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Creativity Prompt – Make A Notebook With A Simple Stapler

February 13th, 2009 by Avital

Stapled NotebookBack in the days… when I was a teenager, I remember trying to make shift with the supply I had had. One of the things I remember doing was to open my small stapler and staple with it on a soft, yet firm surface, to overcome not having a staple-gun or a larger and cooler office stapler.

Now it’s the time to use my childhood’s creativity and apply the same trick for making a notebook in less than 5 minutes – no matter what size your stapler is OR what size notebook you want to make. If you are interested in watching how to make it, stay tuned for the video tutorial.

Tools –

Supply –

I embellished my front cover with 3 strips of 1¼” by 5¼” cardstock which I ran through the Cuttlebug machine with 3 different embossing folders (Spots and dots, Swiss dots and Bubbles).

How To Video –

Measurements –

  • Copy paper – 5½” by 8¼” (folded in half, and straightened with a craft knife, while folded).
  • Cardstock – 5½” by 8¾”, scored at 4¼” on each side.

[Go here to watch in high quality]


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5 Comments to “Creativity Prompt – Make A Notebook With A Simple Stapler”

  1. ruthi says:

    thanks !! i will certainly try this with the girls group i am teaching

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  3. Karen says:

    Excellent video. Your step by step directions were very well done. I love how you stapled the book together using a foam/cork/under the paper and then folded the staples down. Great idea!

  4. jeanine says:

    Thanks! Very well done.Very well made video.