Thursday, July 10, 2014

Crazy for mini notebooks.

Good grief it's already Thursday, how did that happen?  We are definitely enjoying summer here.  Lots of swimming and volleyball going on :)  I hope you're enjoying your summer too.

Lately I've had a thing for mini notebooks.  I've always love notebooks and writing down lists and I've always loved having a cute little book to write it down in.

This is a mini composition book which I covered in patterned paper, and then to disguise the seams, I added washi tape on the spine.  I added a little label on the front too!

Here's a picture of the back :)

For the inside pages, I pulled a TRACY and added washi tape to the edges of the inside sheets.  I LOVE how this turned out.  I tried doing this on a large composition notebook and it took freaking forever!  This one was much more doable, for me :)  I noticed that Michael's has some medium sized composition notebooks in their $1 $1.50 aisle.  They've got me thinking...  Haha!

Now this book Abie made, out of a cereal box!  I LOVE it too!!  She trimmed the box to the size of the cover she wanted, trimmed the inside pages...

And we bound it together by punching two holes and tying some string through it.  She covered the string binding, on the outside, by covering it with patterned paper .

Finally I have a book that I made several years ago, you can see the original post HERE.  I've never really used it, but saw on Pinterest where someone covered the cover in washi.  I made quick work of covering the front and back of this notebook and I started using it for house projects!  (Mike is less than thrilled, haha).

Do you like making lists and notebooks too?

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful, fantastic Thursday!!  See you soon!!


  1. All great little books! It's more fun to write something down in a cute book!

  2. i love mini books as well! your are sooo adorable!
    i need to make a new little journal- might be an easy project for today!
    have a great one

  3. You are a crafty rockstar. I am lucky to just get the list down...forget about decorating a cute book for them! Yours turned out great!

  4. Ooooo! Absolutely love these! I have an addiction to notebooks, notepads. I have so many of them, since I love writing and writing things down. I have a handful of those mini composition books took. What a great idea to put the washi on the edges of the pages.

  5. I have to say I LOVE all of your and Abie's note books.
    Those tiny composition note books are adorable by themselves, but you upped the cuteness factor with your decorating…I am sure they are so much faster to add the washi tape to ;)
    I love love that Able made hers from creative :)
    As for note pads and books, I have a ton of them. I even decorate my plain note pads..I like pretty stuff :)

  6. Cute, cute, cute! I love the pages trimmed with washi. Makes you want to pull it out and use it when it's so pretty! :)

  7. Those are so cute!!
    And I love the washi trim on the inside!

  8. Cute books! Love the washi in the inside pages! To do lists are more fun when they're pretty!

  9. Becky, these are adorable!! I love the washi strip down the edge of the page!! So cute!