Monday, 10 May 2010

Covering a notepad using the Spiral Punch

How cute is this? It’s a cheap notepad from Wilko which I’ve covered with the help of the spiral punch. Surprisingly easy, once you’ve worked out how to do it!

How to do it?

Cut a piece of paper or cardstock the same size as the notebook cover. Offer it up to the spiral binding and mark the centre wire with a pencil.

Using scissors, cut a small slit at this point. On your spiral punch there’s a little metal noggin to help guide your punching – push this into the slit and punch.  Using the guide, move the punch along and punch again, continuing until you get to the end (watch out if the wire binding on your notepad doesn’t go all the way to the end or you’ll end up with an unnecessary punched hole).

Turn your cardstock over and repeat up to the other edge. Thanks to Amanda for solving this little punching conundrum for me!

The punch does, of course, fit the Stampin’ Up!® On Board journal but if you want something smaller, check out stationery shops, Wilko etc. In my purse I keep a scrap of cardstock punched with the Spiral Punch so that I can offer this up to any notepad when I’m out and see if it will fit. 

Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Sweet Pea Paper Stack
Accessories: Boho Blossoms punch, Two-Step Bird punch, Spiral punch, Rich Regals brads, Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - Rose Red, Stampin’ Write Journaller

All products by Stampin' Up! ®

1 comment:

  1. Hee hee Great project Helen.......I love your "offering it ups" and "noggins"
    Great tut language!!
    Debbie x


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