these three books I made for my niece for Christmas. She's just turned 16 and loves writing and taking notes. I used the Speciality DSP Cocoa Christmas that was available only last month. I covered some heavy card with the DSP and then lined the back of the card with the paper I was using inside the book. Then I used the Bind-it-all to bind the sides on the big one and the top of the middles size one. For the round scallop one I used the Stampin' Up! Scallop Circle and the Big Shot machine. I put a heap of sheets thru at a time - which is the beauty of the Big Shot - up to 8 layers. I added a bit of taffeta ribbon in Real Red and they were nearly done.
On the round one I used the Tiny Tags set and the matching tag punch to just add the word 'friend' and on the middle one I used the Word Play set for the 'Imagine the possibility' embellishment. For the big one I wanted to the leave the outside plain, so she can use it for what ever she sees fit but I did put the stamp from Word Play 'go confidently in the direction of your dreams" as I thought it would be like a secret wish from me to her.