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I love paper. I love pretty paper. I love paper calendars. And I really love journals and notebooks. Some people go crazy for purses and shoes, I go crazy for paper products (totally cool and normal, I know). Today I am sharing, How to customize your notebook cover!
What supplies will I need for a custom notebook?
Steps to make a custom DIY notebook.
I picked out papers for both the front and back notebook cover. And also a third scrapbook paper for the interior of the notebook.
The back of the notebook had an elastic band attached. I very gingerly pulled one edge of this band out of the notebook. Then, I measured exactly where the cutouts needed to be located in the scrapbook paper and then fed the elastic band through them.
Using a heavy duty stapler, I then stapled the end of the elastic back down, applied Mod Podge and secured that back cover.
Here is how the back turned out. Clean and simple.
The final product was so much better than anything I could have bought at a store!
Since I will be using this notebook at an upcoming conference (Alt Summit), I wanted a place to have extra business cards to pass out at a moment’s notice. Here are my cards.
Oh yes, I also added the green polka dot paper inside both the front and back covers to hide the exterior paper wrapping around.
Who said staying organized can’t be functional and pretty?!