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Create and Share: DIY Notebooks with GraphicStock


Greetings friends!  It’s already time for another Create and Share challenge.  This time the wonderful folks at GraphicStock have sponsored us and there’s an offer for you too. (Scroll down to see offer.)   If you are coming over from my friend Jess’ amazing blog, Domicile 37 welcome!


DIY Notebooks with GraphicStock

This post is sponsored by GraphicStock.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This fun little project cost only $4.  I found three notebooks at the 100 Yen Store (the dollar store here in Japan) and also grabbed a glue stick.

Using pretty patterns from GraphicStock, I added overlays to create sweet labels and fun little book backs.  You can download and print them for your personal use below.  The heart notebook would make a sweet Valentine’s gift.  I was thinking about Mother’s day when I created the floral notebook.  The blue notebook for notes is perfect for writing down post and project ideas.  I have to say, all three look super cute on my desk!


Here’s what you need:

Printables (see below)

Paper cutter or ruler and scissors

Dollar store notebooks

Craft glue stick


How to:

Step one :  Cut down the printable so that the label is centered and the edge of the page (left side for the front and right side for the back) should meet up with the binding.  Leave a 1/4-1/2 inch overhang around the other three sides.  SONY DSCStep two:  Cover the front of the notebook with glue and press your top page firmly in place.

Step three:  Open the front flap of notebook and lay flat.  Cut the corners at an angle (see picture below).  This time apply glue to the exposed page overhang, fold over, and press out any wrinkles. SONY DSCSONY DSC

Repeat step three on the upper and lower overhangs.  Let dry! Cover the back the same way.


Aren’t they adorable? Here’s the heart and floral notebook backsides.

Just click on the links below to download full size printables.  Please only print for personal use.

Blue “Notes!” 8×10 Front

Blue “by me” 8×10 Back

Hearts 8×10 Front with White Label Hearts watercolor seamless pattern

Hearts 8×10 BackHearts watercolor seamless pattern

Floral Front 8×10 with Fancy Labelfloral-front-8x10

Floral “with love” 8×10 Backfloral-back-8x10

To give you more ideas, check out what 19 other bloggers did with GraphicStock vectors, illustrations, and photos.  They are a talented bunch, I tell ya!Create And Share January Challenge

1. Old House To New Home ~ DIY Little Girls Room Tray
2. Shabby Grace Blog ~ Valentine’s Day Treat Bags
3. Creatively Homespun ~ DIY Valentine Love Decor
4. Refashionably Late ~ Library Book Storage
5. Casa Watkins ~ DIY Moroccan Dessert Plates
6. Tastefully Frugal ~ Be Mine Banner
7. Penny Love Projects ~ True Love Pillow
10. Up To Date Interiors ~ DIY Notebooks with GraphicStock YOU ARE HERE
11. One Mile Home Style ~ Hand Embroidered Dandelion Wall Art
12. Uncookie Cutter ~ Rustic Americana Wall Art
13. Flourish and Knot ~ Whimsical Owl Art
15. Pocketful of Posies ~ Valentine’s Day Paper
16. The House Down The Lane ~ DIY Heart Candle Holders and Printable
17. The Twin Cedars ~ Rustic Wood Wall Art
20. Farmhouse 40 ~ Bird Canvas Wall Art


  1. Not only a great idea for plain notebooks…also for those notebooks with not-so-great printed covers (but found at a irresistible price). MAny thanks for this superior idea!

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