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« on: January 31, 2004 11:29:46 AM »

I know that I saw this idea for binding somewhere, and I thought it was here, but when I tried to find it I couldn't.  therefore, here's mine!

this is a quarter size notebook.  I just folded 5 sheets of paper in half the "hamburger" way.  I made 5 of these little mini books.  then I cut all 5 books in half, leaving me with 10 quarter sized books with the opening on the shorter end.

I made two covers the same size as the pages, using some cardboard rescued from the trash closet and some leftover kraft paper I had.

then I punched holes in all of the parts, punching one side with the end hole of the paper puncher, then flipping it over to get a matching hole the same distance from the top.  that way everything was all lined up and the holes were even with the top and bottom.

I cut a chopstick the right length and grabbed a new hairtie.  then I just threaded the hairtie down through the top holes, around the back, and up the bottom holes, keeping it in place in the front with the chop stick.

I've made about 5 of these so far.  they're really easy, really cheap, and oh-so cute.  (it's a lot cuter in real life; I had to scan it.)

« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2004 08:09:21 AM »

I love this--it's really beautiful!  

Can you tell me what you mean by folding paper "the hamburger way"? I don't understand.


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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2004 08:10:51 AM »

Can you tell me what you mean by folding paper "the hamburger way"? I don't understand.

instead of folding on the length like a hot dog!

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2004 08:26:37 AM »

 Cheesy That's awesome!

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2004 03:30:32 PM »

What a good idea to use new black hair ties for stretchiness!

« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2004 01:09:48 PM »

Woot! I think I'll use all the chinese cookie fortunes i have lying aroung for my cover.
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2004 02:42:28 PM »

 Shocked Thanks for the idea! I've collected a few interesting looking twigs recently for this purpose but couldn't figure out how to do it so it's not just glued to the front Tongue

Thanks again!!

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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2004 05:30:32 PM »

That's really awesome!  I always use the terms "hamburger" and "hot dog" for folding, I learned that in kindergarten, everyone looks at me like I'm crazy though. Glad to know I'm not the only one Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2004 03:03:22 PM »

i made one of these yesterday and I Love It!!!!

i just got a tiny watercolor set that fits in my purse and i wanted a little purse size sketch book to take along with i, so this is perfect...
i used sketch paper inside, and used origami paper on the cover.

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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2004 02:24:13 PM »

I made two last night! A cut tiny one to keep, and a green one for my Mum. I left it on her bedside table so she'd find it when she went to bed, and she loved it! Thanks!

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