Monday, August 9, 2010

Blog-Hop Day Two "Monster Booklets"


Yesterday on our blog-hop, I made a bookmark reading log. Today I am making matching monster booklets. These are simply made by covering notebooks in matching paper and adding the same monster to the front of the cover. I made two different cover designs: the first booklet style and the second flap style.


I bought a five pack of these cute little blue notebooks at my local Dollar Tree.
 The booklets measured 3 1/2" x 5".

The booklet style cover was cut at 7 1/4" x 5"
The flap style was cut at 3 1/2" x 10 3/8"
Each had an 1/8" spine (which I scored before folding).



I then added the ribbon on the spine.
The booklet style ribbon measured 13"
The flap style ribbon measured 10"


My son's picked out the Mini Monsters cartridge yesterday for the bookmarks, so we used the same cartridge today for the matching booklets.
Today we cut all cuts and layers at 3".
We then mounted the shadowed cuts up on pop-dots
(we used Therm-o-Web 3D Foam squares).


Here is a picture of our complete booklets, two in booklet style, two in flap style.


Here are all our matching booklets and the reading log bookmarks from yesterday.
Here is a link back to that project if you'd like to take a look. It even includes a PDF file for you to print out your own reading log to make the bookmarks.




























































Thanks for hopping along this blog hop. To win some blog candy from CardsbyCG, please become a follower and leave a comment at the end of this posting. I look forward to hearing what you think of this project!  The blog candy drawing will be held on Monday, August 16th, 2010.



Here is the blog-hop line-up!
The link (with the school house picture) on the left will take you to the beginning of the line-up.


Georgiana at Carson's Cricut Creations
Dorcas at 4 Crafty Angels
Cheryl at Cards by CG (That’s me)
Jen at Purplescrapbooker
Carri at abusybee






53 comments:

Yvette said...

Oh, how cute! The dollar tree is awesome. I bought some stuff yesterday for my classroom. I almost bought the mini monsters cart. It is too cute!

JD said...

How fun! What a great idea to make a little notebook to go along with your bookmarks! I may have to make a set of these for my niece to track the books she's reading.

Great project!
~ JD ~

- - Sheryl - - said...

adorable! love how you made them to match the bookmark

Carrie said...

Love your booklets and bookmarks from yesterday! What great ideas! Thank you for sharing!

Coachfans said...

Coordinating reading logs and booklets are perfect. I do that in my class too and then the students ask..." Mrs. Carson, Do you like moose?" Everything in my classroom is all theme related...to moose!

Georgiana : )

Carolyn Ruiz said...

I am going to visit my local dollar tree and get some of those notepads. I think this is a fabulous idea! Also, it is good for stocking stuffers (you can change the picture to match any theme).
TFS this idea because I am always looking for fun little gift ideas.

Heather said...

These are so cute. I love that they match the bookmarks!

beejay said...

I love the continued theme... so clever! TFS

Brenda said...

Yeah, love how you continue this theme to make a cute set. Very nice.

emspel said...

I love the continued theme - the mini monsters are so cute! TFS!

quilt4fun2 said...

Boys and their monsters and cars :) Great idea.
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The Creative Mind of Melia said...

Oh, the booklets are just as adorable as the book marks...
I gotta get me that Mini Monsters Cartridge

melia
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scrappinmomma said...

very cute idea.

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~Heidi said...

These are super cute. I love how you involve your boys. I'm always looking for projects they can help me with.

Cathy said...

Great altered idea for inexpensive notebooks.
Cathy S.
seashore@telus.net

justhe4ofus said...

Adorable! I will have to borrow this idea as well! Thanks for sharing!

Stacey M

justhe4ofus@verizon.net

Lori said...

I love the little booklet - what a wonderful idea

DORCAS said...

Your so creative! I love this idea. I will definitely do. This you can do for so many different themes. AWESOME!

4kids4 said...

Another great idea...perfect for a little gift!! TFS!

Celeste B. said...

Super cute!!! I love that they match; I really think I 'need' the Mini Monsters cart!!! :) TFS

Connie Gail said...

You really put the 'fun' into learning with these paper crafts. I like the fact that your projects are so useful! Thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to returning tmr....:O)

Cristi said...

These notebooks are so adorable. I love how they match the book marks!!
Hugs

Got2BCrafting said...

Super cute! Love how it all coordinates!
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
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Lainey said...

What a great idea!! Love those lil' monsters.

Jean said...

Another adorable project with the monsters! They are too cute and how simple to make these notebooks to match the bookmarks. Love it!

Nicole said...

These are great! I'm always looking for ideas for my two boys. I have to go check out the bookmarks from yesterday. And I joined as a follower.

*Star said...

I love that they match! Watching you create such cute things with this cartridge makes me want it even more. :)TFS and have a great day.

mom2tayandbay said...

What a great little set of books. They would also make great party favors.

Theresa99 said...

Man...I am so loving the theme going on here at your blog. Can't wait to see what you come up with tomorrow.
I'm thinking a back pack tag would be good....hmm...:)
Great job.

Theresa99 :)

Deanna said...

Another project to try! Yes!! This would be great for my students!

Kath said...

Love your craftiness - thanks for the great ideas.

Kerry said...

These are so adorable. I can't wait to see what's next.
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Karelj said...

How adorable! And so enablong, since I don't have this cart...but, it looks like I will soon! The notebooks are so special!

cowbelleru said...

Very cute monsters. Any kid would love the one.

Janice said...

Really like the notebooks. Of course I will have to have frogs in my classroom but you've given me a great idea. Thanks.

Patti B said...

Another cute idea. I'm sure your son is enjoying assisting you

VeronicaA said...

The matching sets are so cool. Your boys will be starting school in style. I know they will be the envy of their classrooms.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

Marionment said...

What a neat way of getting students to read. Thanks for sharing.

Hope said...

How cute are these!! I have the same note pads...thank you very much for the wonderfully creative ideas!!

Carol said...

Such cute ideas you have. My boys would love those. Thanks for sharing.

AJoy said...

Very cute! I really wish I had this cartridge!

April
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http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Linda S said...

I can see some cool creative writing going on! Thanks!

Indira said...

Super cute project.

Monica said...

I love how you matching journals!!!
Very nice.
Great job. Thanks for the inspiration.
Monica

Carol said...

Super cute! The monsters are adorable!

Mrs. D. Rivers said...

monsters are absolutely perfect. thanks for sharing.

Belinda said...

Love the fact that these match the previous day's project! Very creative!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

I love little monster projects. Kids love this stuff :)

Scrappin' Sista said...

These are really neat too. My kids and I are making some this morning. TFS

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

You have the cutest project and they can be interchanged with any holiday or event...

The Scrapbooking Queen

www.thescrapbookingqueen.com

Liz said...

What a great idea! I love the monsters - I just bought this cart and haven't used it yet!

Shana said...

those are just to cute. wanting to get this cart.

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Ashley A. said...

Ohhh too cute!! I really need this cart :)

thanks for sharing!

Ashley

uberartist at hotmail.com