Sunday, May 24, 2015

handbag notebook

This week's challenge over at The Craft Barn is to make a bag. I thought I would give a pass this week, but when doing some research on altered composition books I saw this neat idea. I immediately went to my local office supply store to buy a small notebook. Sadly I didn't find any time to craft this week until today altough this project didn't take that much time. 
So I started with a regular notebook (16.5 x 21cm with 72 pages in it) and cut the corners to create a handbag shape.

Covered the front and back covers with some pretty girly paper and added a pink spine.

I added a handle and made a closure with an eyelet, some string and a button.
Next came the even more fun part, the decorating. I added a pretty frilly pink ribbon at the spine, these pretty bird stickers which matched the paper just perfect and a frame which I matted on some of the same hot pink cardstock as the spine and topped it off with a glittery pink butterfly.

 At the back I also added the ribbon and some gold butterfly stickers.
This book was really easy and fun to make and I love the outcome very very much.
This would make a perfect gift for a young girl, don't you think?


  1. Cool idea! Love the bright and cheerful papers and embellishments.

  2. Great idea, and a fun pressie!

  3. What a brilliant idea, love it! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  4. A fabulous idea and one I shall use for my graddaughters.