I love those cute little notebooks filled with journaling spots available from several companies nowadays. Most of them are spiral or wire bound so I got to thinking … “I could make my own”!
I cut some scrap cardstock in white, cream, and kraft colors to 3.5” x 3”. Then I stamped journaling stamps on them, some going off the pages, some in the middle so I could cut the whole image out if I wanted to, and other covering the entire page so I could tear the page out to get the “notebook paper” look. I bound all of the pages together to make my own mini journaling spot notebook. I then added a perfect closure, colored with Jet Black Staz-On, to keep the book from flopping open while in my crop bag.
Now I can throw my custom journaling notebook in my tool bag when I go to crops, saving space I would have used to carry stamps or multiple purchased journaling spots. Since the spots I made are all neutral colors, I can just dab a little ink on the edges to color the journal spot to match any project. When I run out of journaling spots, I’ll remove the O-wires, add new spots, and then reattach the covers.
¾” Brown O-Wires, Pound It All, Perfect Closures – Zutter
Ink – Staz-On, Colorbox, Close to My Heart
Patterned Paper – October Afternoon, Scenic Route
Stamps – Close to My Heart, Pink Paislee, October Afternoon, Creative Imaginations, Stampin’ Up!, Autumn Leaves
Stickers – Creative Imaginations, EK Success
Chipboard – Kelly Paper
Ribbon – May Arts, Stampin’ Up!, Darice, Offray, Making Memories, Polka Dot Whimsy