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File Folder Mini. Justafew ~ Tutorial EZ Mini Album with envelopes. Make an Art Journal By Recycling Greetings Cards: Tutorial Part I. Z-Fold Envelope Mini Album. The Basic Binding of Books: A Tutorial. The Basic Binding of Books: A Tutorial. I’ve been meaning to get into scrapbooking for years.

I’ve long admired the lovely pages of memories that friends and bloggers carefully create. Beautiful, artistic, meticulously-crafted books that record a life. It’s the ‘beautiful, artistic, meticulously-crafted’ bit that I’ve never been able to get my head around. I’m just not like that. I’m a ‘throw it against the wall and see if it sticks’ kinda gal. 53 Ideas for DIY Journals, Diaries, Smash Books and All the Extras ...

I'm lazy and I buy mine off the shelf but if you are inspired by crafting as well as journaling, there are plenty of ideas for DIY journals.

53 Ideas for DIY Journals, Diaries, Smash Books and All the Extras ...

Big or small, DIY journals are perfect for you or for gifts. Thinking Through Our Fingers: 12 Different Kinds of Journals to Keep. Junk Journal Flip by Zedlitz/ Composition Notebooks. Aged Envelope Junk Journal using Butterfly Kisses from EVG. Sassy Teen Junk Journal. Smash Book/Art Journal Ideas. How to bind your own Hardback Book : Glue the binding onto the folios. You are now going to make the heart of the book.

How to bind your own Hardback Book : Glue the binding onto the folios

You have made at least four of the eight sheet / 32 page folios and they need to be stuck together. Firstly , cut a piece of thin fabric to the same length as the page height and about five times the thickness of all the folios held together. Hold the folios tightly together and all lined up. How to bind your own Hardback Book. The art of book binding is an ancient craft, but actually it is not very difficult to do and with almost no practice you can get really awesome results.

How to bind your own Hardback Book

If you are on the lookout for fun craft projects or quick ways of making nice presents and gifts, then this could be the project for you. I know that there are other Instructables on the art of book binding but this project is meant to be a simple quick project that will give a very acceptable finish, and a book that looks like it has been professionally made, yet without the need for any special equipment. Bookbinding Fundamentals: Long-Stitch Leather Journal.

There are many different bindings that fall under the category of long-stitch, but most are distinguishable by long stitches that attach gatherings of folded pages (also called signatures) directly to the cover.

Bookbinding Fundamentals: Long-Stitch Leather Journal

This tutorial will take you through every step to stitching a simple long-stitch binding to a beautiful piece of leather. ScissorsBone folder4 sheets of 45.7cm x 61cm (18in x 24in) drawing paper or sketchbook paperSheet of leather 11.4cm x 28cm (8.5in x 11in)Waxed linen threadBook binding needleAwlRulerTriangle (or set square)Cutting matRotary cutter (optional)X-Acto knife or paper cutter With a paper cutter or X-Acto knife, cut the large drawing paper width-wise into three 18cm (7in) wide strips. Cut each strip down into four 10cm (4in) sheets. You should end up with 36 short grain pieces of paper. Cut the sheet of leather length-wise into a 10.5cm (approx 4 1/4in) wide strip. A signature is a gathering of two or more folded pages.

Place one signature inside the leather cover. Stab Bound Journal. Make a hand bound journal with elaborate side stitching for yourself or as a gift.

Stab Bound Journal

The stitching is a lot easier than it looks and is so much nicer to hold than a spiral bound edge. Supplies and Equipment – sharp utility knife and cutting surface BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE SHARP BLADE – rulers – drill with 1/16th inch bit OR a small paper punch BE VERY CAREFUL WITH POWER TOOLS – fancy cover paper – I used Cavallini Vintage Tickets Wrapping Paper – 20″ x 28″ – 1 sheet of 8.5×11 for endpapers (this can be fancy or the same paper as your pages) – 10 sheets of 8.5×11 paper for pages – 3 yards of embroidery floss – mat board – I used Crescent No. 33 White & Cream Smooth Mat Board – Yes Stikflat Glue.

Fathers Day Mini Album (part 2) How to make a 6 x 4 pocket mini album from start to finish. Vol.25: DIY: Roadtrip Journal. My very first DIY post.

vol.25: DIY: Roadtrip Journal

One of the many featured columns I plan to introduce to my super new blog! This is something I hope to incorporate on a slighty regular basis. :) I guess we will see how regular it does in fact turn out to be. * You should be able to click the pictures to enlarge them in a seperate window.* Some of you may have read my post last week about just getting back from a week and half long road trip. I love it all: charleston, s.c. I couldn't believe it!

i love it all: charleston, s.c.

My handsome, sexy, adoring, funny, makes-me-laugh, makes-me-cry, awesome DaDa to the kids and "Oh, so he really does listen to me" husband surprised me with a 4-day trip to Charleston, South Carolina for my 46th birthday this past March. And, he arranged for his Mom and Dad to wrangle the kids while we were gone. I know, I was impressed, too. This was our first trip alone together since our honeymoon 12 years earlier.

Can you believe it? As I do with my December Daily albums, I pre-assembled my pages before leaving on our road trip to Charleston, S.C. So, on to Day One. The inside cover has what is called a coin envelope, which was just the right size for our room key, with a "postmark" style stamp overlapping it that states, "WISH YOU WERE HERE. " The sticker on the back of the library card and on the room key envelope are downloads from The Givers Log and the free printables are here. I printed the e-mail my husband sent me. Lisbon Travel Journal. Smash Book Step-by-Step Tutorial. Junk Journal.