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Tutorial: A rainy day make

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Looking for something to make with your children or grandchildren for a rainy day? Why not have some fun covering a notebook that they can then use to write or draw in! Suzi has two fabulous designs for you in her tutorial here! Have lots of crafty fun inside on a wet and rainy day!


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Step 1:  Measure the notebook you are recovering, front, spine and back. using appropriate card stock score at the relevant measurements.  TIP: add 1/8" to the first scoreline to allow for the fold over the spine
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Step 2:  Cut a piece of card stock 3" wide by 2" score at 1/4" adding glue or tape and adhere to spine and inside back cover. Once folded and dry cut off excess.

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Step 3:  Measure 1" from bottom of book and 3/4" from the side and cut a slit to accommodate the elastic lace closure.

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Secure it on the inside of the back cover using either glue/tape or hot glue gun.  Cut a piece of card 7" x 3" to  cover the inside workings of the closure.

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Step 4 :  Once the glue is dry add your papers and decorate.

Loved this project and tutorial? Here's what you need to recreate it all!

Crafter's Companion supplies:

A4 Centura Pearl Snow White CardCentura Pearl Pastel CardCoredinations Essentials Neutrals PaperSara Davies Just for Men paper pad





floral delight paper pad from Sara Davies Signature CollectionDelicate Petals Embossing FolderFlutter Away metal butterfly dieCogs and Gears dies from the Just for Men collection





Floral Duo Metal Die from Sara DaviesCollall Tacky GlueSpectrum Noir Pen DarksSpectrum Noir Cool Greys Pen Set












Other Supplies: Elasticated Lace, Gold elastic, Pearls, Guilding wax

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