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« on: June 28, 2006 11:17:14 AM »

     I was strolling down the hall at work this morning when I noticed the recycle bin was overflowing with manilla folders.  They were perfect except for some writing on the tabs.  I scooped them up and grabbed a big stack of scratch paper I've been saving and ran to the paper cutter.  I sliced off the folder tab with the writing on it, cut the folders in half the long way as well as the paper.  I fit the paper inside the downsized folder and stapled it on the backside.  I added a sticker freshly printed from my Dymo LabelWriter and WAHLAAAAAAAAH!  A custom made eco-friendly notepad for scribbling, phone messages, journaling, etc.

The outside...
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The inside...
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Please excuse the odd pics...I used my scanner
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2006 11:20:29 AM »

awesome.  because i hate to throw paper away, i've got notebooks with 3-20 pages in them that i never use.  you've inspired me!
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006 11:31:19 AM »

I am the same way...I have a real issue with throwing something out if it can still be used in some way.  My pile of odds and ends on the workbench in my garage is a testament to that! Smiley
 
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2006 05:01:27 PM »

fantastic recycling effort and handy too:)
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2006 05:11:05 PM »

Nice! So much classier than my "random pile of still semi useful paper"  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2006 05:45:35 AM »

Thanks to all of you...You've made my day!  I've made a bunch more since then...each one has a funny sticker on the cover.  Some say 'Treehugger', 'Compost Happens', 'I Love to Recycle'...silly things like that.  I've improved the design a little too.  I'll post more pics soon. 

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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2006 07:00:24 AM »

 Grin Isn't that funny? It was randomly on the campus where I recently attended a seminar. I was so fascinated by it all out of context like that!

Day, the world needs more thoughtful & crafty guys like you! Yay you!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2006 07:51:16 AM »

Love this so much! I think I may try something like it only using cereal boxes instead of manila folders.
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2006 08:24:53 AM »

Love this so much! I think I may try something like it only using cereal boxes instead of manila folders.

Oh man!  That's a great idea!  With a heavy duty stapler to bind the note pages, almost anything could be used as the front and back covers.  Awesome idea! 

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