Friday, August 12, 2016

Mini Notebooks

Hello! Suzanne here with a tutorial on making mini notebooks with your Lawn Fawn stamps and designer papers! These are a great size to tuck into a school binder, pocket, purse, or planner:


Here's a look at the supplies you'll need. I cut the sheets of paper for the covers measuring 3.25 inches wide by 5.5 inches high. (Most of the paper I have on hand is 6" x 6", so I used two smaller sheets instead of a larger single sheet.) The notebook pages are cut to 7 inches wide by 5.5 inches high

A full list of supplies used in this project can be found on my blog.


I used three strips of solid washi tape for the binding to secure the cover pages together. The first strip attached the two pieces, and the second and third pieces overlapped the first. I trimmed the extra tape so that it was even with the edges. I left a 0.25 inch space between the two pieces before adding the tape.


As you'll see in the pictures below, I placed an eraser under the spine/binding and opened the stapler when I used it. The staple prongs stay open. To save my fingers and nails when I closed them, I used a brad setter tool to do the work. Unless you have a large desk stapler, using a small stapler while it's open will allow you to place the stapler exactly where you need it.


This is what the notebooks look like after they are assembled and before they are decorated. 


Here's a look at the finished, decorated notebooks. I didn't add any dimensional embellishments because the notebooks are designed to slip into a pocket or purse, and it would be easy for dimensional decorations to pop off with repeated use.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will be inspired to make some mini notebooks of your own! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and be sure to join us on Monday for a new Lawnscaping Challenge!


5 comments:

  1. Lovely project! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Fast and easy bookbinding - I love it!

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  3. Gorgeous, I'll start making some for the Xmas stockings Thanks for sharing.

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