I purchased this mini-Composition book from a local craft store. I thought it would be fun to alter into a journal. I didn't worry too much about what it looked like before I started.
I added washi tape to the binding. Luckily, I had washi tape in the colors I was going to use for my project (black/white - plus pink). I covered the whole blue binding by overlapping the tape. You could also use a funky duck tape and you wouldn't have to use multiple tape strips.
I covered the front, back and inside covers with pink card stock. Then I started decorating. I added black card stock and added sparkly ribbon to my black/white/sparkly patterned paper.
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