Friday, 23 March 2018

Handmade Notebooks - From Scratch - Seriously!

I am a great fan of notebooks, I have dozens of the in all shapes and sizes, although I never seem to have on to hand when I need one. I am thinking the solution to this is to make my own!

I have a long reach stapler, so theoretically I can make any size, only limited by the size of the card and paper used to make them. But I want them to fit in a half wood stamp case, so I am looking at small notebooks. 

Handmade Notebook, Painted harvest, Myths and Magic, Pick a Pattern

The finished size is 3-1/4 x 4-1/2" (8 x 11cm), it is so cute. You can either make the cover with card, covered in Designer Series Paper, Stamped Cardstock, or Specialty Designer Series Paper, the choice is yours. Add your pages, (these do need to be quite a bit smaller on the long edge to allow for the fold) staple together and then add your ribbon and a stamped sentiment, and you are done!

These are perfect for children's party favours, Craft Fairs, Table Gifts at Crafty Workshops, the list goes on. And the only special equipment is the long reach stapler - mine was under £10 on Amazon and came with some staples.

Remember that until 31st March, you will get FREE items for every £45 order (if you spend £90 you can either choose 2 Items, or 1 of the new Level 2 Items!!!).

Until the end of March I am running a FREE Prize Draw for UK residents. If you sign up to my Newsletter between now and 31st March, you will be entered in the draw for a mini Craft Kit, with lots of lovely goodies in it including Notecards & Envelopes, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Embellishments. Please include your postal address if you wish to be entered into the Draw. Entry to the Draw is not open to under 18s or Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. Just complete the form at the very bottom of this page

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Cover - 6-1/2 x 4-1/2 (16 x 11cm) Score at 3-3/16 and 3-5/16 (7.8 and 8.2cm)
Pages 6 x 4-3/8" (15 x 10.5cm)


  1. How many sheets of copy paper work best?

    1. Hi Barbara, they are all different, there are about 10 sheets before I stapled them, so 20 pages, or so. Counting the number was not a priority. Lx