DIY Notebook with Frosted Garden Stamp Set + Video!

by Zinia

Hello everyone! It's Zinia and today I'd like to share with you a little DIY notebook I created using some of my favorite Altenew supplies.

My plan for this notebook is to keep it like a journal and document memories using only a pen and an ink. I want to keep it completely flat so I'm planning to just use my stamps, a text, and some doodles for my pages. I'll definitely share some of my pages once I get into it but for now, I want to share with you how I created the notebook itself.

I picked one of the beautiful watercolor paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection to use for my cover. This collection has a few similar papers in different colors so you can pick your favorite but I went for blue in this case.

To customize the design of the paper and make it more fun and interesting, I used the Frosted Garden Stamp Set. I picked some stamp images, arranged them on my paper, and then stamped them using my stamping tool.

To make my stamping more interesting, I used a selection of different shades of blue. I went for something like an ombre effect without being too particular about it. I mixed colors from different sets including Sweet Dreams, Deep Blue Seas and Cool Summer Nights.

Once I was done with my stamping, I took a few sheets of paper and bound the cover into a notebook. There are so many different ways that you can bind your own notebooks but I went for a very simple stitching on the spine.

My very last step was to add a few decorative elements. I used a rectangle sticker and put it in the middle of my cover. This look kinda reminded me of my old school notebooks so I really loved the design. I also added a wood veneer origami bird which is the only dimensional piece that will go well on this notebook.


Watch the video tutorial below to see how I created this DIY notebook or watch it in HD on Altenew's YouTube Channel:

Thanks for stopping by!


Reflection Scrapbook Collection
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Frosted Garden Stamp Set
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Reflection Collection Paper & Sticker…
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Reflection Collection Epoxy Buttons &…
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Sweet Dreams Oval Set
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Deep Blue Seas Oval Set
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Cool Summer Night Oval Set
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Margaret November 5, 2018 - 2:15 pm

Such a pretty little notebook! I especially like the tone-on-tone look on the cover!

Kirsty Vittetoe November 6, 2018 - 12:41 am

Great work and add so much to the paper crafting world!

Tracey A November 6, 2018 - 8:49 pm

This is just lovely, and timely with Christmas approaching. Could you tell me about the book binding tool you used please…..not having any luck finding it on line ?

Lissa November 13, 2018 - 7:29 am

This is simple and beautiful. I am also interested in the book binding tool and where I can purchase it. Thanks!


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