DIY Notebook


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8.25” x 8.5” printed cardstock – double-sided
10 – 15 qty. 8.25” x 8.5” copy weight paper or similar for pages
Embellishments – stickers, stamps etc. for cover
Stapler that can open flat
Old magazine or similar to staple on
Martha Stewart Score Board 30103578

WeR Corner Chomper (.25” & .5”) 30100132
Small binder clips

NOTE: You can make your notebook any size; this size is similar to the popular Midori Traveler’s Notebook style.


1. Place the printed cardstock on the MSC Score board with the 8.5” edge along the top. Score at the 4.25” midpoint. Do the same for the copy weight papers.

2. Assemble the notebook by placing the printed cardstock on top of the stack of copy weight paper. Make sure to carefully align all of the edges. Tip: Clip one side of the stack with small binder clips to keep the pages from moving.

3. Place the stack on an old magazine. Open up the stapler so that you can staple the stack. Staple on the scored center line of the printed cardstock cover. Staple at the midpoint and 1” from the top and bottom for a total of three staples.

4. Fold notebook closed. Decorate the cover is you desire. Use the WeR Corner Chomper to round the corners if you desire.

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