Tuesday 25 May 2010

handmade christmas - mini diaries

inspired by marta writes

{sized to 4x6... please let me know if you download}
I created this before I saw the above post from Marta.
I loved the idea of her diaries, and thought they would make a great gift.

I was having trouble with the inside pages sticking out when folded.
Deb has had success with her notebooks, so I asked for advice.
The answer is to make the inside pages slightly smaller.
(I have 8 pages, so slice down the inner 4)
I cut 1 mark off each side, so the length ends up being 15cms.

Fold all the pages, remembering which are the shorter pages.

I used a bulldog clip to keep my pages together, and stapled
(almost in the middle)
Because I'm planning to make lots of these, I invested in a long reach stapler.

Stick the label on the front

I'm going to bundle them in 3s
(equaling 3mths of diary notes)

Paper is American Crafts - Moda Bella
Punch from Stampin' Up
Font is fling LET


  1. This is such a neat idea! And bundling them in threes makes it even nicer. Love it.

  2. Oh I really like this idea. A great way to use up some extra patterned paper. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is a wonderful idea. Definitely going in my stocking stuffer "To-do" List. Thanks!

  4. I love seeing you create. Very neat idea.

  5. Cate, can I post of picture of these with a link back to you on my blog under my stocking stuffers' list? I'm getting the link up, but would love to add a pic if possible.

  6. Cate, that's an awesome take on the micro-journaling! I love it!


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