Hi, and welcome to the bloghop courtesy of Rebekah :) I couldn't possibly say no for another chance to share a tutorial when she asked, so here you go :)
I’m gonna share a quick & easy tutorial using plain papers (notebook-papers is fine), a pretty transparency (I used Hambly here), ribbon and a sewing machine.
Just take a few sheets (I used 5) of plain A4 or lettersize papers, or a few sheets from your notebook, whatever.
Stack like three or five or even more - depending on how big you want your notebook to be - together.
Measure your transparency - remember to make room for the "back" (what's the technical term here, anyone? Spine? Hm. I think so.) by measuringt he transparency against the paperstack. Cut the measured transparency (you can also just save the cutting-part of the transparency until youre done sewing in your papers & sure where the edges will be sort of. Me? I just wing stuff :P)
Grab a ribbon & a pen (here: ribbon from Prima), measure. You want enough for a loop for your pen (which you'll just sew on the ribbon) and enough ribbon to be able to tie it around the book. I like the look when I can tie one end around the book before tying it sort of, so the back ribbon is longer than the front one.
Fabri-Tac glue! Or any other very strong glue - glue the pen-end to the spine.
Hold it there for a bit until it's really adhered.
Both front and back needs to be sewn on the transparency. Unless you wanna trust the adhesive only. I didn't wanna, but feel free to be brave & different :p
Found a kraft sticker & another of the new Hambly rub-ons (on a square of transparency) as added embellishments for the front. When I figure out who this will be for, I'll add his or her (prob a "her") name to this square w/small letter-stickers methinks.
The next person to visit on the bloghop is Shimelle, and I heard Rebekah has give-aways and stuff throughout the bloghop so feel free to check it out! :) Thanks Rebekah for wanting me to be a part of your celebration & congrats w/your birthday! :)
Luckily I did bring along the cordless trigger for the work-camera, and as all the attendees but one other is using Canon we're focusing on it, so no real need for me to use my Nikon. Still..would have been nice to be able to practise some on my own camera too..now it's just wasted weight in my backpack, grrr!