 5/8".

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From the Elegance Running paper, cut a piece 3 5/8" x 5 1/4". You'll also need to cut a dark green piece of cardstock that's found in the patterns & solids, it will need to be cut to 3 7/8" x  5 1/2"

From the Elegance Running paper, cut a piece 3 5/8" x 5 1/4". You'll also need to cut a dark green piece of cardstock that's found in the patterns & solids, it will need to be cut to 3 7/8" x 5 1/2"

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Grab one medium doily from your collection.

Grab one medium doily from your collection.

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From the ephemera collection, pick out this lady. Trim around her so that you have her and the red border left around her.

From the ephemera collection, pick out this lady. Trim around her so that you have her and the red border left around her.

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From the Tags and Pockets, punch out the arrow with the rose on it.

From the Tags and Pockets, punch out the arrow with the rose on it.

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From the Run for the Roses paper, cut a rose with leaves as well as two other red roses.

From the Run for the Roses paper, cut a rose with leaves as well as two other red roses.

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From the Run of the Roses paper cut out the white and red roses joined together. The single rose with two leaves and the rose attached to the horseshoe.

From the Run of the Roses paper cut out the white and red roses joined together. The single rose with two leaves and the rose attached to the horseshoe.

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From the Equestrian Style paper, cut the blue diamond border out. Cut the border to 4 1/8". From the same piece of paper, cut the Off to the Races border out. Cut the border to 4 1/8".

From the Equestrian Style paper, cut the blue diamond border out. Cut the border to 4 1/8". From the same piece of paper, cut the Off to the Races border out. Cut the border to 4 1/8".

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From the Kentucky Derby paper, cut out four stamps.

From the Kentucky Derby paper, cut out four stamps.

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Take one key out of the ornate metal key package.

Take one key out of the ornate metal key package.

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Edge distress and ink the edges of the patterned paper, stamps, lady image, borders and arrow using a blending tool and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Edge distress and ink the edges of the patterned paper, stamps, lady image, borders and arrow using a blending tool and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

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Ink the edges of the roses and the rose attached to the horseshoe using a blending tool and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Ink the edges of the roses and the rose attached to the horseshoe using a blending tool and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

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Adhere the rose paper to the front of the notebook. Adhere the dark green paper to the rose paper. Adhere the red damask paper to the dark green paper.

Adhere the rose paper to the front of the notebook. Adhere the dark green paper to the rose paper. Adhere the red damask paper to the dark green paper.

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Adhere the doily in the middle of the red damask paper. Foam square the lady to the middle of the doily.

Adhere the doily in the middle of the red damask paper. Foam square the lady to the middle of the doily.

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Adhere the Off to the Races border 1/4" from the bottom of the lady. Adhere the blue diamond border slightly over the bottom of the Off to the Races border.

Adhere the Off to the Races border 1/4" from the bottom of the lady. Adhere the blue diamond border slightly over the bottom of the Off to the Races border.

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Adhere 3 stamps in the top right corner underneath the lady. Roll the corner down or up  on each stamp. Adhere 1 stamp in the bottom right corner overtop of the lady. Roll the top corner down.

Adhere 3 stamps in the top right corner underneath the lady. Roll the corner down or up on each stamp. Adhere 1 stamp in the bottom right corner overtop of the lady. Roll the top corner down.

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Foam square the rose with the horseshoe, the rose with two leaves and one single rose in the top right hand corner as desired.

Foam square the rose with the horseshoe, the rose with two leaves and one single rose in the top right hand corner as desired.

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Adhere the arrow 3/4" from the left of the rose paper. Foam square the rest of the roses in the bottom left hand corner as desired. Once the roses are adhered, add the ornate key underneath the arrow.

Adhere the arrow 3/4" from the left of the rose paper. Foam square the rest of the roses in the bottom left hand corner as desired. Once the roses are adhered, add the ornate key underneath the arrow.

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To finish the notebook, add the NOTES word to the arrow in the bottom left hand corner. Your first covered notebook is complete.

To finish the notebook, add the NOTES word to the arrow in the bottom left hand corner. Your first covered notebook is complete.

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Next we'll cover the large notebook.

Next we'll cover the large notebook.

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Take two rose journaling cards from the Ephemera package.

Take two rose journaling cards from the Ephemera package.

