October 30, 2013

Inspirational Notebook

Hello!!  This is Amy here today sharing an altered notebook that would be a wonderful gift for someone in your life or something that you may want to keep to write your own thoughts down in.

 I found a fat little notebook at a discount store.  I don't like the thin flimsy covers that they had on it, so I cut my own out of chipboard that measure the same sizes as the ones that I took off (this one measures 5 1/2 x 4 inches).  To remove the covers, I carefully unwound the coil on the side and then remove it.

I use a pen and the cover I just removed as a guide for where I need to punch the new holes on the notebook.  I decorate the front of the notebook cover before I punched the holes (from the ones I traced on the back of the newly decorated cover) with a Crop-A-Dile. 

I put the notebook back together and then re-coil the spiral binding.  I added some embellishments on the front like the small chalkboard panel that I created with the Chalkboard Faith stamp set and some ribbon, pins and a wooden button.

 Here is a look at the wonderful Chalkboard Faith stamp set:
I hope you have a blessed day!!

Hugs,
Amy

7 comments:

frommycraftroom said...

What a lovely journal cover. Thanks.

Gabby said...

Very nice! Great cover design. :)

kathy said...

This is an awesome journal cover!

Vivienne Holden said...

I would buy that notebook Amy. You made it special! xxx

sharon g said...

What a wonderful gift that will make. I love to make these sorts of things for my Bible study friends...

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