I’m going to SNAP! this year, a conference centered around creative blogs. I’m super excited, but of course, I want to go in style. That means not only dressing stylish, but branding the heck out of my blog so everyone and their mother knows where I’m from! First step? A personalized notebook! I looked into purchasing a custom cover notebook through different sites, but wasn’t impressed with the hefty price tags, and none had a decent sized one with lines, etc. So I did what any creative maven does, diy-ed up a storm!
How did I make my fabulous custom notebook, you ask? Simple! I measured the cover – from the black binding tape to the edge, and then from top to bottom. I created a document that size and designed the cover with my blog logo and info. (But think how cute this would look with your gorgeous kids smiling out at you!) I printed the cover onto a full sheet of label paper, trimmed it down to the cover dimensions and adhered it to the cover. I flipped the cover over and used my Xacto knife to get a nice tight cut along the edges. I did the same for the back cover and tied it all together with a piece of gold duct tape over the binding. Simple, custom, and exactly what I wanted.
What do you think? Would you give it a try?
There are lots of great ways to customize a notebook.
My Aunt uses plastic canvas to make notebook covers:
She made this for my daughter a couple of Christmases ago.
I also found this great tutorial for a fabric covered notebook from V & Co:
Or how about using Duct Tape like Dollar Store Crafts?
Or even washi tape like The Creative Place?
Lots of options!
you’re already making a notebook?! so on top of it!
It’s a problem Mandy… an idea pops into my head and I have to complete it ASAP!
Super super cute!!!
I think I’ll have to make one now too! I’m so excited to meet you at SNAP!
It’s going to be fun Ashley!
I’ll need one of these too for sure! Yours is adorable!
I am totally in love with this! SO cute, and I’m a huge fan of the branding!