Hey ya'll! It's Amanda here to wrap up my guest spot for August. I have really enjoyed creating some fun things, and this project is a bit different. I'm sure many of you are owners of a Traveler's Notebook or similar method of planning or journaling. Because I love the papers so much in the October Afternoon collections, I thought it would be fun to create a few personalized notebooks for use in a Traveler's Notebook or just to jot down notes or journal or whatever you'd like.
First, I chose some of my favorite papers.
Then I printed several different notebook papers that I downloaded. I love that you can personalize not only the lines, but also the colors.
I made a few different sized notebooks, and I mostly used staples to bind them together, with the exception of one that I used twine to bind. I also used some simple embellishments on the outside of a few of them.
I used an exacto knife to cut out a "tab" of sorts on the side to add some fun and a different pattern to the exterior of the notebook.
Once bound, I used an exacto knife to trim the edges of the pages so that they line up correctly once folded.
You can see that I chose several different options for the paper inside the notebooks.
These are so simple to make, and just seeing them inside my handbag makes me smile. I'm a notorious paper hoarder, so I like being able to see these on a regular basis instead of sticking them in an album where I can't enjoy them quite so much.
Thanks again for having me as a guest. I really enjoyed it.