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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dollar Tree Mini Notebooks Altered

I bought a 6 pack of these mini notebooks from Dollar Tree...
for some reason, I can't seem to stop altering things.

(No matter what I do, I can't seem to get this picture to be downloaded showing up.)

Let me show you what four of them look like now...



The chipboard embellishments came from a local dollar store...


I added ribbon that I got from Hobby Lobby...


It was so easy to make and how fun to have one in my purse to pull out when shopping.


I added a flower that I had made from left over scrapbook paper.


I added some distrezz ink to this one to make it look more vintagy.


Each notebook used less than one piece of scrapbook paper.


Another picture that wouldn't download correctly...
I used scrapbook paper to make it look like it's taped up, it turned out really cute.


If I can make these, you definitely can make them too!


The hardest part of making these, was determining what scrapbook paper to use.


Go visit your local dollar stores and pick up a few scrapbook things.


Wouldn't this be a great gift to receive?

I'm linking to these parties....

41 comments:

Suzann said...

What sweet notebooks you have made they are lovely!!
Suzann

Patti said...

These are so great! My daughter would want (and use) them all!! What a wonderful idea!!! =)

The Cranky Queen said...

I love the little notebooks. I am a scrapbooker also (when I have the time) and you make it look oh so easy. thanx for sharing. Tiff
Visit my blog at thecrankyqueen.blogspot.com

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

Love these, you did a great job! Thanks for sharing. :)

Shore Girl said...

These are beautiful little notebooks! I love altering things like this --- thanks for some pretty inspiration!

Diann said...

Those are absolutely adorable!!

Rebekah★All Thingz Related★ said...

Those mini notebooks turned out beautiful! Amazing what a little paper can do!
Thanks for joining me at Anything Related!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did a great job on them - very pretty! I ran across some recently I bought a while back to decorate, but never did.
Enjoy your evening.

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

I love these! They turned out great! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

I'm also a new follower :)

www.youngnester.blogspot.com

Mel said...

oooo, they are so pretty! I think I might even feel prettier if I had one in my purse.

Tell us how you put the paper on, please? I'd love to know.

Sandy said...

Oh my.... your little books are the sweetest. A few months back I was altering everything in sight too...I did the dollar store books too AND, gave them as little hello gifts! We think alike. I've just become a follower of you and hope that you will come visit me and become a follower. Your newest friend....xoso Sandy O

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

These are super cute! I love all of them, but especially the silhouette one. Beautiful!

dizzytina said...

These are so cute. I made some for christmas presents last year over on my blog. I have just started experimenting with fabric covers as well which look quite sweet tina x x http://scratchycatcrafter.blogspot.com

Val said...

How creative!!! I love this idea.

Donnie said...

They really came out great. Love the little pink one too.

Tammy said...

I love the one with the little girl silhouette. how did you make that? so cute. thanks for linking to my party.

Tiff said...

How cute!!! Now I'm going to have to make a trip to the dollar store. I'm having the same issue with my pictures too. Not sure if there is a fix for that. But it is frustrating!

breakmydreams said...

Wow...those are too cute *smiles* I would love to get something like that as a gift *smiles*

very merry vintage style said...

These are adorable. I love that they are so inexpensive to make and that they can use my paper scraps. Seem like they would be really cute little favors or office gifts! Thanks for linking up to my Wednesday party! I'll add your Sunday party button to my blog party directory list so I am sure to come link up with you--
Mary

One Life Many Journeys said...

So sweet. I received a similar book from a client a couple of years ago and she included a pocket on the inside cover for your debit card. I loved that lil' book. Great for gifts.

KeepinUpWKaren said...

So cute!!! I have a few of these in my basement, I am now inspired to work on them this weekend.

Thx,
~K

Dawn said...

so cute! those would be great to have on hand for gifts or would be great for party favors.

Heavenly Savings said...

Super Cute! I love this idea! I’m a new follower Happy Friday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com

Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

Those are so cute! You did a wonderful job. These are going on my to-do list! I'd love for you to come share it at this weekend's party! Hope to see you there!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Those are so cute! Yes, those would make great gifts! I love notebooks...I could never have too many. It's my addiction!

chateaudelille said...

So cute. i love little notebooks. Wish I could find some plain ones to cover. Fiona

Melissa said...

Wow, these are great! You are so creative!!! I am your newest follower from the Friday blog hops. I love your blog! You can find me at:

http://thechroniclesofarookiemom.blogspot.com/

Have a great day! :-)

Melissa

Amber Branconier said...

This is such a fabulous idea!

Shabby Soul said...

Very cute! I love how you did the distressing on the vintage one!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Terry, you must be the queen of embellishments! :) I LOVE these and the beautiful, Springy papers you chose. :) Just lovely!

Thanks for linking this to my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :)

Amanda said...

What a cute idea. Found you on the hop- new follower.
http://tooblessed-tobestressed.blogspot.com/

Deanna said...

Very, very cute! I've been wanting to try this. Thanks for sharing!
www.shadytreediary.blogspot.com

WobiSobi said...

These are so cute, Love the idea.. I also love your animal family Groucho's mustache is so adorable.

Megan said...

these are just adorable. what a great upcycle. I'm going to have to look for little notebooks at teh dollar store now!

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Very sweet, my daughter would adore these. Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

Flair Girl said...

Those turnedoutGREAT!

Prairie Patch said...

They are so cute! I'm starting to get into scrapbooking, and I'd like to try a project like this. Thanks for showing the many possibilities!

Tracy http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com

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Girl with the Curlz said...

These are just darling. I will have to try this myself. Thanks.

Scrappy Gifts said...

These are darling! Love all the detailed embellishments you put on each one. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays! Featuring this tomorrow.

Jen said...

These are beautiful! And you are right they would be perfect gifts! Thanks for linking up to Fantastic Friday. I hope that you will join us again this week!

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