I'm really honoured to be the guest host at TGIF this week, where the theme is books, also one of my favourite themes as I love to use book pages in my work.
I made a matchbook notebook like this for my second piece in this months stamping contrasts article in craft stamper magazine, but as it was my second piece I didn't really get much space to explain how I did it, so I thought I would include full instructions here if anyone is interested.
materials: card, paper, trimmer, scorer, stapler, adhesive
trim a strip from the card (size isn't really important, it depends how big you want your notebook to be)
score 3 small strips of equal size.
fold up as shown
bend down the cover so that it overlaps the fold a little, not all the way as you need to allow room for stapling.
cut paper smaller than the cover for pages
open out and lay pages so they lie against the first score line, on the right side of the card (i.e. the side that will show on the outside of the book)
staple in place
the staples should be close to the bottom of the page (gives more room for the cover.) do not worry about stapling neatly, you will not see the staples
turn over and apply adhesive to back of first scored bit
fold up so the adhesive sticks this bit down.
you can now close the notebook and decorate at will
(all stamps on TGIF piece by non-sequitur)
2 days ago