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Step 1: Materials
Here are the Materials needed.
-Paper of your choice. I used graph ruled and got it in large sheets.
-Logo on 8 1/2"x11" sheet of paper. Here I used printer paper, but this can also be done on CardStock to make it more durable.
-Paper cutter. This one is optional, but if used, will make your life easier.
-Deep throat *Giggle* Stapler
-Cutting mat. Again this is optional but will save your ass if you plan on cutting on the dining room table.
-Knife to cut paper.
Step 2: Fold Paper in Half
I hope you remember those valuable paper folding lessons you got in 2nd Grade, because you'll need to fold the paper with the logo in half the "hotdog" way.
Step 3: Square Up Logo to Your Liking
I took 1/4" off the top to even the cover up.
Step 4: Cut the Paper Lengthwise
Cut the paper lengthwise to 5 1/2". The final dimensions of the OPEN notebook will be 5 1/2"x7".
Step 5: Re-fold the Paper on the Crease
Re-fold the paper on the crease and measure 3 1/2" from the crease. Cut on the line.
Step 6: On to the Pages...
Take the graph paper and measure 7" down. Then measure out 5 1/2" pages out of the 7" section. For my notebooks I wanted 12 pages, so I cut 2 sheets, giving me 6 pages a sheet when folded.
Step 7: Assembly
Fold the pages in half (at 3 1/2") using a straight-edge and match them up with the cover. Staple from the outside, so that the folded end of the staples aren't exposed. You are now finished!
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