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Reusable fabric journal cover DIY kit, cartonnage kit 101, online instructions included


This DIY cartonnage Kit comes with all cardboard you need to make your own reusable journal cover, as shown in the pictures. The pieces of paper (chipboard and poster board) are precut in the right sizes you need for this project. The refilable notebook cover will measure 8" x 6" closed and will fit on standard 7" x 4 3/8" 1-subject notebooks with 100 sheets (Five star), which can be purchased at most office supply stores, especially at Walmart (see picture). Once you use up the notebook, just remove the cover and place it on another one! Great to keep memories, as a recipe book or take notes. With DIY kits there is no worries about cutting paper! The journal is optional with the kit, but you will need it to make the cover, so, either buy it with us or go to Walmart and buy it there. Fabric is not included.

ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE! The instruction is a very clear PDF tutorial (eBook) with lots of pictures showing in details step by step to guide you through the whole process (it is not video, it's eBook), no steps missing, no guessing! Inside the kit you will find the password and easy directions to download the instruction to your computer. 

For making the cover you will need this kit, two coordinating fabrics (1 fat quarter each), glue (Glue-All from Elmer's), rotary cutter, cutting board, scissors, a small paint roller with tray, paint brush and masking tape. Embellishments like ribbons, elastics are optional materials.

Cartonnage tools (spatula, acrylic spacers and corner tool) will facilitate the process and give a better finishing for your project. Find them in the tools section of the shop. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Claudia Krider
Reusable Fabric Journal

This project was my first attempt at Cartonnage but it will not be my last. I have already ordered 2 more kits! I made this one as a birthday gift for my daughter and love the way it turned out. The process was fun, instructions and photos online were very clear, and the end result was not disappointing. Other than a few sticky fingers( I was a bit messy with the glue), there were no disasters! Thank you for this new craft and gift idea.

Jody Rupp
Journal cover

I love the kit! Was very easy to do, the directions were awesome!!!

carol townsend

Reusable fabric journal cover DIY kit, cartonnage kit 101, online instructions included

Geraldine Ahrens
Looks Easy Enough

I have not made the cover yet. The instructions look easy enough to read.

Rebecca H
Reusable Fabric Journal Cover

Kit was great, Everything went together with great precision.