Hello world of brilliant Craftsters! I lurk constantly but never take the time to get nice photos and post my work here. Right now I'm in full-swing Christmas present mode, and I've hit a roadblock that hopefully some genius crafty mind here can help me with.
I don't have photos, so hopefully this will make sense.
My college friends and I had a Post-It wall where we stuck our hilarious, stupid quotations. Most of us graduated 1.5 years ago and I promised before then that I would give them all awesome gifts incorporating the quotes somehow. I finally got around to it, hooray! I used Corel Draw to make nifty designs and type the quotes in fun fonts, in squares about 2.75" wide. I printed them out, cut them apart, and put them in trading card sleeves (those clear plastic sleeves you slide trading cards into to protect them from the elements). So there is about 1" of empty space at the top of each sleeve. The idea is to make these into booklets for each person, and there are 40 sleeves (or pages) for each person's book.
Finally, to the question! How should I bind these? They're sort of slippery so they're hard to work with, and I don't think I'll be able to do a good job trying to sew them together, though I might try that. I've also considered using a hole punch to put two holes in the top of each sleeve and using those binder rings (not sure what they're really called, but they're like the rings in a 3-ring binder, but loose) to hold them together.
Since I'm not really sure if either of those is a good idea, and I've worked so hard on these already and therefore really don't want to screw them up, I thought I'd seek help from you guys, since there are always really nifty handmade journals and books and things like that here. If you're a really visual person and need a photo of what I have so far, I can post one if it'll help!