Monday, August 24, 2015


It's Back To School Week on the Tombow Blog!  The design team will have inspiring projects to share with you all week.  My project is an Altered Notebook.

Composition notebooks can be so boring.  With just a few products and a few minutes you can turn that drab notebook into a totally FAB notebook!

I Started by adding patterned paper to my cover with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.  Xtreme Adhesive is 5 times stronger than regular adhesive runners, so I knew my cover would be secure. I also used the Xtreme Adhesive to adhere my ruler trim to the cover.  Remember, when using Xtreme adhesive you have to pull it to the side when you are done applying it.  

Inside, I made 3 sections.  The first page of each section, I added pattern paper to the front and back with Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Pattern Adhesive.  The pages are very thin, so the Stamp Runner provided more than enough adhesion.

I added a pocket to the bottom of each page.  I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue to do this.  Mono Multi is a great adhesive for this because it dries fast and is permanent. 

This is the middle page.

Here is the third page.  I tucked some index cards in to show you the size of the pocket.

And the back of the book.
Isn't this a lot better than a regular composition notebook?  I think so!!  I hope I've inspired you to try this Back To School project!!


  1. I love how you dressed up a plain boring composition book! Creating sections is a great idea!

  2. Hello beautiful one! It's been way too long since I visited you... everything alright? I see you are still going strong creative-wise and LOVE to see all your project (yep, scrolled down to see what you were up to these last weeks) The notebook is fabulous, wish I was still in school now (hm, maybe not... I love being in my atelier more!) Big hug from Holland!

  3. Great transformation on the boring plain composition notebook. I love how you have added pockets to hold those little notes that get passed in class. Do they still pass notes? Creative Bliss...