Vintage Collector Monogram Notebook
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Vintage Collector Monogram Notebook

The Vintage Collector prints are so versatile! Not only can you use them to give an aged look to your projects, they are also great for upcycling items around your home. Use them as they come or cut them down to fit your individual needs.

Designed by Susan Stringfellow, courtesy of DCWV®.

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • DCWV® Paper Pad - Vintage Collector Stack
  • Journal
  • Buttons - White (3)
  • Twine
  • Sewing Machine with Coordinating Thread
  • Paper Crafting Punch - 1/8"
  • Circle Paper Crafting Adhesive
  • Double-sided Tape
  • Adhesive Foam Squares
  • X-ACTO® Knife
  • Self-healing Mat
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Paper Crafting Pen
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Project Instructions

Step 1:
Select desired print from the stack and lay it face down (white side up) on the workspace. Lay the journal down next, outside face flush with the white side of the paper and both flaps open against the page. Cover the outside of the journal, cutting and bending to keep the paper where desired—all while attaching in place with double-sided tape. Once the cover is in place, trace around the outside edge (¼" in from the actual border) a few times with a pen to emphasize the lines in the print.

Step 2:
Cut a 2"x9" strip from a contrasting print in the stack. Cut a “V” in each of the shorter ends and then run a straight stitch ¼" in from the edge along all sides of the strip. Adhere it horizontally across the lower section of the notebook as shown, wrapping around the spine to show both on the front and back covers.

Step 3:
Cut out two small, one medium, and one large frame from the frame print in the stack. Cut the middle out of the medium and large frames and leave the smaller frames as is. Adhere the large frame vertically to the left area of the cover. Adhere the medium frame above, overlapping it slightly onto the inside of the cover. Adhere one small frame to the binding, 1” down from the top, and the other small frame to the front, slightly overlapping onto the lower section of the larger frame.

Step 4:
Cut out three circles from the woodgrain print, slightly larger than the circumference of the buttons. Thread the buttons with twine, tying the ends in the front in a knot. Adhere one button to the center of each of the printed circles and add them to either side of the smaller frame.

Step 5:
Cut out a monogram letter from the alpha print in the stack. Adhere it to the top area of the larger frame.

Step 6:
Embellish with any additional elements from the stack.


When covering your journal, make a template with scratch paper (we recommend using a sheet of tissue paper) before cutting the actual paper that will go on the journal. This will help facilitate the process.

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