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How to make a staple-free matchbook notepad.

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. Cut cardstock into 9" lengths and whatever width you desire. Cut sheets of paper into 4-1/4" lengths and the same width as you chose for your cardstock. Make a 5/8 - 3/4" creased fold on one end of your cardstock. Tuck a stack of 10 pieces of paper into the fold. Sew or handstitch across this edge, leaving a 3/8" seam allowance. Tip: I experimented with various thread weights and needle sizes. Fold opposite edge of cardstock over the paper, aligning fold with edge of paper. Tuck the edge of your cardstock under the lip of your sewn edge. The stitching serves as a perforation for your paper - so you can tear sheets out if you like! These are so simple and fun - try it out! Related:  DIY

How to bind papers without staples or clips [2] 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!] DIY Bookbinding By Arounna Khounnoraj of bookhou I wanted to do a project using some vintage wallpaper I had kicking around. If you like, this project is also good for recycling and reusing some other types of papers. This project is fun and fast and makes great gifts or for your own use. what you need: -paper for the cover (I used wallpaper - you can experiment with different weights and thickness) -small piece of craft paper (2.5 x 5 in.) for the spine -recycled bond paper for the inside of the book (cut to 4 x 5 in.) approx 60 sheets -cutting mat -exacto knife -two large clips -two pieces of thin wood 1 x 6 in. step 1: after your paper has been cut to size stack the papers together with the covers on the outside - place the two pieces of wood on the outside and place a clip on the top. step 2: place another clip on the side and proceed to brush the glue on the edge of the book. it's good to let it dry in between layers - I put on four layers. done - enjoy - make lots for yourself or as gifts.

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. I hope you enjoy making and using them as much as I have. Table of Contents: Page 1. Materials Needed: 24 sheets of paper 8.5 x 11 inches (use 20# bond at first then you can try other types of paper) One 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of a "special" paper . Tools Needed: A bookbinders needle . Step 1. Take a sheet of your paper, t-square, triangle and pencil and mark your cut lines as shown. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5.

Bound books Book binding can seem intimidating because it usually requires specialized tools and costly supplies. This is an easy and inexpensive way to bind books—and it requires minimal specialized tools. Plus you can make these books any size you want. Many thanks to Jessie for helping me refine the design! How to make mini bound books Supplies 12- by 12-inch decorative sheet of paper (or fabric, wallpaper, etc.) cereal box glue stick string or embroidery floss ribbon at least 5 sheets of white paper one sheet of heavyweight paper (cover stock or card stock) Tools tapestry needle 1/8-inch round hole punch scissors or paper cutter ruler bone folder or X-Acto knife pencil 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

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. 11.Now cut two pieces of card stock that measure 5 x 8 inches. Fold them each in half with the bone folder. These will be the end papers for the book.12.Take the vinyl material and cut a 11 by 5.25 inch piece.

Upcycled Journal From Book Old Book + Recycled Paper = New Journal! As part of the Elmer's Holiday Memories Campaign* through Social Fabric, I had the opportunity to create an easy, affordable last minute holiday gift using my favorite Elmer's and X-ACTO products, and requiring only one quick stop at our local Walmart! With all the homework, music lessons, karate and dance classes, school performances, cookie exchanges and all the other holly jolly of the season, there's been little time to shop, let alone craft! I started with something most people have around their home -- an old book. Nearly everything else I needed came from a single section of the craft aisle at Walmart: The tools will see me through years of projects, and only a small amount of the adhesives were used to make my 10 journals. Then it was just a hop, skip and a jump over to the office supplies aisle for recycled paper and large binder clips. Here's how it's done... Upcycled Book Journal (broken down for 1 journal) Supplies/Materials: Tools: A pencil

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: * 1. * 2. * 3. * 4. * 5. * 6. To make the cover: * 1. Make a little mark at the center of each side of your paper (4.25 inches on center). On each side of those center marks, draw three lines paralleling each other (6 lines total): 5/16”, 5/8”, 13/16” inch from the center mark. * 3. * 4. * 5. * 6. * 8. * 9. * 10.

Cereal Box Books Photos and Post By Emelie Sanders. When Momma takes us to the bookstore we each get a book; sometimes two–it depends on her mood, really. Usually, I take the longest time. I have already made just about every book except the “Cake Box Book”. I highly recommend reading all the way through before starting. First, we need supplies. » a box of some kind (take into consideration the size) » paper (I used 100% recycled, lined paper I tore from an old notebook) » a ruler (a foot long ruler is long enough, I assure you) » a pen » needle » thread (waxed linen is the best, but I used floss due to a shortage of waxed linen) » an envelope (this is optional, I like using it as a pocket inside) » a hammer » a thin nail » some kind of banging platform (piece of 4×4 or just a piece of wood) » graph paper The first step is the only step I messed up on. Open the bottom and cut a slit on the side you do NOT want as your spine. Do not do what I did. Then, cut off the leftover pieces. Now for the sewing part.

Patchwork Book Projeto elaborado para a revista Mãos que Criam. Creating Colorful Bookcovers bySusan MyersonAugust 2, 2012 With school time just around the corner, I came up with a school craft project that incorporates brightly colored paper. After all, a long school day could certainly use some sunshine! I created fun book covers using the technique called Iris Folding! The plan was to revamp the old version of the book cover. For this project I used: Several sheets of different colors of bright colored cardstock A paper grocery bagGlue StickTacky GlueScissors Begin by cutting your paper bag open as shown, and then cut off the bottom flap, so that you have one large sheet of paper. With printed side of the grocery bag up, place the book on top and fold down the top and bottom edges of the paper to match the top and bottom of the book. Fold one end of the paper and slide the front cover of the book into the open end until the edge of the cover meets your fold. Close the book and crease the other end of the paper where the edge of back cover meets it. Pages: 1 2 3

Make A Journal Make a hand bound journal with elaborate side stitching for yourself or as a gift. 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 or other archival glue that leaves paper flat – heavy object to use as a weight – waxed paper – cutting/hole punch template – click here to download – thin cotton or linen fabric (optional) – needle with an eye large enough to fit embroidery floss – brush for glue Stitch down through the next hole.