If you love traveler's notebooks then you must give this fun mini album a try! These notebook albums are great for swaps, gifts and because this is Easter-themed, it's perfect for an Easter basket.
For the cover: I took a 12X12 sheet of double-sided paper from the "Hoppy Easter" Collection and trimmed down to 7.25" X 11.25". Next I scored the 11.25" length at 5 3/8" and 5 7/8". I used a heat laminator to laminate both sides of the paper but this is optional. If you look to create these as gifts or to sell I would highly recommend investing in this handy tool!
As you can see above, I punched to small holes into the "spine" of the cover and threaded through white elastic cording to hold the inserts in place.
For the closure I also added a length of the same elastic cording. To do so: create a small hold in the center of the spine and insert a knotted band of the elastic through the hole. I tied on some ribbon from my stash and made a cute embellished tag to match the cover!
For the inside: To the two elastic loops on the inside of the notebook, I created two booklets from smooth white cardstock and a cover of patterned paper. For each booklet I cut three sheets of white cardstock to measure 7"X10"; the cover measures 7.5"X10.25". The sheets were folded in half and then sandwiched together. I did choose to machine stitch down the center of the notebook, but again this optional.
The notebook pages were decorated with journal cards, greeting cards, doilies, stickers, die-cuts, washi tape, sprinkles and more coordinates! I also made the journal cards interactive by creating them into little flip-up cards.
So whether you add more inserts, dashboards or pockets, the possibilities are endless when designing these fun notebook albums! I hope that you'll give it a try!
Doodlebug Design Product:
4548: spring blooms washi tape
5460: bunnies shape sprinkles
5544: birthday girl assortment glitter sprinkles
5550: rainbow hearts shape sprinkles
6228: jellies shape sprinkles
6229: spring babies shape sprinkles
6252: hoppy easter odds & ends
6256: hoppy easter mini icons sticker
6265: hoppy easter icons sticker
6269: hoppy easter this & that sticker
6273: hoppy easter 6x6 paper pad
6279: hoppy easter 12x12 paper pack
6227: may flowers shape sprinkles
6264: simply spring icons sticker
6275: simply spring assortment - cards & envelopes
6272: simply spring 6x6 paper pad
4602: swimming pool mini doilies
3208: doodle twine - bumblebee
5467: bitty bunnies washi tape