Holiday paper craft, pt. 1: Notebooks

Witness messy desk in action. Holidays are always a great time of year for messy desk! I’ve tried to beautify messy desk for you, here. At its height, there are things of all kinds flying around — lists under pencils under ribbon under yarn. And that is how I like it — a sign that things are happening.

Recently, I’ve started making a few little handmade notebooks. I’m not sure why. But I love the idea of putting pages together (“binding”), then giving them a colourful cover. The books are tiny — small enough to fit in a hand or a purse, and perfect for jotting down wayward, passing, and therefore precious things. I simply use spare printer paper, cut it to size, add a cardstock cover, then fold and staple it all in the center. I apply a bit of masking tape to the spine to reinforce things and add a handsome blue edge.

Then my favourite part: designing a notebook cover. After doodling, I settled on these flowers using colour pencils. I never tire of the colours which, together, make me feel a little lighter — the drawing showcases flowers and colours at their most comedic, I think. So, a few notebooks and a card later…

Other than these notebooks, I have otherwise been busy making cards, cards, cards. I’ll look forward to a post on those soon. Until next time, happy making to you!

Earth laughs in flowers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

7 thoughts on “Holiday paper craft, pt. 1: Notebooks

  1. Oh wow, I’m so glad you said this is a beautified messy desk. On first glance, your messy desk looks a lot like my tidy desk! πŸ˜‚ Your little notebooks are lovely too – I’m sure you’ll get good use out of them!

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    1. 🀭 Yes, my perennial question (these days) is how much (more) stuff can fit on my desk while still allowing it to be workable. I enjoy spaces where there’s ‘method’ in the mess, lol. And thank you — the notebooks were a fun recycling project!

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