Altered notebooks, the cheap version!
I use the composition notebooks you can purchase at Walmart for .89$ or at the Dollar store for $1!
2 sheets of 12 x 12 paper/cardstock
2 sheets of coordinating 8.5 x 11 paper
Glue stick, adhesives, or hot glue gun
Misc. ribbon, buttons, or charms to decorate
Decide what colors will be used for the outside cover.
For the color where the yellow is, cut it in half, creating 2 6 x 12 sheets of paper.
Take the paper you are using (where I used the flowers), fold in half to go around the front and back side of the notebook. Using the glue stick, glue the paper down to the notebook.
At the bottom and top sides, where the notebook is, you need to cut a slice in the paper to allow you to fold the excess to the other side. Glue the paper down.
The papers you cut in half, you will be glueing to the front and back cover, again, folding the excess over to the other side. Glue the paper down.
Take the 2 sheets of 8.5 x 11 paper, and glue to the inside cover (trimming if necessary), and again to the back cover.
Decorate the outside front cover with ribbon, buttons, or other items you might have available to you!
Hope you enjoy!