J and I have had this Erin Condren address book for forever. We got it when we were trying to keep track of addresses for our Christmas cards (and now our wedding invitations!). I love it, but to me, it is so hard to find what letter I want quickly - no tabs. (Insert hashtag firstworldproblems here!). And THEN Erin Condren has to go out and release a *new* address book with tabs.... *Sigh* Talk about a bummer! I adore this cover, but I can no longer find it amongst her new address book covers. So I am stuck between a rock and a hard place - buy a new address book and combine the two by uncoiling, utilizing the cover I like, and recoiling OR make due with what I have and find a way to make it more what I want. Either way, it's a DIY project (and you know that means another blog post!).
|PS - How cute is she?! Love EC products!|
|My well-loved Erin Condren address book, and her new tabs!|
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Once these were all trimmed and ready, I hauled out my packing tape (yes, you read that correctly - packing tape!). I told you this was "DIY!" I made sure to pull and cut a piece that would fit the tab inside of it (like this):
Repeat this process 13 times for these tabs, as they have 2 letters apiece. I love how mine turned out!
|I did apply washi tape to the edges of all the pages at a prior date!|
I am that much more excited to use it! I love how colorful the tabs are, which tie in perfectly with how colorful Erin Condren's products are! I hope you have as much fun as I did being crafty, handy, and making something your own!