Hi! Julie here. While wandering around a home styling store recently, I saw the cutest little notebooks and, although they weren’t expensive, I knew I could create something similar using my digi supplies.
I haven’t personalized mine, but if you did, they’d make great little gifts for friends, maybe even stocking fillers if you’re ready to think that far ahead! They’re quick and easy to do and chances are you already have all the supplies needed for this project.
In addition to your Digikit (I used Sunshiny Day by Karen Lewis) you will need:
- 10 sheets of regular printer paper
- Some PVA glue and a paint brush
- Two bulldog clips
- Some kind of fastener (I used a brad along with an adhesive magnet but Velco would work too)
- 1 sheet heavy weight double sided printer paper
First, trim the 10 sheets of printer paper into 6 equal sized pieces. If you are using European sized A4 paper you should end up with 60 pieces of paper sized 9.9 x 10.5 cm.
NOTE: if your printer cannot handle non standard sized paper you will need to cut your paper to size after printing.
In your software create some notebook pages using different papers and elements from the kit. The Sunshiny Day kit had some ready made journaling spots which I was able to resize and recolour to fit my pages. I created 10 different pages. If you need to cut your paper to size after printing, you would print six notebook pages on one sheet of paper.
Once your pages have been printed, hold them upside down and tap against your work surface to make sure they are evenly aligned. Use the bulldog clips to keep them together.
Paint the top edges of your pages with good dollop of PVA glue. Then set aside to dry.
Once the glue has dried you will have a little tear off notepad.
The next step is to print and score a double sided, wrap around cover for your notepad. Using the heavy weight double sided paper print your chosen papers and trim to the width of your notepad. Measure and score the wrap around cover. From the bottom edge I scored at 10.8, 11.7, 22.5 and 23.3 cm. If you like you can use dies to cut a decorative edge for the front of the cover and ink round the edge as I have done.
Using some strong glue, adhere the top edge of your notepad to the corresponding edge of the cover. I used a hot glue gun for this part. Finally add your fastener and your cute little pocket notebook is complete.
If you give this tutorial a try, I’d love to see your notebooks so please come back and link me up in the comments section so I can leave you some love!
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