One of the perks of being creative is that most ordinary things get customized, embellished, bedazzled, adorned, decorated, and personalized...made to be one-of-a-kind, and in turn, great conversation pieces. Today we're sharing this customized notebook cover by mambi Design Team member Heather Adams that will surely get noticed and complimented on during these first weeks back to school.
About this project, Heather writes:
"With the school season upon us, I thought it would be fun to decorate a notebook to use in my upcoming classes. I mixed little photo strips in with patterned paper to add a personal touch to my notebook. I love this time of year because I like doing just this -- buying cheap notebooks during back-to-school sales and decorating them!"
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Here are the steps Heather took to create this customized cover:
- Trim paper strips and photos (my strips were a little larger than 3/4 inches).
- Start on one side of the notebook and start adhering strips and photos to notebook. Continue until notebook is covered completely.
- Trim excess paper off.
Once finished, you may also seal the cover with mod lodge. Heather chose to omit this step, but did make sure she used a lot of glue to stick down those papers and photos so they won't come off in the future.