Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Work It Wednesday - Address book

Work It Wednesday - Address Book

As you all know I love to use my supply stash for more than just layouts. So today I wanted to share an idea with you on how you can make your own address book. Now, some would argue that address books are out of date, I however, disagree. Yes I have phone numbers stored in my cell phone and I have address info on my computer but it's just not the same.

So, if you are like me and still like having an address book in hand here's what you need to make this:

2 - 7in x 10in chipboard pieces
14 to 16 white or natural cardstock
pattern paper you love
2 binder rings
1 full sheet of giant alpha stickers (I used a full sheet but you could use up various leftovers from a bunch of different sticker sheets you have on hand - that's a good way to use up what you have)

1- Cover your two chipboard pieces with your pattern paper. I used mod podge to adhere mine in place but you could use a glue stick or sticky tabs and just wrap your paper around the edges.

2- Open the pdf (see note below) I've designed for you and print it out. The pdf is two pages, the first is the page that will hold the alphabet letters with an empty space in the upper left corner. The second page is similar only it is filled all the way up and there is no empty space. I printed them double sided with one on each side.

*I used a hosting site called mediafire to hold the pdf so that the download would be easier and safer. However, please note it is for hosting purposes only and I'm not personally supporting nor is the store linked to any of their advertisers. Again, I'm only linking you to them as a way for you to access pdf I have created.

3- trim printed pages down to measure 7in x 9.5in.

4- add alphabet stickers to upper left corner of the pages and add tabs to the end of the pages.

5- Punch two holes in all the pages and in the cover and assemble book using binder rings.

There you have it, that's the basics. You could add anything else you want to it.



Debbie said...

I love that Amy. I just recently purchased a Bind It All and that was one of the projects I was planning on making. Thank you for the pdf file as it will come in handy! Glad you are up and feeling better! See you soon.

Mona said...

Another fantastic project that looks like it would be fun too and, with the PDF file, it seems it would be relatively easy to make some personalized address books as gifts for friends.