DIY Projects: Note book tutorial

PROIECTE DIY: Cum sa faci singur o agenda de buzunar

They say is a complicated one this 2012 that has so many ups and downs and we need to keep up in order to benefit  the most. I say, bring it on I like a little challenge, then I thought to my self that every new year you need a few little things that make your life easier like a calender so you don’t forget that is a new year, or a note book so you can write all your ideas and so I started to work.

Am auzit ca acest an este unul complicat plin de urcusuri si coborasiuri si pentru aprofita de el la maxim trebuie sa facem in asa fel incat sa fim la inaltime. Eu ador provocarile asa ca abia astept sa vad ce va aduce. Pana una alta ma gandeam ca la inceput de an este nevoie de cate ceva care sa-ti faca viata mai usoara. Ma refer la un calendar care sa-ti aninteasca de noul an sau la o agenda in care sa-ti notezi gandurile, ideiile, planurile: asa ca m-am apucat de lucru.

The calendar is coming down even slower then I thought. I have one version finished but I am not pleased whit the result – the designs I used look good individually but don’t form a unitary picture so I need to work a little longer on this one project.

The note book it’s not finished ether but it looks all right for my first hard cover so I think I’ll show you some pictures and share whit you some secrets. In order to do your own note book you need: Binding cardboard if you don’t have some use material from a box of cereals or other box you have laying around ready to be cast away, some warping paper or any other pretty paper you have, xerox paper of any other cardstock you like and some glue. If you have self adhesive paper even better.

Calendarul nu a iesit asa cum speram. Desi am o vaoricum rianta finala nu ma multumeste deoarece nu are i imagine unitara chiar daca modele folosite sunt tare dragute, asa ca va trebui sa mai lucrez ceva la acest prim proiect.

Agenduta, desi neterminata, nu arata asa rau pentru prima incercare de acest gen asa ca va voi impartasi voua cateva din secretele realizarii ei. Veti avea nevoie de Carton de legatorie, daca nu aveti puteti folosi carton de la orice cutie o aveti prin casa, hartie de impachetat cadouri sau orice alta hartie/carton colorat, hartie xerox sau de ce tip preferati si lipici. Daca aveti autocolant cu atat mai bine.

1. CUT your cardboard to dimension – two pieces for the cover and one for the spine and prepare your pretty paper to be a little bigger then the opened covers 1-2 cm at most.

2. POSITION the cardboard covers and spine at the center of the pretty paper leaving a 2 or 3mm distance between the three elements.

3.After you MARKed the position for every cardboard it’s time to GLUE them in place. Your joined covers and spine must look like in the picture below.

1 TAIATI la dimensiune hartia si cartonul. 2 bucati egale de carton pentru coperti si o bucata de carton pentru cotor. hartia cu are veti impodobi cartonul sa fie cam cu 2-3 cm mai mare decat copertile desfacute.

2 POSITIONATI cartonul in centrul hartiei lasand cam 2-3 mm intre cele trei bucati.

3. Dupa ce ati MARCAT pozitia celor trei elemente in centru hartiei de impachetat LIPITI-LE. In acest stadiu ar trebui sa arate cam asa:

4. TRIM the corners and bring the paper from the edges to the hard cover and glue it place. Once you have done all 4 sides it’s time to attach the book pages that you have previously cut to dimension, fold and glue together. You attache it using glue also- it’s easier and it holds. The professional way to do these is by sewing the pages but it involves a lot of skill and patience that I don’t have :). Please don’t laugh to hard but sewing and stitching are my list favorite things to do that I’m kind of running away from. That is way I have these back up plan all worked up. The inside of the note book it’s going to look like this:

4. TAIATI colturile si INDOITI materialul ramas pe margine catre centru apoi atasati paginile agendei pe care in prealabil le-ati taiat la dimensiune, le-ati indoit si le-ati lipit impreuna. Varianta profesionista zice ca paginile se cos impreuna cu ata de legatorie insa cusutul este o activitate complet nesuferita pentru mine care presupune o dexteritate ce o posed din pacate si de accea am recurs la planul de rezerva :). Inainte de a atasa paginile agendei coperta interioara trebuie sa arate asa:

You can add some finishing touches like die cuts or handmade flowers on the cover, add some colored cardstock to the inside cover to complete the job and make your note book even more special.

Puteti adauga si cateva elemente decorative pentru un aspect mai placut si deasemenea puteti folosi o hatie colorata pentru a lipi coperta de prima pagina a agende, asata pentru a arata cu adevarat special.

I’ll be back whit my finished project in few days. Till then I hope you’ll have fun trying this recipe.

Ma voi intoarce pentru a va arata acest proiect finisat in vre-o cateva zile. Pana atunci sper sa va distrati incercand aceasta noua reteta.

See you/ Pe curand