Saturday, August 31, 2013

30 Days of Lists...

Hello again!  It's nearly autumn - my favorite season of the year.  With the days cooling and growing shorter I'm re-energized.

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.
I'm excited to see what lists the authors have come up with, and to use this technique to document my life today. 

Thanks for visiting!


Debi Rice said...

Have my today's done!
Enjoying the process.... completely!

Simplicity is a good thing.. I may have decided too much... might have to paint pages ahead! LOL! and I sewed the first, by hand.... I might have to revisit glue sticks!

Carol L said...

This looks like a fun project - can't wait to see it come to life with your lists :)

Diane said...

Very fun project.

Regards diane