These are directions for making a very easy and inexpensive journal.  The following steps will produce a book slightly smaller than 7"X10" with 20 pages. All steps can be adjusted to make a variety of sizes 

Step 1: supplies

The supplies are very basic

*cardboard 2 pieces 6.5 X 9.5
several sheets of paper for the pages, I used white 9X12
*duct tape
assorted papers for book cover and inside cover lining
exacto  or scissor
thin ribbon
lg. eye needle
glue stick
large clips
block of wood

This would be great for a smash book
Have fun!!!!
<p>I am going to be attempting this craft for my wedding and I am curious if there is any meaning behind the &quot;*&quot; on the cardboard and duct tape? I have browsed the entire how to numerous times and I can't seem to find where this is referenced. I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything!</p><p>Thanks for sharing this... It is exactly what I was looking for!</p>
<p>Hi BrookM1,</p><p>Sorry I didn't get back toy sooner for some reason I was just aware today that you made this comment! </p><p>&quot;*&quot; means nothing in the instructions. I just put it near the Cardboard and duct tape in the supply list because that is how i described the journal.</p><p>Good luck and have fun!</p>
I'm sending this link to JACK!
P.S. You MADE that paper, didn't you???
Nice, I love the paper that you used.

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