How To Make The Simplest Notebooks
Hi everyone! Today I want to show you how to make the simplest ever notebooks.
I'm still enjoying playing with my new 'Pink Grapefruit' papers. So I chose a fruity pattern, a ditsy pattern and a bold floral pattern from that Collection to make them.
These are the notepads I like to use when I make these. From The Range, they cost about £1.00 for 4. They are available in different sizes and they already have a pad of paper and a heavy backboard glued together. All I need to do is make them look pretty is make the front cover.
I'll show you how I do it : )
And the paper I'm printing on today to make my covers is Kodak Ultra Premium Photo Paper. It's a glossy, heavy weight paper, which has the weight of a lightweight card, but the flexibility of a paper. I think it's nice for notepads : )
You will need
You need two measurement to cut your cover, the length and the width.
First, measure the width across your notepad.
Second, measure your notepad from top to bottom, the depth down the edge and add 2"(5cm) to go down the back.
Cut your cover to this total length and width.
Next, at each side, mark the two points at which the cover will sit across the edge of your notepad ...
… and score two lines at these points.
You should now have a cover with three identifiable sections, and be able to fit it onto your notepad to see how it looks.
Apply adhesive to the section that will sit at the back of your notepad only …
… and stick it down.
Turn it around, and your notebook is finished.
Aren't they the simplest things to make? And they're great to give as gifts or to add to your stall at your local craft fayre : )