Hello WRMK fans! Amanda here today. My 9 year old daughter is in the middle of a notebook hoarding phase. She writes in them, draws in them, and tapes little mementos in them. I thought it would be fun to make her a custom notebook full of pockets that she could fill and stuff to her heart’s delight.
At first glance, this looks like a pretty regular notebook, but it is what’s inside that makes it special. The Cinch book binding tool from WRMK makes it super easy to create notebooks in all sorts of custom shapes and sizes.
Rather than using regular paper for the notebook pages, I made several goodie bags using the Oh Goodie! Goodie bag guide tool and papers and inserted them in the notebook as the pages. I embellished the pages with ephemera and paper clips to make them both fun and functional.
My daughter loves rainbows and bling so a rainbow striped cover with a gold heart and letters was just perfect for her.
The goodie bag pocket pages can be used to hold all sorts of things, including notebook paper and pencils. I bound the notebook with a large spiral so the notebook would have room to “grow” as my daughter stuffs it with her favorite things.
Colored pencils fit perfectly inside of a goodie bag pocket page. You can take your paper and pencils with you in the same notebook!
The goodie bag pages can be used to store favorite photos, too.
The ombre glassine goodie bag 12”x12” papers come in all colors of the rainbow. Embellish goodie bag pages with all kinds of fun doo-dads and ephemera.
One piece of 12”x12” Cinch book board is all you need to make the front and back cover for your goodie bag notebook. The maximum width of a goodie bag is 5.5”, but it is easy to make them smaller, too. Trim your covers to size depending on how tall you make the bags.
Use the glassine goodie bag paper to cover the front and back covers of your notebook just like you would any regular scrapbook paper. Since the back side of the glassine paper is waxy, be sure to use an adhesive that will stick to the slick surface.
Oh Goodie! Goodie Bag Guide Tool
Oh Goodie! Decorative Paper Clips
Oh Goodie! Glassine Paper Pack
Oh Goodie! Glassine Paper Pack Ombre
Cinch Book Binding Tool V2
Cinch Wires 1”
Cinch Book Board 12”x12”
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