Sunday, January 30, 2011

Composition 101

A few months back I purchased a plain composition book. My intent was to create a book to keep various notes about Christmas shopping, recipes, etc. within reach. So here it is close to February and did the composition book get whipped into Christmas organization central? NO... lol... SO I went to plan B. I created a prayer journal. I hope to give this to our oldest granddaughter this Easter. She will be turning thirteen later this year. Hopefully this journal will give her a place to record her thoughts. It was a relatively simple project and could be modifed to suit any special occasion you might have. Have fun with Composition 101!

Blessings -


You will need a plain composition book. (Make sure it is the kind that is bound like a book.) This one cost $1.00 at our grocery store!

7 X 10 1/2 inches of designer paper (2 pieces) to cover the outside of your book
Score roughly at 3/4 in from top and bottom to make it easier to adhere to your book. Don't worry as the paper will not go to the binding. We will cover it with the next two pieces!

Adhere the designer paper to the covers taking care to fold and adhere top and bottom first and then the side you would open. Scor Tape is a must for this part!


5 x 9 11/16 in piece of card stock (my example, pink) 1 piece scored at 2 1/2 in
4 x 9 11/16 in piece of card stock (my example, kraft) 1 piece scored at 2 in

I embellished the pink card stock before adhering with a Martha Stewart Punch. I then aligned the scored point on the center of the binding and adhered. For this project I used Scor Tape. I can't stress enough the importance of a sturdy adhesive!

Then adhere the kraft card stock on, again placing the scored point on the center of the binding.

The inside covers were then covered with 2 - 7 x 9 1/2 in pieces of card stock to cover the seams. I embellished this with ribbon from Stampin Up and then created a tab in the back to slide a pen into.

Supply List

Composition Book (Bound like a book)
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper - The Paper Studio - Meadowsweet Butterflies
Scor Tape
Ribbon - Stampin Up
Stamp - Sentiment - Close To My Heart - Everlasting Life
Ink - Close to My Heart - Hollyhock
Die Cuts - Spellbinders - Nestabilities - Pendant Fleur de Lis, Labels One

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