Cute note books have been popping up all over and I just had to make some as party favors for Annika’s Art Party. Here is how we made our Paint chip notebooks. It was so simple. You will need 2 large paint chips (for the front and back covers), paper cut to the size of the paint chip, padding paste and clamps (which we could not find so a bucket of Sheetrock mud works too!).
Stack all the notebooks on top of each other. The cover of one notebook will be touching the back of the next. Make sure that all the edges are straight, you will want a cute little stack.
Sandwich the little notebooks with a piece of wood. It should line up with the front edge of the notebooks. Normally you would clamp them all together, but our clamps were no where to be found so we grabbed the next best thing.
Apply a thick layer of padding paste with a brush, only one layer is needed. Make sure that you get full coverage. Be careful not to get the padding paste on the side of your notebooks. The padding past should dry quickly, ours was ready in about 10 minuets.
Once the padding paste is dry, slip a sharp knife between front and back covers. Gently cutting each book apart.
The notebooks should separate from the stack easily.
They turned out so cute. Each notebook favor was tied with a cute ribbon and a glitter pencil and a few gel pens. This simple technique can be translated into so many different styles of notebooks. I can’t wait to make more sets of cute little books.