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Topic: DIY Rubbery Bound Recipe Card Notepads  (Read 68346 times)
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« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2004 12:22:12 PM »

Neat!  Thanks for the info.
« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2004 10:08:24 PM »

Yesssss!!! I have been looking all over for theis stuff...I've found it before and it was like 21 bucks fo a gallon size bucket. I don't need that much so this is perfect!!! yeah!
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« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2004 05:06:17 PM »

for christmas I designed a custom note pad for each member of my family and people at work. like I designed them cute desgnes and put their name on them and had my local Copy Cop print out 50 sheets with it set up so there was a different persons design in 1/4 of the paper so I could make four note pads per sheet. and I  would print 50 sheets per person and they bound them for me and I made like 40 plus note pads for less than 20 dollars.  after I had them all done I read up on how to pad my self and I think I'll just pad them myself next time. But Black and white copies are a cheap way to make a custom note pad.
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« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2004 05:19:43 AM »

I just wanted to let everyone know that I've tried the elmer's glue to do this project, and it works really well. 

The first try, the edges got all wobbly from the moisture in the glue, but then I moved the notepad right to the edge of the table and put the clamp board I was using right to the edge on top.  With all the edges flush, that held the paper and kept it from ruffling. 

It's so cool knowing that you can do that with just normal white glue.  My husband was amazed.  I'll bet you could put acrylic paint in the glue and end up with colored edges.  I might have to try that next. 

Anyway, if you're like me and you read this thread at midnight, and you're suddenly burning to make a notepad, go ahead and use the elmer's!

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« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2004 05:16:18 PM »

I have tracked down a source of this stuff in NZ if there any Kiwis looking. Its $25 delivered for 1.5 litres. PM me for the email if you want it. Smiley
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« Reply #45 on: December 30, 2004 06:16:53 AM »

since this notepads are made to rip out I think good ol' PVA will work good. I am gonna try this on my father's not-binded-square-and-oh-so-blue-note papers and let you know the result..

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« Reply #46 on: December 30, 2004 06:20:02 AM »

Yep!  I experimented with good old Elmers glue and it seems to work just as well as the "padding compound."  I bet they are very similar in their chemical makeup.

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« Reply #47 on: December 30, 2004 08:36:05 AM »

He he.. I knew it! I asked it to my sister (she once work for a printing agency and now knows all stuff about pro-printed things and papers) and she told me that they use PVA which is the same thing the carpenters use. Yay.. gonna try..

« Reply #48 on: December 30, 2004 09:00:57 AM »

that is such a cute idea! i just bought my mom a kitchen themed notepad because she kept giving me grocery lists on old envelopes from her "bills-paid" bag! i wish i would have found this sooner, she has old recipe cards like those in a big yellow plastic thingy! like hundreds of them! i can't wait to try this! yee-hee!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #49 on: January 02, 2005 08:58:34 AM »

Making your own notepads totally is fun!  For all four years of college, I had work-study in the printing/mailing office, which was AWESOME because I had access to all of that stuff.  We made notebooks out of recycled paper all the time, and we had this massive clamp setup called "The Paddy Wagon" (haha) so that you could make a stack of notebooks like, three feet tall at once.  Those were the days!

I found another site online that sells handy clamps for making notepads, in case any of you are interested...


But in case you want to try making one, they have instructions too!  Cool!


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