Hiya Home Delicious readers! I’m Jen from Jen’s Brain Things.
I was so pleased to be asked by my friend Whitney to be a guest blogger.
I’ve been a crafter all of my life. I enjoy creating things for my home, my friends and family. In fact my hubby’s first question when he sees me working on a project is, “Who are you giving that to?” because in his words, I never keep any of the things I make.
Lately I’ve been altering a lot of composition notebooks to give to the young women at church for their birthday presents. I try to specialize it to each girl’s favorite colors and other likes. The book I’m showing today is for a young lady that likes purple and zebra print. J
First I start by gathering all of my supplies.
Aren't those great? Jen has so many crafty ideas, you have got to stop by her blog and check them out! And thanks Jen for coming over today!
I attach the paper to the front and back paper using rubber cement and let it dry thoroughly.
Then using a craft knife I trim around the edges. I go back with a good craft glue and catch any loose edges where the cement didn’t adhere the paper to the book cover.
Then I decorate up the cover using stamps, inks, die cuts, ribbons…..
… punches, embossing folders, glaze… whatever I have that fits the theme I’m working on.
These books are readily available at most any mass merchandise store, drug store or office supply. And they can be altered into a nicely personalized gift for any occasion. It’s also fun to add a bit of ribbon and fluff to personalize what would normally be considered an ordinary pen to go with the gift.
Hope I was able to inspire you to try something new.
Have a great day!