How to bind papers without staples or clips  Lately my new found alternative to hold 2 or 3 sheets, usually printed articles or clippings of all sorts, is to dab a little glue or paste double-sided tape at the corner of each page.
Both ways work out great! Next I came across this clever tip for making a simple booklet without needing even glue, tape or thread! The method consists of 2 parts. Here are my jots: Part 1 (the base): fold paper in half. Part 2: fold a new sheet in half and unfold. I made a blank notebook with a fancy (and thicker) cover at the front and back. [Check out part 3!] Cereal Box Notepad – Crafting a Green World. A stitched notebook. I first learned of Kelly through Nicole of Garden Mama, when she established The Wellness Tree.
At that time, our family made an ornament for Kelly's wellness tree. I was extremely sad to read Nicole's announcement that Kelly had lost her battle with cancer.I never knew Kelly or her family, but cancer has touched the lives of many people close to me, of all ages. I thought of all of them as I read about Kelly's death. And I thought most of her son, Ari, who will never fully and independently know his mom. His loss made my heart ache most especially. So when Nicole called on the blogging community to make a little something for Ari and/or Kelly's husband, Matt, I felt compelled to make something for Ari. I made a crayon caddy for Ari using fallen eucalyptus, just I have done in the past. And I thought he needed a little notebook to color in, so I made one. To make your own stitched notebook:
How to make a staple-free matchbook notepad. In an effort to use up the damaged & small surplus of 2010 calendars I have on-hand, I've been experimenting with ways to repurpose them.
These matchbook notepads were this week's project. They are easy to make .... and adorable ... and completely practical. I'll be making these to drop into my customers' packages as a token of thanks. The paper is from the offcuts of my shipping labels. Make Your Own Moleskine-Like-Notebook. What we'll make: Your very own Moleskine-like-notebook/journal/sketchbook. The one we'll be making is 3.5 x 5.5 x .5 inches. I use this size because it fits nicely into my back or front pants pocket. Strangely enough it is also the same size as the Moleskine notebook. For the pages we'll be using 20# bond paper (the same paper you use in your copier and inkjet printer). Don't be put off by the many steps involved. This particular notebook was developed over many years of feeble attempts to organize my thoughts, appointments and small sketches. Piratecore: How to make a Soft Cover Wrap Around Notebook. How it was done:1.Cut the 25 sheets of paper to 5 x 8 inches.
Put them into 5 stacks, with 5 sheets in each stack.2.Using the bone folder, fold each of the stacks in half.3.Using the sewing machine on the widest stitch setting, sew down the center of the crease on each of the five plies.4.This is what each of the piles will look like. 5.Fold the pages in half again and pile them up neatly, with the sewn side facing out.6.Using a press, or something to keep the pile of sewn papers together, put an old board on either side of the pile and insert it all into the press.7.You can see here the paper clamped inside of the press with the two pieces of scrap board on either side.8.With a brush, spread a generous amount of glue across the paper. Notebook. Here's another DIY project from our sweet friend, Sasha - from the The Gilded Bee.
Be sure to check out her awesome shop full of handmade packaging lovelies. Thanks for being here with us Sasha! I'm delighted to share my book tutorial with you today: Supplies you’ll need to make this project: • One—8.5 x 5.5 sheet of cardstock • One---1/2 x 3 inch piece of cardstock or paper • Two---2 5/8 x 3 1/8 inch pieces of cardboard, chipboard or matboard (not corrugated) • Hot glue gun and glue sticks • 25---3 x 5 inch ruled or blank index cards • Two---3 x 5 inch sheets cardstock • 2 rubber bands • Pencil • ¼ inch wide Ribbon: One-6 inch piece, plus two-1 inch pieces To make the page block: