Create Your Own Personal Planner, Journal, or Notebook

Create Your Own Personal Planner, Journal, or Notebook is what we have for you today. I love planners, being organized and of course on schedule. I also love journals and doodling too. Today, I am going to show you how to create a budget friendly planner, journal or notebook. This is so simple you can have a child do it! They will love it too!

Supplies Needed for the Create Your Own Personal Planner, Journal, or Notebook Project

A Creative Journey with Melissa Everyday Alphabet Outline Large Uppercase and Symbols Stamp Set

Acrylic Stamp Block

Ink

Scissors

Composition Notebook,

STRONG adhesive

Pentel RSVP Pens

Paper for Pen

Ribbon

Paper for stamping

Decorative Paper for covering

(I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to cut my alphabet images but you can also fussy cut them)

To begin your Create Your Own Personal Planner, Journal, or Notebook Project, take out your paper to stamp your letters on, your stamps, ink and stamp block. Peel off your stamps and place them on your stamp block.

Ink your stamps.

Stamp your images on your paper. I have already pre-cut the letters to save some time. Put all of this aside for now.

Get your adhesive, composition notebook, scissors and decorative paper.

Place adhesive on your composition notebook front cover.

Put your decorative paper on the front of your composition notebook.

Push down and rub to ensure the adhesive adheres to the notebook. Repeat this for the back cover.

Open the notebook. Take out your scissors and trim the edges of the notebook for both the front and the back.

Cut a piece of paper approximately 2″ wide. This will make a great binding cover for your book. If you wish it to be larger, increase size to your liking.

Cover the binding paper with STRONG adhesive. Be sure you cover the edges to ensure adhesion.

Once you have applied adhesive, place the paper adhesive side up.

Take your composition notebook and place it in the middle of the paper, binding side down as shown.

Push down on the middle of the binding and roll the book toward you as shown above.

Lift back up again and roll the opposite way to adhere the other side of the binding away from you.

Push down on all sides of the binding to make sure it has adhered to the composition notebook.

This is what the Create Your Own Personal Planner, Journal, or Notebook Project looks like with just the covering. Pretty easy, right?!

Apply adhesive to the line where the binding and paper meet.

Apply a piece of ribbon to over the binding area.

*When I went to pull a little thread, I started to unravel the entire ribbon.. yes my luck. What do I do? Show you how to fix it! Gently pull the ribbon off. Yes, you do take some of the paper with it but your ribbon will cover it up once you replace it so DON’T WORRY!

Reapply adhesive over the area it was before.

Cut your ribbon and make it even so you can line it up to the end of the notebook.

Adhere the ribbon all of the way up the notebook. Press down to ensure adhesion.

Cut the ribbon a bit longer allowing room for a bow to be tied.

Bring the ribbon to the inside of the cover.

Tie a bow at the bottom of the ribbon.

Take out your letters. Place adhesive on your letters.

Apply your letters to the outside of your notebook.

Take out your insert paper for your pen. Unscrew the cap off of the pen and set aside.

Roll the paper to make sure it fits in the end of the pen. Push the paper inside the open end of the pen. You may need to use scissors to push the ends in the rest of the way.

Here is a close up of the custom pen you made for the Create Your Own Personal Planner, Journal, or Notebook Project.

Here are the two different finished Create Your Own Personal Planner, Journal, or Notebook Projects.

For this weeks giveaway we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Everyday Alphabet Outline Large Uppercase and Symbols Stamp Set!

Winners announced next week so be sure to check back!

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For last weeks giveaway we are giving away the A Creative Journey with Melissa Wedding and Celebrations Stamp Set

The winner is MARY D!

Winner, please send me your contact information via contact page on our website, which post you are a winner from and I will get your prize out to you! Thank you so much for being a YouTube follower and subscribing to our mailing list/blog posts!

Thank you for joining us for the Create Your Own Personal Planner, Journal, or Notebook Project. I hope I have inspired you to organize yourself, be creative and maybe even write some of your favorite things for the day!! BE SURE TO CHECK BACK TO SEE IF YOU ARE A WINNER!

Have a wonderful week and thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.