Aren't these tiny notebooks adorable? I was cranking these out yesterday, stopping about every 5th one to stack them up and gaze admiringly like a goofball at the lot. Not even b/c they're my designs - just b/c I love stacks of neatly finished work!
These pocket-sized notebooks will be my tokens of appreciation for those who purchase my 2010 wall calendar. The underlying motivation for creating the calendar style as I did is organization. Now I don't have to scribble notes and phone numbers in the margins of our calendar b/c there's a big note-jotting section at the top of each month just for that purpose!
Carrying that theme over, I created these notebooks for purses and pockets - when you need a quick piece of paper to write a reminder or a number. How many times have you been reading a magazine at the doctor's office or salon - and you happen upon a website you want to remember...so you try rehearsing it 10 times, but you never remember it later? (Please don't tell me that's only me.)
To make a pocket-sized notebook, you'll need:
- 2 sheets of 8.5 x 11 plain paper or notebook paper
- 1 sheet cardstock, plain or printed with a design
- scissors or papercutter
- Cut paper into quarters that are 4.25" x 5.5". Do the same with the cardstock.
- Optional: trim corners with a round-edge papercutting tool.
- Stack 5-6 sheets of paper together, aligning them just so. Fold in half, crease hard. Repeat with cardstock.
- Unfold paper & cardstock. Stack with paper on bottom & cardstock on top, with design facing up.
- Hold stack tightly and staple 1" from each end on crease.
- Refold and recrease to keep it from popping open.
The designs I used are my orginal surface designs that I had on display at Printsource last January. I have a couple hundred of these big 11 x 17 printouts! They've been gnawing at my brain lately - sell scrap packs, make notecards, gift tags, notebooks, pillow boxes...something! Let me know if you have any ideas!
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