Trace a notebook onto a paper bag. Cut out the shape and use a glue stick to adhere it to the front of the notebook.
Cut shapes from the decorative papers and arrange them on the notebook, adhering them with a glue stick or glue dots.
3-D VERSION: To add dimension to your collage, bend up the edges of your shapes before gluing them to the cover. Use this method to create a flower with pop: glue petaled circles in a stack from largest to smallest.
MONOGRAM: Top your cover with simple cutouts of your recipient's initials.