Friday, September 21, 2012

Note worthy

I got inspired this week by an upcoming activity I'm planning for the young women I work with at church.  My friend that I work with as a youth leader and I decided we wanted to have a craft night for the girls, but we weren't sure what craft we would do.  Then it came to me!  With our church's general conference coming up, a simple composition notebook turned into a personalized journal would be inexpensive and inspirational!  I couldn't help but make a sample of the craft especially so I would one for myself! 

I started with a plain composition notebook (only 50 cents)

 I then traced & cut paper that I wanted as my new cover.  This is wrapping paper that I had (and love!), but any scrapbooking paper or contact paper could also be used. 

 Then I added a little adhesive to hold the new paper cover

To personalize it I added an initial cutout 

I then added a some inspirational thoughts/values seemed like it needed a cute ribbon closer, so I hot glued on this fun polka dot ribbon I had (yikes my glue gun looks grungy) 

The final product!  I can't wait to make this with the girls at church!

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