One of the best things about paper crafting is turning a simple thing into something so much more...weather transforming a picture frame, glass jar, or even a plain piece of cardboard...this is where the MAGIC happens for me. It doesn't need to be something amazing, but something special and useful or attractive.
Here are some posts in the BLOG all about this (most ideas I have been inspired by others...which is GREAT!)
A Planning Journal:
from a compostion notebook to a custom planning notebook