I used a lot of retired products making this and will likely continue as I try to use up paper and ribbons that are no longer with us! The stamp "Imagine the Possibilities" is going to be the consistent theme through the 8 notebooks I am making. When I was making these I literally covered a composition book from Target. I attached the ribbon using sticky strip to make sure it was secure. Going forward I won't "pop" anything up since the plan is to use them all year.
I also make a matching pen to go with the notebook, I am still trying to decide if I will make a "pen holder" off the side of the notebook. I think I probably will since as teachers we never seen to have a pen when we need it. My thought is that we can take these to the meetings during the "welcome back" week and then use them during the year at our weekly meetings! I have big plans to make something matching to go with them, but we shall see if that actually happens! :)