Friday, November 27, 2015

Altered Vintage Book Cover Journal

So, who's out shopping on the day after Thanksgiving.  Wishing you light crowds and quick a trip.

I used the pages from this book on several other projects and decided to use these book covers for a journal.

I cut the back edges of the book covers close to the book board.  Then used a coordinating washi tape to cover the cut edge.  Next I punch 3 holes along the back edges and glued metal book corners in place to protect the worn corners of the book.

On the inside of the covers I glued two pieces from the original book with information about the author.  Next I coated both sides with Mod Podge to protect the covers.

To bind my new book I used 3 binder rings.  I had some cream colored paper in my stash that 
I cut down to 3 3/4" x 7".  I was able to get 3 journal pages from each sheet of paper.  I then punched 3 matching wholes in the new journal pages.  

For dividers I cut pieces of scrapbook paper to fit inside my book covers and added tabs to each of the 12 dividers.  I can use the tabs to divide by subject or by month.  Haven't decided how I want to label the tabs yet.

All that was left was to assemble the book.

It really makes a cute vintage inspired notebook.  And I was able to reuse the leftover parts of an old book and give it a new life.

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