Hi there! It’s Judy here from Created Just 4 U. Do you know someone who likes to journal? If so, creating a one of a kind journal by altering the cover of a notebook/composition book would make a great gift and it’s easy to customize using beautiful card stocks from CutCardStock.

I started with an inexpensive composition book, ASTROBRIGHT PLANETARY PURPLE CARD STOCK, ASTROBRIGHT LUNAR BLUE DISCOUNT CARD STOCK and a coordinating patterned card stock.

I adhered ASTROBRIGHT PLANETARY PURPLE CARD STOCK to the front and back covers of the composition book with double sided tape.

Then I cut a piece of piece of the patterned card stock and covered the black binding. You could leave this, but often times I will cover to dress it up a bit.

I chose some dies to use and cut a frame out of ASTROBRIGHT PLANETARY PURPLE CARD STOCK and 2 borders out of the ASTROBRIGHT LUNAR BLUE DISCOUNT CARD STOCK.

I applied the purple frame to a square piece of BASIS WHITE CARDSTOCK and matted with a piece of the blue card stock. I cut 2 rectangles from the patterned card and attached to the frame piece. The blue borders were added to both ends.

This large piece was then added to the composition book front cover and I added a glitter washi tape over on the left side.

For my cover focal I colored a beautiful digital image with markers and fussy cut.

I tucked the image into the frame, added some tiny pearls and a chipboard title to finish my design.

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Written by

Judy VanZandt

I am a married mother of 2 adult children and avid crafter. I've indulged in many different types of crafts, but paper crafting is really my passion and has been for more than 20 or so years. I love making cards, scrapbooking, altering frames, bottles, notebooks and just about anything else you can put paper to.