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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Guest Post - Monika from I Love It All

I am very pleased to have Monika from I Love It All over today with here Address Book Tutorial.  Isn't it the cutest address book ever?!?!?!? ~ Kimberlee
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Hi friends! I'm Monika Wright and I'm thrilled to be here to share a tutorial with The Spunky Diva today. One of my most favorite things is crafting. Crafting home decor, gifts, mini albums as well as lots scrapbook layouts fill my days. I host a blog called I Love It All; to share my love of all things crafty with blog readers and an Etsy shop by the same name, i love it all, to share my love of crafty things with people who support the 'buy handmade' frame of mind.
 
I had to chuckle to myself when I first found The Spunky Diva blog, as Spunky is the nickname of our youngest daughter. And, she is FULL.OF.LIFE. I suspect when her teen years arrive, she might be a Diva, too!

I hope you enjoy this tutorial, it has so many possibilities..as teacher gifts, stocking stuffers, as well as friends and family gifts. If you have any questions at all about this address book tutorial, I have an "e-mail me" button on the sidebar in my blog if you need to contact me. Have fun crafting!
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This DIY address book was a project that I featured during my guest blogging week at SEI Lifestyles last week. I offered to post the free address book pages download on my blog this week if there was any interest from the post...and there was! I'm so happy to share these with you today.

Okay, now that you've downloaded your address book pages, you'll need to decide what size your address book will be. I decided upon a 6"x6" size, since I was using the SEI paper pads. When I designed the pages, I left plenty of room to use binder rings, ball chain, ribbon, Bind-it-All o-wires or even a stapler to bind it all together.

Assuming you've decided your album will be 6"x6" also, your first cut will be at 5.75" if you're printing on an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper. Then rotate the page so that your next cut {between the two page templates} will be at 5.50". 



I didn't use alphabetical tabs in my address book, but I think that would be a great idea. They would be so cute peeking out of the top of the book!



To create my address book, I used one of my favorite tools ever...the the Bind-it-All by Zutter. For the ribbon bow you see, I tied a knot around the rhinestone brad before inserting it through my pierced hole.



And you're finished. So easy, so cute and so useful. How often does that happen all in one sentence?

If you'd like to know how to use those long strips of paper we had from our first cut, click here to see another DIY idea!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for featuring my address book tutorial! I actually use mine for contacts of new bloggy friends!

    Monika
    iloveitallwithmonikawright.blogspot.com

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