Our granddaughter has a birthday coming up. When I was her age my parents gave me a journal to
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to make a birthday card for this wonderful grandchild who lives too far away. And then I thought: why not make her a tiny journal in eight colors. So I did.
Heavy card stock was printed with a line to make writing easier. (I used the second template on the website that was called "Wide Ruled Lined Paper 8.7 mm"). I then cut the paper in half horizontally and used an awl to punch holes along the spine. I had previously used binder's clips to hold the pieces of paper tightly and evenly together. I used four sheets twice to make two signatures to bind. When punching the holes with the awl, I placed the pages face down on a thick telephone book and then punched out the five holes for each signature, and then I measured the width of the two signatures and then made a spine on the heavy blue dot embossed cover stock. I used baker's twine to bind with.
It turned out okay. Not fabulous, but okay. It is certainly use-able.
Below the two signatures and the lined pages are clearly visible.
It was also fun to make the envelope. I have decided to make envelopes with the envelope punch board for all cards in the future. We R Memory Keepers blog is a good one to visit... The postmistress is very agreeable to pretty envelopes as long as the address is clearly seen.