Saturday, August 23, 2014

DIY Notebook Cover

Making a notebook cover for my little artist was so much fun to create!  We have a lot of composition notebooks around our home and it can be a challenge figuring out which one belongs to each child.  So I decided we needed to make a custom cover to make it easier to find their own.  I absolutely love Deena Rutters kit Woodsong and it was perfect for my daughters cover!

So this amazing kit has some great papers.   Did I say it was amazing? The elements are darling.  Hedgehogs, bunnies and squirrels add to the charm of this nature inspired kit.  It was perfect for my little artists sketchbook cover.

Did I mention it has hedgehogs elements?  We happen to love hedgehogs at our house. Earlier this week my daughter had been begging to have one as a pet.  For now I will enjoy them here on paper! :)

The forest scene I used was already created on the paper and I added a few elements to it.  I created this page as an 8 1/2 by 10 inches leaving an inch along the bottom that I trimmed along with the corners. A little glue and some double sided tape and you are ready to wrap it around your notebook! Please note if you are wanting the cover to wrap more than an inch across the back you may need to enlarge your image or adjust your size to 9 1/2 by 10 inches.

We were both happy with how it turned out!  Below is our cover for the new school year.  I used the kit Every Little Bit Dwell by Deena Rutter.