Step 6: Trim.

You're signatures were probably not all one length, which is fine. I find uneven pages can give the journal more of an authentic look. But if they are sticking pretty far out from behind your covers, trim them down with an exacto-knife or scissors.

Viola! You have upcycled an item that won't have to go thru the recycling process (which is not always as green as we'd like it to be) but won't have to be, as well as created yourself a new journal or lyrics notebook practically for free!
This is awesome! I've been saving my old cd covers for a long time, and they've just been taking up space. Now I know what to do with them!!! Thanks sooooooo much!
I will have to admit that I must be dense. Even with the pictures it is quite hard to understand all the way through . Even with the pictures . I love the idea but am left with the feeling that I will have to figure it out for my self . GREAT IDEA THOUGH!!!!
&nbsp;Thanks, was really fun and easy, except for the sewing bit which I got confused in so I just made up as I went along :)<br /> Also as a fun addition, I scattered pages of the lyrics booklet throughout the notebook (second picture) so you get a surprise every so often!<br /> These are going to be xmas pressies!
Very cool!<br />
instead of sewing through the cover, you could do this - stich those sheets of paper to a strong piece of cardboard then stick the piece of cardboard to the cover although im not sure if the cardboard will hold things in place for long....you could try something on these lines to make it look "cleaner"
Am I being dense? I don't know what you're making here. About 3/4 of the way through, a journal is mentioned. You might me more explicit in your title and intro. Nicely done otherwise.
You're right. Gonna have'ta re-edit the intro. Thanks!

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