Happy interNational Scrapbooking Day, friends! While I'm not sharing a scrapbook layout today, I am sharing a little tutorial on creating your own notebooks to document your favorite memories in!
I started out by trimming one of the patterned papers to a 6x8" size. Using a bone folder, I made a seam down the center to make the fold easier. Since I don't have a long arm stapler, I used my normal Swingline stapler. Place your cover over your paper (I used 5 sheets), then open your stapler and place three staples along the spine.
Place your open book on a punch pad so the open staples can easily remain open.
Once you have your staples in the spine, flip the book over and use the bone folder (or another flat object) to fold the sides of the staples down.
Once your staples are in, fold your notebook in half. Using a craft knife and cutting mat, cut the excess paper from along the sides of the notebook. Make sure your notebook is closed during this step. If you cut the paper while it's open, once folded, the sheets will be different lengths.
The last step, and my personal favorite, is to decorate the outside of your notebook! I used a few simple pieces that will make this little thing perfect for documenting my favorite bestie memories!
This is also a great way to make your own traveler's notebook inserts! If you give this a try, be sure to share your photos with us on Instagram using the #FelicityJane hashtag!