I’m due for a notebook tutorial, don’t you think? It’s been a while since we made these and I wanted to revive you notebook obsession with a super simple craft. I also need to introduce you to your new best friend. The We R Memory Keepers StapleBoard is the coolest little tool! It allows you to staple anywhere on the page…anywhere! Try doing that with a regular stapler. It won’t happen.
As soon as I got my mitts on this tool, I knew what had to be done. A notebook had to be made. It was the only right thing to do. And now, I’m sharing this simple project with you.
Fold the computer paper in half
Fold the scrapbook paper in half
Slide the patterned paper into the fold of the computer paper
Remove all the parts of the StapleBoard
Use the alignment guides to align the fold of the papers
Open the fold and place the magnetic holder onto the StapleBoard. This will keep your paper snuggly in place
Place your stapler into the magnetic holder and staple away! Place a few staples down the fold
Open the folded notebook to expose the center
Use scissors to trim away the bottom portion of the fold, as shown.
Fold up the two pockets
Use a craft knife to trim away the edge of the book. This will even out the paper and give you a clean edge.
Use a tape runner to tape down the edge of the folders
And if you want to watch a video on how this project comes together, visit the Damask Love Facebook page for 60 seconds of notebook making! You can also watch me TODAY, Monday, June 6 at 3pm on HSN as I demo fun little tool. You’ll be able to snag the StapleBoard Bundle for only $17.95.