The cover is a vintage school book that I picked up at the library sale this Fall. The spine was damaged so I opted for spiral binding. My first attempt at making the holes through the cover with lace was an epic failure, so I salvaged it by covering the ravaged lace with book cloth and re punching the holes through that.
I love this cover. It has a subtle maple leaf pattern embossed in it. It didn't need any distressing but I did spray it with Perfect Pearls mist to give it sparkle.
I kept the spine and included it inside. The inside cover is just inked with Tim Holtz 'Old Paper' and 'Tea Dye' distress inks.
Most of the pages are patterned paper that I folded and stitched. Other pages include flash cards, greeting cards, bus maps, etc.
I added receipts and journaling cards on just about every page for writing.
It was the first time I was trying the spiral binding by Cinch. I think I'll use it again but with pages that are all the same height. Having different sizes proved to be a challenge when it came to twisting the spiral through.
I hope my little project inspires you to get crafty. Thanks for stopping by!