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a handy notebook tutorial by ThePrinceOfParties a handy notebook tutorial by ThePrinceOfParties
This girl's video tutorial is much more comprehensible than my lime green mess, but personally I think her choice in ADORABLE SCRAPBOOK PAPER leaves something to be desired. [link]



So I learned how to bind books like this a couple years ago and figured I'd make a tutorial because a) I have friends who wanted to learn, b) it's kind of a handy skill and c) I'm nursing a minor addiction to DIY tumblrs .u. Also SAVE THE TREES! :dummy: I've salvaged about 500 sheets of single-sided paper from my schoolnotes that I'm going to repurpose into Christmas gifts for my fronds : D (also I'm freaking broke)

As for that last notebook I included a few photos of, I got the idea to use all manner of scrap paper from a girl selling books like these at a farmer's market. Thing is, hers were $50 apiece despite being literally made of garbage, and I was able to gather the materials for my own in a matter of minutes (I wouldn't call myself a hoarder but I do tend to hang onto things with the slightest hope of being useful, lol, so even slightly-used paper is plentiful in my supply cache). Also my cover SPARKLES.

SO YEAH GUYS THAT'S MY OTHER HOBBY, HAVE A WONDERFUL MONDAY ERRVRYONE :blowkiss:
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:icondeadly-rabbit:
deadly-rabbit Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Aaah i love this tutorial! It's funny, short and helpful!
After searching the whole day for my notebook that i made ages ago from this, i can at least be happy about finding the tutorial
Gonna make some more tomorrow *fired up
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Yay that's awesome!! I'm so delighted you made good use of this c: Have fun making more!! :D
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everfae Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
This is fantastic! I'd love to try this out some time. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
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calderamoon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You really helped me out!!!!!!!!!! :heart: 
I really hope you like what i did with it!!!!!!  My First Emote  calderamoon.deviantart.com/art...

TAKE CARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
SO MUCH LUFF 
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KwartzKitten Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! That looks kind of like coptic binding(one of my FAVORITE stitches!) which is a nice sturdy stitch. Those books will serve you well.
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
thanks! sure is coptic :) it's the only one i know so far haha
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:iconkwartzkitten:
KwartzKitten Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student General Artist
It's a good one to know, right up there with a quick and easy pamphlet stitch.
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kat65507 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I MUST GO DO THIS. IMMEDIATELY.
I mean, forget the fact that I originally got on the computer to do homework, this is way more important.
I'm saving trees. And stabbing things.
IMPORTANCE.
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FrozenFlyingKero Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I will make one right now :iconhero-plz: This is a really good idea ;w;
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Oh goody!! I'm glad you think so! :D
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:iconaskingmarks:
askingmarks Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NOW I MUST MAKE ONE
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
GOOD YES DO IT
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:iconcandyam:
CandyAM Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP I WANT ONE I WANT ONE I WANT ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE AHHHHH I NEED TO MAKE ONE<333333333333333333333333
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
GO! GO LIKE THE WIND AND MAKE ONE!! IT WILL BE GLORIOUS!!!!
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:iconcandyam:
CandyAM Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I SHALLL!!!!! :D :la:

Oh and un questionayyyy :D Approximately how many pages do you put in YOUR books??
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Hmm usually about 5 or 6 groups of 4. I never like having less than 100 pages to write on :D
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:iconcandyam:
CandyAM Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Heheheheee sweet thank you :la: :iconlawooplz:
I need to get my hands on some kind of stringgggg
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
no problem :) Good luck!!
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FantasiaVII Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS!!!! I already made a notebook! I didn't have any boxes (all boxes go to my dog as toys), but I got some thin cardboard and it worked well enough. (I need to work on my sewing, though. XD) Thanks so much!
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Oh you're more than welcome!! I'm really glad it worked for you :D
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MidshipmanK Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I just finished my notebook!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. ^^
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Oh wow that was fast!! What does it look like?? Was this easy enough to understand?
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MidshipmanK Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Yes, your instructions were very nice! It's blue with swirly things and glitter paint stuck on. ^^ I didn't have any awesome paper....:( I kinda knotted the stitches at one point, but that's because of my awful sewing skills XD All I can sew are my pointe shoes
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ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Oh good, I'm relieved to hear that XD
SOUNDS AWESOME. Anything that glitters is great, I think. Haha well at least it worked out!!
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MidshipmanK Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Yes, it did. ^^ Thanks again!
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leayana Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I like how you wrote "IT'S TIME TO STAB THINGS".

