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Topic: DIY Rubbery Bound Recipe Card Notepads  (Read 74594 times)
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« on: November 30, 2003 07:02:36 PM »

I found a really cool product that I've been looking for for ages!

Ya know those little pads of paper that consist of a cardboard back and then pages on top that are all held together by this rubbery stuff? Well, you can buy that rubbery stuff.

The store I bought it from calls it "padding cement":
but I don't know if that's the commonly used term for it.

Anyway, it's so easy to use...

Step 1:
Cut paper and cardboard backing to the size you want. (I made four notepads at once.)

Step 2:
Stack up the papers, cardboard backs, and whatever you want to use as a cover as neatly as possible. I used vintage recipe cards as the covers. Clamp them all together tightly and brush on the padding cement. It looks like white glue at first but dries into clear-rubbery-page-binding-goodness after a few hours.

Step 3:
When the padding cement is dry, you can pull apart the multiple notebooks.

Step 4:
I could have left it as is, but for more security I added a strip of bookbinding tape to the bound edge. Here's one I had made earlier.

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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2003 09:15:41 PM »

Jus when I thought this forum couldn't be any cooler, a thread like this comes along! I just love the idea of making your own pad of paper!! How cool is that?!! Yours came out great by the way- I love the vintage cards you used too! A great way to personalize a gift or jazz up the work day a little. Very nice.

Thanks for sharing, I have to find me some of this stuff!!

« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2003 09:21:44 PM »

  way to go! totally a great idea, and the finished product looks great, like something you'd find in a cute boutique/gift store! I love the vintage feel to them too!
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2003 12:28:13 AM »

I love that.  We made those in junior high and I always wondered what that rubbery stuff was. Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2003 12:37:50 AM »

That is too cool; I just ordered 2 jars of padding cement!

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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2003 01:49:11 AM »

fantastic! love those recipe cards, where did you find them?

was the padding cement expensive?

and what on earth is a 'lolligog'?!

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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2003 05:27:27 AM »

these are just too kewl.too bad my christmas "to make" list is already miles long...and that I am DEFINITELY adding this to it!  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2003 05:49:27 AM »

fantastic!  I had a rubber stamp idea book and the author said padding your own notebooks was the way to go, but I didn't know where to get the cement!

very cool!

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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2003 06:36:24 AM »

Hee hee, when I saw the square icon of the lolligog thing, I was wondering where I had seen that before -- I guess my mom's Betty Crocker cookbook is vintage, because it has that picture in it!

I am super-excited to find out about padding cement!  Thanks!

« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2003 08:55:07 AM »

yes!  i tried to find a cheap book-binding machine & had no luck.  this will work just the same & cheaper, too.  

just two questions:
1.  do the pages rip out like in those lined notebooks or are they meant to stay in there??
2.  where can i find bookbinding tape?  online maybe?  or at a common store like walmart?

thank you!!
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