Altered Composition Book Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Altered Composition Book Blog Hop!  After you finish seeing my creation you can scroll down to the bottom of this post for some blog candy (a give away item) and you can follow the rest of the great folks in the hop so you can see what they made. 🙂  I hope you enjoy it!

I took this boring composition book (found in any office supply store) and traced it’s shape onto a piece of cardstock.  Then I cut it out. 🙂

I’ve altered other composition books see HERE and HERE, but this is the first time I’ve used Mod Podge to do it.  You know what?  It’s my favorite way to make them now.  I used that sponge brush and rubbed Mod Podge all over the cover.  I used a sponge brush in my last post too.  I love those things and I buy them in bulk.

Once the notebook was covered in Mod Podge, I laid down the cardstock I’d traced and cut.  I was going to use my Brayer roller to flatten it out, but I couldn’t remember where I’d put it.  Instead, I turned my Mod Podge bottle on its side (with lid tightly sealed) and rolled and rolled until the paper was nicely stuck and bump and bubble free.

Next, I used my Cricut Expression 2 and the Cricut Forever Young cartridge to cut that pretty silhouette.  It’s cut at 7.5″ (hence the above photo).

I used things I had laying around.  Those blue flowers?  I’ve had them for years.  So happy I could make use of them!  That white background?  Cut with the Silhouette for a bunch of cards I started making, but never finished.  Piece of paper down the middle?  A scrap.  The ribbon and beading?  Well, that’s some ribbon and beading I have, LOL! I used Beacon Adhesive’s Fabri-Tac to glue both kinds of ribbon.

I created that sentiment on my computer (from the song “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera) and printed it onto cardstock vellum.  It was a good choice since it is easy to see through, but sturdy for the printer.  I didn’t make that flower, but I wish I could claim it!  LOL!  I did create the matching pen.  I talk about how I make matching pens in this post and add another tip in this post.  I had to add that pretty bling on the right which I picked up at the last craft show I attended (and I’ll be getting some more next week at CKC in Charlotte, NC…oh yeah!)

Lastly, I tied tulle around the front cover so it would look super pretty AND so the pen would have a place to live.  I hope you enjoyed my creation!

Your next stop on the hop is Abbey!  You can see the whole list at the bottom of this post.


It’s a set of Joy’s Life All Around Sentiments stamps & 2 punches!!  These stamps are made to work with 1″ and 1-1/2″ circle punches!  The winner will get these stamps and these Marvy 1″ & 1-1/2″ circle punches!  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  I’d love it if you’d “LIKE” me on Facebook too!  The link is to your left. 😉


lillian7419 Says: August 19th, 2011 at 9:08 AM
How delightful is this??!! I adore altering books and this gives me such great inspiration! And thanks for a chance at your generous blog candy as well.

Follow the links below to see some great creative ideas for altering composition books!  From what I hear, there’s some great blog candy too!  (That means people are giving some fun goodies away.  Woo hoo!)

Joy – https://www.joyslife.comYOU ARE HERE
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  1. Stacey H. says:

    What a fun project! Can’t wait to try it.

  2. I love love altering notebooks like this! So girly! Love it! Hope I’m not too late for the giveaway. Just hopped over from above rubies studiios.

  3. When do you do your drawing? I have a stepdaughter I would love to make some notebooks for. Maybe inspire her in the process. Would be nice to have a crafting buddy.

  4. This notebook is SOooooo pretty!! It’s so nice to be able to customize things to our own liking!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!

  5. i just joined you site. so thanks for the inspiration. haven’t had a chance to go thru it all yet. but i will . thanks for the chance to win also.

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