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C’est La Vie: Spiral Notebook

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When it comes to taking notes, I’m old fashioned. I’d much rather collect my thoughts on paper with a pen than type them out on a laptop or in an app on my phone. I keep a few notebooks for note-taking, and one of them is for quotes that I come across and find to be inspirational in some way. I enjoy my notebook so much that I decided to turn the C’est La Vie notebook into a quote book for a dear friend, complete with embellishments and artsy touches.

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I decided on a topic for each section of the notebook and labeled the tabs accordingly.

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I gathered quotes from my Words board on Pinterest, papers and embellishments from the C’est La Vie collection, and began filling pages in each section.

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Most quotes I wrote out by hand, but some I typed and added to the mini file folders.

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I loved layering acetate 3×4 cards over strips of patterned paper. Sometimes I simply layered pieces of washi tape.

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A little bit of ink splatter and gold thread from page to page give it an artsy touch.

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I plan to gift wrap the notebook (with C’est La Vie papers and embellishments, of course!) and send it to my friend. She can continue to fill out the rest of the pages with inspirational thoughts and quotes she finds.

What will you do with your notebook? Happy creating!

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