If you are a die hard DIY-er like me, you are constantly seeing things and saying to yourself, ” I can totally make that!” There are even times when it’d be much less expensive for me to go for the store bought version, but even still, there is something about being able to custom create your own gifts that is so very satisfying and rewarding!
Today, you are in luck because I’ve got a DIY project for you that is not only fun, but cost effective as well!
I love the modern, clean look of acrylic and I always fawn over the stylish acrylic overlay scrapbook paper that I find – but at $2.00 -$5.00 per sheet (!!!) – I often pass on it! Using the newly released Flower Buds Collage stamp, I was able to create my own acrylic overlay cardstock and transform it into a stylish, monogrammed notebook!
Along with a few other stamps and supplies, these notebooks are simple to make and are perfect for gift giving.
As always, I’ve got tons of step-by-step photos to walk you through this project – so keep on scrolling for more!
Until Later Loverlies,
With the ink set, I cut out the background image – which in this case measures 3.75″ square. I also cut out a stack of paper to the same size. Plain ol’ computer paper worked great for this!
With the pieces adhered, I covered the front and back of the chipboard with On the Catwalk Cream cardstock and stamped the back with images from Floral Buds as well as sentiments from Au Natural Extras and Love Cupid.
Next up – Assembly! Before binding the notebook, I decided it would be fun to add a little elastic closure as a finishing touch. This was super simple to do and only took a few more tools (i.e braided elastic, eyelets and a Crop-a-dile for fastening the eyelets)