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Topic: DIY Rubbery Bound Recipe Card Notepads  (Read 75100 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.

It is called "padding cement" or "padding compound":
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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