Monday, 20 January 2020

Hardback Travellers Notebook with Handmade Insets (part 2)

Handmade travellers notebook, positivelypapercraft,


Hi everyone,
Welcome to my blog and part 2 of my Hardback Travellers Notebook tutorial. I hope you enjoyed PART 1 that i had for you yesterday. Today i am showing you how i made the inserts and also some pockets i made for the inside of the TN. I am just so happy with the handmade notebooks and i very much doubt i will ever buy them again! They are pretty simple to make, you just need a bit of patience lol. Every crafter needs patience though or you would never get anything made!

Easy travellers notebook with inserts, Positivelypapercraft travellers notebook


The great thing about making the notebooks yourself is you can put in whatever you want and decorate it the way you want. In mine i had vellum, foil paper, kraft card and lots more. Like i said in the video i found a great website that allows you to print off all kinds of paper. They have every kind of graph paper you can think of. All you need to do is trim them down to the size you need. I printed mine on copier paper which was 90gsm. I thought it would be better to get one a bit thicker than the normal 75gsm that i use. It gives a much nicer feel etc to your paper.

Positivelypapercraft handmade notebooks


My notebooks are binded together with staples as i have a long arm stapler that i purchased last year from Ebay. I love it and if i remember rightly it was about £12 which i don't think is that expensive. You got hundreds of staples with it to. I have put the link for it under my YouTube video in case you would like to purchase one. However, if you don't have one you can still make the notebooks. All you need is a large needle and some elastic or twine. Basically just sew your pages together. I have tried it and it works really well. Just poke 2 or 3 holes in your books and sew them, then you can tie the twine or elastic on the inside of your book. I used my Xcut corner rounder to round all the corners. I think they look really professional and very neat and tidy.

Below i will list all the measurements for the content covered in today's tutorial. Please click the 'show more' or the small arrow under my youtube video and it will bring up a list of the products i have linked. Its normally a small arrow on the right hand side of the screen if you are on a phone or tablet.

DIMENSIONS 
PAPER FOR THE NOTEBOOKS NEEDS TO MEASURE 9 1/2" X 7 1/2"   
OR   19 CM X 24.1 CM 

PATTERNED PAPER FOR NOTEBOOK COVER NEEDS TO MEASURE 7 1/2" X 10 
OR  19 CM X 25.4 CM 

CARD STOCK FOR FRONT POCKET MEASURES 3 1/2" X 5 1/2" 
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1/2" 

OR  14 CM X 8.8 CM   SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1.2 CM 
PATTERNED PAPER MEASURES 2 3/4" X 4 3/8"   OR   6.9 CM X 11.1 CM 

CARD STOCK FOR 2ND POCKET MEASURES 5 1/2 X 5 1/2" 
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1/2" 

OR  14 CM X 14 CM   SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1.2 CM 
PATTERNED PAPER MEASURES 4 3/8" X 4 7/8"   OR   11.1 CM X 12.4 CM 

CARD STOCK FOR BACK POCKET MEASURES 8 1/2" X 5 1/4" 
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1/2" 
PATTERNED PAPER MEASURES 4 3/8" X 7 1/4" 

OR  21.6 CM X 13.3 CM 
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1.2 CM 
PATTERNED PAPER MEASURES 11.1 CM X 18.4 CM 

FLAP FOR THE POCKET MEASURES 3 1/2" X 7 1/4" 
SCORE 1 SHORT SIDE @ 1/2" 
PATTERNED PAPER MEASURES 2 3/4" X 7 1/8" 

OR 8.8 CM X 21.6 CM 
SCORE 1 SHORT SIDE @ 1.2 CM 
PATTERNED PAPER MEASURES 6.9 CM X 18.1 CM 


DIMENSIONS FOR SMALLER TRAVELLERS NOTEBOOK

CHIPBOARD X 2 PIECES MEASURING 6 x 4 1/4   OR    15.2 cm x 10.8 cm 
CHIPBOARD SPINE MEASURES 6  x 1 1/4"    OR   15.2 cm x 3.1 cm 

CARDSTOCK MEASURES 8 X 12    OR    20.3 cm x 30.5 cm 

INSIDE CARD MEASURES 9 1/2 x 5 7/8" OR    24.1 cm x 14.9 cm 

PATTERNED PAPER MEASURES 5 3/4" x 4 1/8"  X 2 PIECES 
SPINE PAPER MEASURES 5 3/4" x 1"
OR   14.6 cm x 10.5 cm 
SPINE  14.6 cm x 2.5 cm 

Please find the link to my you tube video at the end of this post.
I will be back on Wednesday with another fab project! Don't MISS IT!

Love Ann xx



31 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning can't wait to try it.

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  2. Good Morning Ann! Thank you for taking the time to make this fabulous tutorial. The measurements for the smaller sized TN look almost the same as yesterday's post but the video shows a significant difference. Are they supposed to be smaller? Also, what are the sizes for the inserts for the smaller one? Thanks again and keep up the great work! Hugs from Orlando, FL.

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    1. Oh yes I think I have wrote them down wrong. My eyes were playing tricks on me by then and it had been a long day. I will correct them today. Thank you

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  3. Just finished watching part 2! Magnificent. I surely do love the end result. I do not have the long reach stapler so I may try my hand with a needle and heavy rug thread to see how it comes out. Now, you hadn't mentioned on just how many pages did you have in the notebooks? Would make a difference, I'm sure, when stapling. Great project for a snowy day or maybe a rainy one! TYFS Ann.....X

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  4. I think I had between 10 and 12 in mine. The stapler goes through so many. That didnt include the cover so about 13 pages with the cover.

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  6. Hi Ann, I don't know if it's just me reading it wrong but the measurements you have given for the smaller notebook seem to be the same as the larger one, it could be me reading it wrong but i just wondered if you could have a quick look and clarify for me as I really would like to make both versions. Thanks, Diane x

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  7. Ahh just noticed the other comment from Doraley about this I will watch out for the new measurements, thank you, Diane x

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