My homemade notebook cover with Cricut Joy

Fast & Easy Notebook Cover with Cricut Joy

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Let’s talk creative notebook covers! Have you thought about different ways that you can decorate a notebook with your Cricut? It’s perfect for your business, school, or as an agenda. The Pinterest Challenge was a perfect time to give it a try.

It’s time for the July Pin Challenge! The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month’s challenge is a free month to create any pin that you want. The pin I chose was this pin.

Adhesive backed paper to decorate a notebook cover to have a homemade notebook

Vinyl, iron on, they’ve all been used to create a DIY notebook cover with Cricut, but I’m going to use something new. The Cricut Joy Self Adhesive Paper. is perfect for a homemade notebook cover. You can be as creative as you want in Cricut Design Space and it’s mess free and requires no glue, heat press or transfer paper to add it to the notebook. Really fast and easy right?

Don’t get me wrong, I love vinyl and iron on, but the new Cricut Joy adhesive backed paper definitely makes some paper crafts a lot easier and it requires less supplies. The adhesive paper was easy to apply and I did have to move the cover piece a little and I had no problems doing that.

Supplies for using Cricut Joy Adhesive Paper

Supplies for DIY Notebook with Cricut Joy Adhesive Backed Paper

Cricut Joy™ Adhesive-Backed Deluxe Paper, JGoode Designs Always Spring
Notebook- similar to mine
Cricut Joy (Buy on Cricut/Buy on Amazon)
Cricut Joy™ LightGrip Mat, 4.5″ x 12″

Let’s Create a Fast and Easy Notebook Cover with Cricut Joy

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In Cricut Design Space™, create your notebook cover design. You can use images, shapes, or a quote (just to name a few) to decorate your notebook cover.

Cricut Design Space design for the DIY notebook cover

For my creative notebook, I’m using CTMH on the side with a heart at the top and bottom. The majority of the notebook is covered with a pretty floral sheet that I just cut using the lines on the back of the paper and added to the notebook.

Cricut Joy cutting the Cricut Adhesive backed paper to make a DIY notebook cover with Cricut

I sized my cover design and cut it with my Cricut Joy. Here is a full tutorial for cutting Cricut Joy Adhesive Paper. You must use the Cricut Joy light grip mat and the back of the paper goes on the mat with the design facing towards you.

Cricut Adhesive Paper on the notebook cover

Then peel and stick your design to your notebook. Remember I said fast and easy? It sure is.

Creating the DIY Notebook cover with Cricut Adhesive Paper

Now you have a one of a kind notebook cover with cool paper that was easily made in under 15 minutes (I’m not including the time to design it because well that could be awhile).

All the pretty Cricut always spring adhesive backed paper

The purples, pinks, yellows, blues just speak to me and are so vibrant, pretty and lively.

My homemade notebook cover with Cricut Joy

For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosts, check out the links below ↓

My PinterventuresCookies Coffee and Crafts
Farm Girl ReformedSlices of Life Domestic Deadline
Decorate and More with TipPurple Hues and Me
Life Beyond KitchenWhite Arrows Home
Mom Home GuideMy Family Thyme

Sew Crafty CrochetSum Of Their Stories Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After

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Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.