How to Create a DIY Pocket Notebooks

by Kymona Tracey

Hello, everyone!

Kymona here to show you how to create a DIY pocket notebook!

I’m using the brand new scrapbook collection line called Live Your Dream. The colors of the pattern paper is amazing. Super vibrant and fun.

Let’s take a look at my pocket notebooks:

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Aren’t these notebooks, just the cutest you’ve seen?! I loved making them. They were so easy. A young lady name Amber who I follow demonstrated these notebooks and I could not wait to create them with this scrapbook collection.

Here’s how I created these notebooks:

Creating the cover:

Cut the scrapbook paper to 7 x 7.5.

Score the 7in side at 3.5 and score the 7.5in side at 2.

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Fold all of the score lines using a bone folder.

Close the paper on the 3.5 score line.

Take your scissors and cut a triangle from the bottom score line to the end. That triangle cut will create the inside pocket.

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Add glue to the short side of the both pockets and close.

 

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Pockets are created!

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Creating the inside pages:

Use a smooth 32lb copy paper for the inside pages. You will need six pages.

Cut the copy paper to 5.5 x 6.75.

Fold in half on the long side and crease with a bone folder.

Binding the book:

You can use a standard stapler to bind the book, but I used We R Memory Keepers Book Binding Guide to create an easy saddle stitch.

Inside binding

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Outside binding

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Decorate the front of the notebook using some thread and a couple of the Live Your Dream chipboard.

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Let’s take a closer look:

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So, what do you think? Will you use the new scrapbook collection and create your own pocket notebooks? I would love to hear from you!

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Pooja February 23, 2019 - 10:56 am

Lovely pocket books !

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Kymona Tracey February 23, 2019 - 9:55 pm

Hello Pooja! Thank you so much!!

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Margaret R February 23, 2019 - 1:01 pm

Just love these little notebooks! I use them all the time, especially when I travel, and I just bought some for a little 4-year-old friend of mine. I’m going to start making them!

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Kymona Tracey February 23, 2019 - 9:55 pm

Hello Margaret!! Thank you so much. Yes, make your own notebooks. It’s so easy and fun.

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Barb in kazoo February 23, 2019 - 3:38 pm

I LOVE this. Can’t wait to try it. Excited about the binding guide.

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Kymona Tracey February 23, 2019 - 9:56 pm

Hello Barb!! Thank you so much! Yes, I hope you give this a try. That binding guide is great.

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Hamutal Shafrir February 24, 2019 - 12:28 am

Lovely projects! Thank you!

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Tricia A Podmore February 24, 2019 - 9:33 am

Love this paper collection and don’t you just love Amber. She has super projects all the time. You did a beautiful job with the book. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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Henriëtte February 24, 2019 - 10:51 am

I love this Kymona, what a great idea and it looks awesome with the new awesome papers. Thank you so much for this inspiration and clear work description.

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Kathy P February 24, 2019 - 10:53 am

Great idea, Kymona! Thanks for the clear instructions! I am in love with this new release!

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Tara Prince February 25, 2019 - 1:51 pm

So very pretty!!

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Mary McCaslin March 1, 2019 - 8:42 am

I love, love, love the little books you make and this one is gorgeous. I’m a little slow on the uptake though…do you have a video on making these? I’m a ‘learn as I watch’ kinda gal. Many thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!

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