One of the swap paper projects that my sister (Fran), our friend (Abby) and I did a couple of years ago were altered books/scrapbooks for each other.
This is the one that I made for Fran.
My goal was to make it more than just a graphic collage, as most of my projects have been. I wanted it to be read, not just looked at.
And once again, my theme involved found (or re-purposed) materials. They included:
church bulletin cover
used postage stamps
old poster board
scraps leftover from a previous 4th of July project
and a few shiny stars and rubber stamps