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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!

To qualify to win, you must be BOTH:

A public follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win! Winners will be announced next week on our Mondays with Melissa blog post!

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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.

Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 2 – Protecting Your Planner Journal Covers

Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 2 – Protecting Your Planner Journal Covers is w hat we have for you today. If you haven’t seen the first post in this series, please go here so you can start from the beginning! We will be using a very simple way  to protect your planner journal covers that is kid friendly! Nothing hot or too sticky is used! Are you ready? Let’s get buzzin’ shall we?Protecting Your Planner Journal Covers s

What you will need in order to Protecting Your Planner Journal Covers

Adhesive Clear Laminate (I used Duck brand)

Scissors

Your project

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Get out your project.

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Take out your adhesive clear laminate

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Cut out a piece of laminate with approximately one inch extra all of the way around the project.

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We are using the adhesive clear laminate for Protecting Your Planner Journal Covers. You will want to fold this adhesive clear laminate in half and crease it.

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To try to keep the laminate from rolling up, roll it up one way then flip and roll it the other way. This will help straighten the sheet out. I don’t always do this but it can be helpful.

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Pull the backing from the laminate.

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Peel the backing to the half way mark of your laminate.

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Place the back of your front cover project down on the adhesive laminate.

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Press down on the laminate pushing all of the bubbles out toward the open edges.

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Turn your project over so that the front cover is facing you now.

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Pull the rest of the backing off of the laminate.Protecting Your Planner Journal Covers n

This is what it will look like  after you take off the backing while you are Protecting Your Planner Journal Covers.

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Fold over the laminate so that it is on the side of the front. Slowly rub the laminate toward the outer edge so that your rub out all of the bubbles.

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Be sire to rub the edges of all of the areas ensuring proper adhesion.

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Take out your scissors and trim the cover. You can do it two different ways: trim closely to the edge or trim so that there is a small amount of overhang to ensure complete sealing.

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Your project is complete!! The left is not covered and the right has been covered. Be sure to repeat the above steps for the back cover of your planner journal.

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We hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 1 – Making Your Planner Covers

Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 1 is what we have for you today. I love journals, planners, smash books, project life and oh I just love playing with paper. In this video series, you will see how to create your very own planner with your own twist on it. There are so many variations, we hope to inspire your creativity! Please be sure to share your design with us!

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Supplies Needed for the Create Your Own Planner Journal Project

Stamp Block

Everyday Alphabet Uppercase and Emoticon Stamp Set

Scissors

Ribbon

Adhesive

Black Ink

Chip Board

Patterned Paper

Solid card stock

Tag for name personalization

Bee Image

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This is what we will be creating. For the example of the Create Your Own Planner Journal Project shown in the video above, I have the paper with horizontal lines.

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This is the covered back of the chip board.

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For the video, I have them with vertical lines as shown here. Apply adhesive to the chip board or the paper outer edges. Be sure the edges are covered to avoid lifting of the corners.

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Apply the paper lining up the edges so the chip board is covered.

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Be sure to push down on all of the outer edges to ensure adhesion of the adhesive. Repeat for the back side of the chip board leaving one part of the paper corner not adhered.

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Be sure you have adhesive on the edges and take out the ribbon strip.

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Apply adhesive in a line for the ribbon.

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Adhere the ribbon on the adhesive line.

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Press down on the edges ensuring they have adhered to the chip board.

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This is what it will look like.

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Take out the Everyday Alphabet Uppercase and Emoticon Stamp Set. Adhere the letters to the stamp block.

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Apply ink to the letters.

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Stamp the name on the tag.

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Apply adhesive to the back of the solid colored card stock mat.

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Adhere to the chipboard cover leaving space for the binding.

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Apply adhesive to the back of the tag.

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Apply to the solid colored card stock on the chip board cover.

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Apply adhesive to the bee image and adhere to the front cover.

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Your Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 1 is complete! Rather than create the same exact project again for the tutorial versus the example, I thought it would be cool to see the difference in how it looks if you could see both completed which is why I did it two different ways. Here they are side by side.

Please be sure to stay tuned for the continuation of this project. Thank you for joining us and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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