Wednesday 31 July 2013

Adding Pages to a Dear Lizzy Daybook

Hey Friends,

One of the projects I'm working on right now, is finishing up the Dear Lizzy Daybook I started while on vacation.  It's well under way - I think I'm at the halfway mark.

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One of the ways I've decided to include ephemera I collected on vacation is to bind the ephemera into my book like this...

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It's really easy to do and, unfortunately, not my idea. I believe I saw Amy Tan of Amy Tangerine do this but I'm not sure. I  Googled it but couldn't find anything. Still I'm pretty sure that's where I saw this idea.

Anyway, here's how this works. To get started, all you need is your daybook, your ephemera and a pencil.

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I lined up the ephemera with the coils and marked them in pencil. This works best on light colored paper so I flipped my pages over before marking with my pencil.

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Then I punched holes over my pencil marks using a 1/4" punch and got something that looked like this...

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Then I snipped through holes. This is how I can bind the pages into the coil binding.

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Then I lined up the holes with the coils and pressed the paper into place.

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And there you have it! An easy way to fill my daybook with custom pages like this...

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and this...

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and this...

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This is so easy to do it's become addictive. It works really well on heavier cardstock, pattern paper and photos. I'm not sure if it will stand the test of time but it's certainly working well for now. Stay tuned for more pics and ideas as I pull this book together, I'm determined to get it done.

Wish me luck and thanks for stopping by!



  1. What a cool your sweet day book, hugs