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Topic: DIY Rubbery Bound Recipe Card Notepads  (Read 57465 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2003 09:11:44 AM »

Glad you guys like this project! Here're some answers to some of the questions...

1. the pages are meant to rip out like a memo pad -- so this isn't a "permanent" binding solution

2. I found the bookbinding tape at a local store (Cambridge, MA) called "Paper Source" http://www.paper-source.com/
They carry really nice cloth bookbinding tape in various colors but it's kinda pricey. I've seen slightly less nice looking bookbinding tape at Pearl Art and other art stores.

3. I found the recipe cards at a yard sale this summer. Actually, I found two sets in one day at two different yard sales! So I knew it was fate that I had to find something clever to do with them. They come in a plastic box and are from 1971.

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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2003 10:39:16 AM »

you can also use glue sticks instead. it works like a charm.
it's not as smooth as the padding cement but a very cheap alternative
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2003 02:38:31 PM »

I've also seen the glue stuff referred to as "padding compound".  It's sold online at OfficeMax.  
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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2003 07:25:42 AM »

So cool. I really love it and you did such a nice job with it.
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« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2003 11:56:34 AM »

ok, I bought the cement stuff. LOL, I have enough to make about 1,000,000,000 pads now. It cost 11 bucks at Kelly Paper which is down the street from me. I will let you know how it goes. I need to find the cardboard backing stuff now.
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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2003 05:06:28 PM »

Great project, thanks for posting!  I had no clue about that padding stuff...so I ordered some :-)

Now I know what to do with those cool recipe cards also - I've seen at lots of thrift stores...

cheers,

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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2003 05:50:21 AM »

wow, padding cement  or whatever it's called...here I come!

Thnx for the tip, so excited to take the paper clamp/clips offa my scrap paper pad and make it into a REAL notepad :>

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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2003 08:23:10 AM »

What a fun, easy and fast project! I didn't make a cover for my pads, I just printed a little picture in the bottom corner on my computer printer and made the coolest gifts ever! Nothing is better than a personalised pad of paper. I didn't have clamps so I improvised. I used to Harry Potter books protected with wax paper and then put my ten pound weight on top with the pads sandwiched between the two books.
Thanks again for this so cool project. I am going to do some more today - !!
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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2003 12:38:56 PM »

That would've been my question. . . the clamp device. I'm sure it has to be useful for other things. I'm wondering where I'd buy one and what it might cost. I don't live in the city, so is it something a hardware stare might carry?
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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2003 12:59:53 PM »

I bet you could use a flower press.  Or you could fashion a similar device out of a couple of clamps from the hardware store and some pieces of wood.
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