I actually wanted to bind books for a while, so this is awesome tutorial~ I didn't read all of it *shot*, but this is what I'll be referencing when I need to bind books! I actually hoard XD it's really bad, I hate throwing anything away.

But SPARKLES ARE DEFINITELY THE BEST. I love your hobbies~ They're so USEFUL!
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ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
lol I'm glad XD

Oh awesome!! Haha I can't blame you for not reading it all yet, I ramble a lot XD
Oh my god me too, I hang on to things for soooo long. I think if I hadn't moved recently and had to throw out a bunch of stuff I would still have a lot of junk everywhere!!

THEY ARE!! I love anything that sparkles! :love: LOL I love them too for that reason XD
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leayana Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I'll read it when I'll make one 8D. And I'm sure you don't ramble nearly as much as I do....

Oh my gosh, no one cleans my room anymore except for me, because if they throw something away, I get into a fit XD. I'm so terrible...
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Oh goody! Haha who knows XD

lol I would probably throw a fit too. What if they threw out something I still could've used??
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leayana Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
EXACTLY. Or what if they threw away something of sentimental value D8?!

Or worse - IF THEY THREW AWAY MY CANDY/CHOCOLATE. Sometimes I keep chocolate bars in my room when I'm feeling greedy XD. But if they threw it away because they thought it was old, I'd be so sad.
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ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Oh GOD yes! Much of my junk is sentimentally valuable to me XD

Psh who throws out chocolate bars 'cause they're "old"?? That's a crime, I think!
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v-gal015 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
GUESS WHAT I'M DOING THIS WEEKEND!!!
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
MAKING A NICE NOTEBOOK TO FILL WITH MAGNIFICENT IDEAS AND WONDROUS STORIES??
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:iconv-gal015:
v-gal015 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
EXACTLY! THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE SECRETS OF THIS AMAZING CRAFT!
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
YOU ARE SO VERY WELCOME! HAVE FUN CRAFTING!
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v-gal015 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I SHALL!
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Skeletondetective Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
This is extremely cute, but after I started using hardcover/bound sketchbooks, i've become a huge snob, haha. Forwarding this to my friends, though!
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ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
lol I understand XD Thing is whenever I get really nice sketchbooks I don't want to draw in them in case it turns out bad XD
In that case though I hope your friends find this useful! Thank you!
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stkidd Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BRIN THIS IS SO COOL!
wow that is just so cute, i never thought it possible, but i love you even more!!
and omg we totally have the same scrapbook paper!! :D hehe
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
THANK YOU!! :la:
gasp do you really? : o I love you even more for loving me even more!!
OH THAT'S COOL!! scrapbook paper is so cute sometimes, I wish I could have all of it.
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:iconmidshipmank:
MidshipmanK Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
This is so cool! I'm definitely going to try this out!
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Thanks!! And yes, please do!!
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:iconmidshipmank:
MidshipmanK Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
You're welcome!
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Boobear96 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant! *favs*
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Thank yooouuu!!! :dummy:
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NightmareSiren Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for making this! Doubtless this will come in handy when my notebook runs out of pages (wah ;_; ) I'll have to start compiling papers... My old school notes AWAY!!
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Well you're very welcome!! I'm glad I could post something useful :D
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SkyhawkC Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I LIKE. I LIKE VERY MUCH.
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
OH GOOD! I'm glad to hear it!
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SkyhawkC Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
:D
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