DIY: Easy Like Sunday Morning: No. 8

March 23, 2014

Easy Like Sunday Morning: Folded Notecard Notebooks | Damask Love

Easy DIY Neon Glitter Tags | Damask LoveWith all the notebook hoarding I’m doing around here, you’d think my last name was Hemingway. You’d think that I wrote feverishly about terribly important topics. Neither of those apply to me. I just like notebooks …and more often than not, I just put them on a shelf to look pretty… because we all know that if you actually use a pretty notebook, you’ll be sucked into a special kind of hell where you’re forced to listen to the vapid internal monologue of Kim Kardashian. And no one wants that sort of life sentence.

Ever since I did my series on bookbinding – I’ve been on a rampage when it comes to handmade notebooks and today I’ve got a super simple project that fits right in. These are so easy to do that you can use them up with no worries because it’ll only take you a few more minutes to create a new batch…thereby avoiding that whole Kardashian thing.Easy Like Sunday Morning: Folded Notecard Notebooks | Damask Love

Easy Like Sunday Morning: Folded Notecard Notebooks | Damask LoveA note about supplies: You’ll have most of these supplies on hand already – but there’s a good chance you don’t own a paper piercing pad. The purpose of the piercing pad is to offer a soft surface when stapling the fold of your notebook. You can also you fun foam or ever a couple of layer of corrugated cardboard should work fine.

You’ll also need a craft knife for this project, which is not pictured above. Easy Like Sunday Morning: Folded Notecard Notebooks | Damask Love

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Easy Like Sunday Morning: Folded Notecard Notebooks | Damask LoveI can promise you this – you are going to want to make a ton of these. The folded notecards from Lawn Fawn are my current favorite since they are 100lb weight, making them sturdy for a notebook cover. Generally speaking, a pre-folded card will be a bit sturdier and thicker than regular cardstock or patterned paper – which makes a card more ideal.

Once you’ve pumped out a few of these, you can use our lesson on easy chalkboard tags to create simple embellishments & labels on the notebook cover.Easy Like Sunday Morning: Folded Notecard Notebooks | Damask Love Easy Like Sunday Morning: Folded Notecard Notebooks | Damask Love

Easy Like Sunday Morning: Folded Notecard Notebooks | Damask Love

Easy Like Sunday Morning: Folded Notecard Notebooks | Damask Love

Easy Like Sunday Morning: Folded Notecard Notebooks | Damask Love

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16 thoughts on “Easy Like Sunday Morning: No. 8”

  1. Cool!!!!!!! I am digging the ease of making these notebooks. I followed your advise from the bookbinding series and went to Office Depot to have them cut my copy paper. I also had them cut several packages of cardstock since I have so much. These would make wonderful gifts for an Easter basket. Thanks for the inspiration! 😉

  2. I’ve always wanted to know how to staple something that is too wide to fit in the stapler. Now I know; you’re a genius! Thanks for all your lovely ideas.

  3. Awesome idea, Ashley. What is the max number of sheets of paper you can put in one notebook before it won’t lay properly?
    I have some note cards that are perfect for this project!
    Thanks for your amazing ideas
    Susan

  4. What a great idea! I just made 2 of them in less than half an hour! I didn’t have any pre folded notecards, but I do have plenty of 12 x 12 card stock and it worked very well. I will use them for pen pal letters instead of notes, I think. I will be making more of these very soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

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