Hello Crate Paper friends!! December is almost here! I am super excited to start documenting our December! Merry Days is so whimsical and pretty and perfect for all your December memories! Last year during December I found that I could have used a spot to jot memories down or make notes about what I wanted to do. So this year I decided to make a traveler’s notebook insert just for that purpose!
I decided on the gorgeous red Frosty Day paper with teeny white polka dots for my cover. I love bright pops of red at Christmas! I gathered eight sheets of printer paper (I use HP premium paper for my traveler’s notebook for a smooth writing surface) I cut down all my papers to 8.5 x 8.5 – standard TN’s are 8.25 in height, but I just use the paper as is for ease! You might want to trim your cover just a tiny bit wider than your inside papers; it’s just personal preference, you could make a notebook any size that is convenient for you!
Fold all your papers in half and bind your notebook. I made three holes in my spine with an awl and used waxed thread to stitch my book together; you could use a ribbon, string or an elastic band over the spine. Once your notebook is all put together, it’s time for the fun part! Decorating your cover! I started with a gold card from the Tag kit; I layered a white doily a tag and a quote card on top.
I love the sweet gal with her gift and thought she would be great on a planning notebook; I used some foam adhesive to pop her up on the side. To finish off the front cover, I added some gold stars and the Holiday word from the Joyous Thickers and used the black alpha for the word plans!
My notebook is all ready for the details. It is super quick and easy to put one together. You could always add it to your December album as a keepsake too!