DIY Leopard Print Notebooks - Just in time for back to school. These little journals will help you keep you on track. Click through to make your own on Maritza Lisa!
How is your week going? I had pretty yucky morning where technology was not on my side. You know what made me feel better? This post. My creative outlet. Just a little reminder that I thank you every day for visiting and humoring my little DIYs here. So. How about these cute little DIY Leopard Print Notebooks? I have not done a back to school DIY yet, so I thought these little notebooks bundled up with cute pencils will make the smallest or biggest students a sweet gift. Read on to make your own!


The What

The How

  1. In Silhouette Studio, open your leopard pattern and create a rounded rectangle for the cover (4 in x 5 in)
  2. Place the pattern over the rectangle and crop so that it fills your rectangle. Create a white rectangle with a black border and place it on the right side of the patterned rectangle. Set only the outer rectangle to cut, then group. This will be your notebook cover
  3. Print and cut your notebook covers using cardstock settings
  4. Create smaller rounded rectangles (internal offset tool) for the pages and send to cut using copy paper settings
  5. Staple the cover and pages for each book

Use your Silhouette to make these DIY Leopard Print Notebooks - Just in time for back to school! These little journals will help you keep you on track. Click through to make your own on Maritza Lisa!

All you need to do now is bundle them up with pretty string and send them off! Which pattern did you use? I have plans for the pink one….
DIY Leopard Print Notebooks - Just in time for back to school. These little journals will help you keep you on track. Click through to make your own on Maritza Lisa!

DIY Leopard Print Notebooks - Just in time for back to school. These little journals will help you keep you on track. Click through to make your own on Maritza Lisa!

DIY Leopard Print Notebooks - Just in time for back to school. These little journals will help you keep you on track. Click through to make your own on Maritza Lisa!

Looking for some more inspiration? Take a look at my other Silhouette projects.

8 thoughts on “DIY Leopard Print Notebooks

  1. Sue W

    Loved this pro Je t Maritza and thought it would make a great addition to my Travellers Notebook. TRouble was when I opened any of the files in my software the backgrounds were all green and not very nice……..what did I do wrong do you think? The files looked file opened on my Mac desktop 😱

    1. Maritza Post author

      Oh no! Sorry they did not open correctly, Sue. Do you have any other graphic software to open it with? If so, try opening it in the other software and saving it again so that you get the right colors. Let me know how it goes!

      1. Sue W

        Thanks for your help Maritza! I opened the files in Photoshop Elements. Had to change the colour file type before I was able to open them and re-save . Once that was done I was able to open the files in Silhouette!
        I now have a pink leopard print TJ notebook 🙂

        1. Maritza Post author

          Oh yay, Sue! So happy – the pink leopard is my personal fave… I’m sure your notebook looks super cute and sassy! xoxoxox

  2. Rose

    These are too cute. I love them actually. So you cut the paper on your silhouette as well? One sheet at a time? That’s genius. Making books by hand is tedious!

  3. Torrie

    Super cute. I need to make a few of these for my purse. Thanks for including dimensions and mini tutorial!

    1. Maritza Post author

      So happy you like them, Torrie! They are perfect for jotting don little notes on the go! Let me know how they turn out! xoxoxox

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