To embellish, I simply handcut my title letters and glued them to the front of the mini. I traced around the letters for more definition and machine stitched across. I added a little vintage book page phrase and stitched that down too. You can find the sweet little button HERE. Then, I used my beloved colored pencils to color in the little bird scene.
I've been wanting to get a little notebook together to keep my goals for home improvements in and this will work perfectly. I kept the embellishments simple, so that when I throw this mini-book in my purse it won't get ruined. It would have been fun to add some JBS embellished butterflies. I plan to make more of these and will probably do more embellishments for the ones that will sit on my desk or elsewhere in my home. The really cool thing about this project, is that the mini-chipboard journals are under $3! I think these would make great little gifts for party favors.
Thanks for the inspiration Becky!