I think these would be very sweet for a pre-teen to throw in the front pocket of those ridiculously huge backpacks they have to carry. I purposefully left the paper blank so that it could be colored in by it's owner! I think the binder clip is a really useful embellishment as well!
It's lined inside so I think it would be nice (and unique) to use as a homework assignment book.
And yes, I intended on leaving a border of the classic black and white specks showing. ;) I wasn't trying to cover up a crafter's mistake! he he he...
And my absolute FAVORITE are the skull and crossbones and heart rub-on embellishments from Love, Elsie. Sweet yet a little sassy...
Cardstock: SU! Real Red, Bashful Blue and Pretty In Pink, Love, Elsie Designer Paper in Math Class
Embellishments: Mini composition notebooks and Binder clips (Staples), SU! Ribbon in Real Red and Lt. Pink, Misc light blue ribbon from ACM, Rub-ons from Love, Elsie.