This past week I decided to join a month long journaling challenge called 30 days of lists. And I finished my little book to keep my lists just in the nick of time.
I've been wanting to play with book binding techniques, and I have a bunch of 5 by 7 cards left over from my mini travel journal that I created earlier this summer. So, I pulled together a few supplies, and created this eight folio book.
The supplies: random stamps and ink, washi tape, 5x7 kraft note cards, blank 4x6 index cards, thread and a needle (not shown).
The kraft note cards are very thick, so I kept each one as an individual folio. Eight cards is just enough for thirty pages inside (using all the fronts and backs, including the back of the cover page). I measured and marked locations for three holes in each of the folios (at 1.5 inches from each edge, and the middle at 3.5 inches) and stitched the folios together. I did my own thing stitching them together, and it seems to have worked. I added some washi tape for the cover binding.
I finished the cover picking a few stamps and adding my title.
I plan to write my lists for each day on plain 4x6 index cards and using washi tape to attach them to the pages. I may decorate the index cards as I go, but for now I'm keeping it super simple.
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