Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bugaboo Tutorial

Each Wednesday, a Bugaboo design team member presents a tutorial for you.  Today, I am the chosen one!  We are going to create a fantastic little notebook!

Step 1--Go to your local office supply store, and buy a pack of 5 x 7 mini legal pads.  Have them cut them in half down the middle vertically.  (I go to Staples to have mine done).  I think they come 12 to a pack, so this gives you enough to make 24 of these mini notebooks!  I don't worry about the ruled line down half of the notebooks; it doesn't seem to cause a problem at all!

Step 2--Cut cardstock 8" X 5 1/4".  This will be the cover for the notebook.

Step 3--Score cardstock at 2 1/2".  Turn it around, and score again at 2 1/2".  This gives you a spine of 1/4" for your notebook.

Step 4--If you wish, you can cut another piece of cardstock 2 1/2 x 2", and place strong adhesive only around the sides and the bottom.  Glue this to the inside bottom left-hand side of the notebook cover.  You can use this section to hold receipts.

Step 5--Decorate the front as desired.  I glue ribbon down before I add my image.  Then I can tie the notebook shut, and can also attach a pen if desired. 

Step 6--I like to add a scalloped piece of cardstock to the top of the legal pad itself.  It just adds a little color to the inside of the notepad.  Isn't that image of Stella with her list just perfect for a little notebook with my Christmas shopping list in it!

Here it is opened up, even with a receipt tucked into the little pocket!

This ABAC will be entered into challenges at
The challenge is Sparkly and Bright
The challenge is Anything Goes.
The challenge isTie it Up with a Big Red Bow
The challenge is Christmas.
The challenge is to make a Christmas gift.
The challenge is Christmas.


  1. How stinkin' cute is this?! What an awesome idea Sandye!!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  2. What a great idea and the perfect image to go on there. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

  3. What a wonderful idea! I think I need to make one. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.

  4. Awesome idea Sandye! Love it! great job!

  5. You can't help but smile when you look at Stella..Yes it's perfect. Thank you soooo much for joining us at OSAAT.

  6. Great project and your Stella looks sassy! Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Critters this week and we hope you will join us again next week!

  7. What a great note book.. good for Nauty or Nice lists :)..Thanks for playing along with Totally Stampalicious .:)

  8. gorgeous notebook......thanks for the tutorial......thanks for joining OSAAT
    xxx Margreet

  9. This is so cool...just what every Christmas shopper needs!!! Fabulous!!! Thanks for playing along with Totally Stampalicious!!

  10. Hi what a fab notebook and practical to, thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
    Hugs Angie

  11. What a neat little notebook! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges this week!

  12. Sandye I love your not pad very cute!!

  13. Fantastic stocking stuffer idea! I'm going to get right on these!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next week!!

  14. Great notebook!
    Thanks for joining in with our Christmas challenge at OSAAT.

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  15. Fab Christmas gift Sandy.
    Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me.
    Trish (-:

  16. wow, this is awesome.. Thanks for the tutorial... loved it... thank you for joining us over at Totally Stampalicous - big red bow challenge...
    Hugs.. Pat