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From the Elegance Running paper, cut a 6" x 8 3/8" piece. Round the corners on the top right and bottom right corners.

From the Elegance Running paper, cut a 6" x 8 3/8" piece. Round the corners on the top right and bottom right corners.

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Choose and fussy cut a lady from the My Fair Lady paper.

Choose and fussy cut a lady from the My Fair Lady paper.

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From the Chipboard 1 package, take out the large frame with round insert. Make sure both pieces stay together.

From the Chipboard 1 package, take out the large frame with round insert. Make sure both pieces stay together.

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Take two keys out of the ornate metal key package.

Take two keys out of the ornate metal key package.

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From the Run for Roses paper, fussy cut 2 small white roses, 2 small red roses, 2 set of three roses with leaves, 1 single rose with leaves, 2 roses with horseshoes, 3 white roses and 2 single roses.

From the Run for Roses paper, fussy cut 2 small white roses, 2 small red roses, 2 set of three roses with leaves, 1 single rose with leaves, 2 roses with horseshoes, 3 white roses and 2 single roses.

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From the Kentucky Derby paper, cut out five stamps.

From the Kentucky Derby paper, cut out five stamps.

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From the Equestrian Style paper, cut the blue diamond border out. Cut the border to 6". From the same piece of paper, cut the Rose border out. Cut the border to 6".

From the Equestrian Style paper, cut the blue diamond border out. Cut the border to 6". From the same piece of paper, cut the Rose border out. Cut the border to 6".

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Edge distress and ink the edges of the patterned paper, stamps, journal cards and borders using a blending tool and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Edge distress and ink the edges of the patterned paper, stamps, journal cards and borders using a blending tool and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

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Ink the edges of the roses, the roses attached to the horseshoes, image of the lady and chipboard piece using a blending tool and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Ink the edges of the roses, the roses attached to the horseshoes, image of the lady and chipboard piece using a blending tool and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

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Adhere blue/rose paper to the front of the notebook. Adhere the 1 rose card 1" from the left and 1 3/4" from the top of the notebook. Adhere a 2 rose card 1 1/4" from the top and 5/8" from the right.

Adhere blue/rose paper to the front of the notebook. Adhere the 1 rose card 1" from the left and 1 3/4" from the top of the notebook. Adhere a 2 rose card 1 1/4" from the top and 5/8" from the right.

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Adhere the lady in the top right corner overtop of the two journaling cards. Adhere the rose border 1 3/4" from the bottom. Adhere the blue diamond border slightly overtop of the rose border.

Adhere the lady in the top right corner overtop of the two journaling cards. Adhere the rose border 1 3/4" from the bottom. Adhere the blue diamond border slightly overtop of the rose border.

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Adhere the chipboard piece in the middle of the journaling cards.

Adhere the chipboard piece in the middle of the journaling cards.

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Adhere two postage stamps underneath the chipboard piece in the top right corner. Adhere the small horseshoe with rose beside the lady. Roll one of the corners either up or down on the stamps.

Adhere two postage stamps underneath the chipboard piece in the top right corner. Adhere the small horseshoe with rose beside the lady. Roll one of the corners either up or down on the stamps.

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Foam square the rose with leaf, a set of three roses, two white roses and a medium red rose in the top right hand corner as desired, filling in the holes between the lady, stamps and chipboard piece.

Foam square the rose with leaf, a set of three roses, two white roses and a medium red rose in the top right hand corner as desired, filling in the holes between the lady, stamps and chipboard piece.

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Foam square the large rose with horseshoe, set of three roses, one small white rose and two small red roses as desired in the bottom left hand corner filling in the holes between the stamps.

Foam square the large rose with horseshoe, set of three roses, one small white rose and two small red roses as desired in the bottom left hand corner filling in the holes between the stamps.

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Adhere an ornate key in the top left hand corner in amongst the roses. Adhere the second ornate key in the bottom right hand corner in amongst the roses.

Adhere an ornate key in the top left hand corner in amongst the roses. Adhere the second ornate key in the bottom right hand corner in amongst the roses.

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To finish the notebook, add the NOTES word to the chipboard piece in the middle of your notebook. Your second covered notebook is complete.

To finish the notebook, add the NOTES word to the chipboard piece in the middle of your notebook. Your second covered notebook is complete.

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