2. Composition book
3. x2 Desired paper standard size
5: x2Wax paper 6"x12"
6: Brush or Sponge Brush.
7: Matte Mod podge which I write as mod podge in the instructions
8: A few Decorative cut-outs ( I used drawings of mine and cut a quote from a a magazine.
9: 3/4"x 8 1/4" ribbon If you can't find just get ribbon that's almost an inch in width
10: 1/4" Width ribbon x Unknown but IT'S NOT more than a yard
11: Led pencil
12: 1"x1" paper
14: Gloss Mod Podge
BEFORE YOU START
Somethings seem to take a while ( 20 min- 3 hours) if you want to do it quicker some of the 15 minute wait parts can be reduced to 10 minutes, but don't push it.
Step 1: With the Composition book trace the perimeter on to the back of a desired paper
Step 2: Cut out
Step 3: Cut off an inch from the non-round side on the paper
Step 4: Repeat with other desired paper. I don't recommend doing them both at once because sometimes paper moves while cutting more than one.
Step 5: Put the wax paper between the composition books' cover and the paper
Step 7: Lay paper down flat on the cover adjust to fit it.
Step 8: Wait 20 minutes
Step 9: I like to get one side done at a time. apply a thin layer of mod podge to the backs of the Decoritive cut-outs.
Step 10: Add them on let sit for 20 min
Step 11: Add a layer of mod podge to the back of the 3/4" ribbon and lay down between binding and desired paper.
OPTIONAL: To make the pencil holder apply Mod podge to half an inch of the 1/4"width ribbon ( or smaller sized ribbon) apply over the border. Wait 15-20 min. Get the pencil you want to put in it ( I STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING A LED PENCIL THAT HAS A CLIP. Otherwise it will fall out) and use the thinckest part of it between the ribbon and cover then dab a bit of mod podge to the place the ribbon touches down ( make sure ribbon is straight) wait 15 minutes and repeat 4 more times and mod podge the rest of the ribbon down until it reaches the end of the cover. wait 20 minutes.
OPTIONAL: If you want to add your own signature cut out a 1"x1" paper and with a marker write something like "My design " and your signature. Mod podge it down on one of the corners if it doesn't fit cut it to fit.
1: Get previously cut desired paper and follow steps #5-#11
Apply a generous amount of GLOSS mod podge on the front and back cover and AVOID the pencil holder. Dry for 3 hours or until it's dry ( I let it stay drying for three hours because I wanted to be sure it was done)