Paper Patchwork Composition Book

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by Robin Beam, A.C. Moore

Paper Patchwork Composition Book

Create beautiful, personalized notebooks with your favorite scrapbook paper. Use your favorite scrapbook papers and cardstock to personalize with paper punches, die cuts and stickers. Finish off with Plaid Mod Podge provides the durability you need for something you'll be using everyday!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Punch or cut paper into approximately 80 to 90 1 inch squares.
  • 2
    Precut template, trace onto contact or Post-It paper and cut out.
  • 3
    Remove backing and turn sticky side up.
  • 4
    Begin to grid squares, lining up squares as evenly as possible. Let squares go over the sticky paper on the ends, as that can be trimmed later.
  • 5
    Trim excess paper and check how it looks on cover of composition book. Trim as needed.
  • 6
    To adhere the paper to the cover, you can use an adhesive tape runner; run the tape closely to the edges of the book so it stays down.
  • 7
    Cut 2" square of Black Cardstock; use corner punch from Punch Around the Page set to make decorative corners.
  • 8
    Use a small amount of Mod Podge and stick to top center of journal as shown.
  • 9
    Brush thin layer of Mod Podge over paper cover. Don't overdo!
  • 10
    When dry, center crystal monogram sticker in center of decorative square.
  • 11
    Option: repeat for back cover.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Composition Book
  • American Crafts™ 6 inch x 6 inch Paper Pad Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 104734255
  • American Crafts™ 6 inch x 6 inchPaper Pad Amy Tangerine® Sketchbook 104734257
  • Fiskars® Sure Cut™ 12 inch Paper Trimmer FSK9893/104074273
  • Mark Richards Crystal Stickers® Monograms
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Scallop 3 Dot Punch Around the Page 104600459
  • Plaid® Mod Podge® Matte PLD11301/104107932 (option: Mod Podge® Silver Glitter PLD11301
  • Scotch® Advanced Tape Glider/ATG 104561064
  • Black Cardstock
  • 1 inch Square Paper Punch
  • Scissors
  • Contact Paper or Post-It® Paper
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