I’ve never been much of a scrapbooker, but always enjoy looking at all the elements and papers and how they can all work together, especially in digital kits. I was looking at this set as I loved all the details and stumbled upon the journaling tags. I looked at them and thought “wouldn’t they make a great notebook?” and that is where my idea began.
At Christmas, I usually make a couple of notebooks for friends as gifts as I have a page die (from Papertrey Ink) which makes everything neat and tidy (although it would be possible to create these books without a die). So I decided to mix die cutting and digital kits together and see what happens…
First, I opened up Microsoft word and drew a rectangle that was just a millimetre bigger along each side of my die. This way, I can align up the die onto the paper once printed. Then, I added in the journaling panel so that it fit into that box.
The top one will be the cover so I added some extra elements from the kit too but the bottom one is simply a journaling panel which looks like a completed page already.
Once you have made your pages and printed them out, align the die on top using the oversized black line as a guide and send them through the die cutting machine. You should end up with neatly created pages
Once cut, I simply used some metal book hoops to tie them all together and some ribbon to finish it off.
Optional: For the cover, I cut a piece of thicker brown cardstock and adhered the cover piece onto this to make it more sturdy. I then die cut another page from the same cardstock for the back page to tidy it all up.
and here is the notebook – all ready for getting organized for Christmas.