Been having fun making mini journals for my Etsy store. I take small composition books that I get at the dollar store. Then I reduce down my art works or vintage post cards and make lots of envelops and tags and add them to the journals to make them fun. I make the covers with left over designer paper like Graphic 45.
The journals above with the flaps are attached with velcro dots or could be done with mini magnets. I add a string or ribbon with beads to make the book marks. I save some of the cards I receive and cut out the illustrations that I like. The Paris embellishment on the notebook above came from a card I received and just could not throw away.
These inexpensive journals would make an easy project for school children as well as a personalized notebook to keep in your purse or backpack.