I've used a Basically bare 2 rings chipboard binder that is really easy to cover and embellish. I started with covering the binder with fabric adhering it to the binder with fabric adhesive. Then I sprayed it with color sprays to add some color. I also stamped the binder with two colors of distress ink: blue and green.
I embellished it with modeling paste with a swirl pattern and added flowers and leaves.
On the inside I adhered patterned paper and tied a lace ribbon for a final touch and to hide the binder mechanism a little.
Now all I need to do is make my resolutions and make them happen!!
Have fun creating!