20 February 2012

Paper Projects

Happy Monday everyone! This week, it's all about paper and the different ways to make it prettier. 

Today's blah is this binder taken home 
from a seminar. 

There's a footnote at the back panel 
requesting for responsible recycling. 
It would be my pleasure! 

The inside pages include specially printed
dividers, meeting agendas & notes. 

I got myself some printed card 
stock, traditionally used for
making scrapbooks. 

I decorated the cover, spine & back 
with black & white polka dot paper
cut to size. 

I covered the dividers with 3 different 
patterns. A glue stick kept the paper 
in place and I cut around the tabs
with a pair of scissors. 

 This is what the new dividers look like.
TADA!

and eventually label the tabs. 

I haven't determined what to use this binder for. If I were a magazine editor, I'd take it with me to the shows at Fashion Week to store invitations and take notes. If I were planning a party, I'd fill it with details like floor & seating plans, menus and photo pegs for table settings and gift bags. If I were an artist, it would be filled with poetry, sketches and ideas for an exhibit or collaboration. I just love the many possibilities! 

7 comments:

  1. This is a great idea!! I have a binder with tabs from a class I took for work and was wondering what the heck to do with it.

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  2. Happy Monday Diane! Thanks for stopping by...maybe you can blog about your "brand new" binder after the make-over. Enjoy your week :)

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  3. I love to "refashion" binders! Great way to recycle & have something "new!"

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  4. Thank you Suzie and Stuffellaneous! :)

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  5. This is lovely! This is exactly what I need for my all-kinds-of-scrap-keeping binder! Lovely ornaments.

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  6. I really enjoyed making this binder Jurgita! Happy you like it too. Thanks! :)

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