I picked up a set of 8 mini notebooks for $2 from Big Lots the other day. They look like a million bucks after a bit of stamping :) The notebook itself is stamped with hearts, then I added the ribbon to the binding for a fun look. The image is attached with a "sleeve" that holds that whole thing together (simply remove ... and toss, if you must) to use it!
The throw away part? Much of the ribbon came from a random bag of stuff I got from a retreat - I often end up throwing these bits and pieces away. All the paper was from my scrap drawer as well.
I am swapping these out for other Valentine's Day-themed items, but I have two left. I think they'll make great teachers' gifts for my son.
The toucan from A Toucan of My Love stamp set is one of my absolute favorites. It's just so darn clever.
Recipe: stamps from Stampin' Up, ink from Staz-On and Memento, other from Copic, Michaels, and miscellaneous.