“In Color” Mini Composition Books

I’m lovin’ our new In Colors. Each day I have a new favorite. At first it was Mint Macaron. Now I think it’s Watermelon Wonder. Or is it Tip Top Taupe? I can’t decide!

redbookYou know I love to make inexpensive gifts. These mini composition books, measuring  only 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″, came three to a pack at the dollar store. Aren’t they cute? They’re made with Stampin’ Up!’s new In Colors, our new Hostess stamp set A Whole Lot of Lovely and the now-retired Sophisticated Serifs stamp set (see EDIT below for alternatives). With hand-stamped covers and a ribbon bookmark, these “minis” become “magnificent!”



Best Bundle Bargain for the Buck
The 2015-2016 In Color Cardstock and Pad Kit (#138358) is a great deal! In the kit you get all five ink pads plus four each of all five colors in cardstock for a mere $32.50. In essence, the 20 pieces of cardstock are FREE because purchasing just the five ink pads individually would cost $32.50! Who wouldn’t purchase the new In Color Cardstock and Pad Kit?

Which adhesive is best?
If you’re covering a full-size notebook that will be handled a lot, I suggest Fast Fuse Adhesive or our new Tear and Tape Adhesive. These are super-strong adhesives that will stand up to everyday wear and tear. However, these two adhesives don’t have any give so you need to be sure that your placement of the cardstock on the notebook covers is exactly where you want it – the first time.

EDIT – – The Sophisticated Serifs stamp set is no longer available. This wonderful letter set was featured in our Occasions Catalog which expired on June 2nd. Alternatives for monogramming these mini composition books would be the Back to Basics Alphabet set (#133742) or the Little Letters Thinlits (#133730).

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7 thoughts on ““In Color” Mini Composition Books

  1. Hi Amy, I am a customer who signed up to your blog. Since I did I have not been able to print anything you have done. Example, I tried to print the little composition books and all I get is a bunch of writing all down the page. Can you help me. I am wondering if I signed up wrong. Thanks, Marilyn Doubrava 302-698-6399 Maddy65@comcast.net.


    • Marilyn, what is it that you’re trying to print? The picture? Tap on the picture to open it. Then try to “Save Image As” to your desktop. See if you can print it from there.


  2. AMY ! Such a great video ! I love that you give such often overlooked details when putting items like this together ! I love the Dollar Tree ….and I have some of these little comp books that I love love to decorate .
    I also really like the new In Colors and you have given me some inspiration in using my new card stock !


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