The Quibbler - Full Readable Magazine

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Introduction: The Quibbler - Full Readable Magazine

Welcome back to Muggle Magic! By popular request I've created a Quibbler DIY with free downloadable templates!

Now, I could have just printed the cover and glued it onto an old magazine, but that wouldn't have been as much fun. I also could have just downloaded one of the many low resolution quibbler magazines out there and printed that, but most of them are so blurry they can't be read, and the ones that can be read are usually written in Latin - just placeholder Lorem Ipsum text.

As usual with my projects, I wanted mine to be different than the others. I decided to recreate the pages myself with readable text in English. Some of these articles were completely written by me, others were borrowed from articles written by either xlovegoodx @ deviantart or RandomUser674 @ fanfiction.net - although I did highly edit the articles I borrowed and completely redesigned the pages. The individuals I borrowed from are credited on the very last page of this Quibbler entitled "Credits." There are also 4 full page wizarding ads and many smaller ads throughout the book.

It took me many, many hours to put this thing together and I'm quite happy with the results. I hope you are too! As always, if you plan to repost, reuse, redistribute, or sell this replica, please do not omit the "Credits" page and please link to my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/MuggleMagic

Supplies

FREE TEMPLATES REMOVED BY REQUEST OF WARNER BROS.

Once you have all the supplies together, continue to the next step - no quibbling!

Step 1: Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial above or continue through the written steps that follow.

Step 2: Printing the Cover and Pages

The Cover

If you're printing on 11x17 paper, simply print the cover (double sided) and you're done. If you're using 8.5x11 paper, you'll need to print the front and back covers (double sided) and the cover spine. Then line up the spine overlapping on top of the front and back cover and glue the template together.

The Pages

Print out all pages double sided.

Step 3: Stapling, Gluing, and Cutting

Stapling

Staple the inner pages together about 1/4 to 1/8 inch from the edge (see photos). You only need about 2 staples. We'll be gluing the pages together as well.

Gluing

When you flip through the pages you just stapled, you'll notice the Muggle Magic links are visible between each page. Line up a piece of scrap paper along the edge of the gray Muggle Magic box (to protect your pages from getting glue on them) and use your glue stick to apply glue all over the Muggle Magic box. Now close the pages together and press the glue down. Now when you open the pages you should no longer be able to see the Muggle Magic box. Repeat this step until all 10 pages are glued together.

Once that's done, use your glue stick to apply glue all over the Muggle Magic boxes visible on the outside spine of your pages. You should glue the front, back, and along the spine. Now wrap the cover around the pages (make sure it's lined up well) and glue it on.

Cutting

Now all that's left is trimming the white off from around the magazine. You can do this with a paper cutter or with your ruler and X-Acto knife. On a cutting mat, line the ruler up with the edge of the white space, push down so the Quibbler doesn't slide around, and drag the X-Acto knife along the edge of the ruler to make your cuts. Go over the same cut many times until all of the paper is cut through.

Also, you need to check both sides of the magazine as well as the inside full page ads to make sure all white space is removed. If you see any white space that shouldn't be there, trim off another small sliver until it's gone.

Step 4: You're Done!

Well, that was easy and painless! You're all finished!

Please let me know what you think and share your creations in the comments below!

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38 Discussions

I used double-sided tape instead of the glue stick to glue the pages to each other and to the cover. For the pages I used a 3/16 inches wide tape, and for the cover a 6/16 inches wide tape. No glue residue; no drying time; no warped pages; it will not get unglued, ever.

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Could you please send the template to my email leenhhh7@gmail.com ? I would really really appreciate it

Hi, sorry to bother you, I was wondering if you still had the templates and if you'd mind sending them to me? Thanks! jendolyn@humanoid.net

Wow this is amazing! I only have an a4 printer so i am going to use that but i don't thing it is a laser printer... Do you think photo paper would work??

PS. I love your channel i have a whole cauldron of your DIYS

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Just select "Scale to fit media" in the printing menu, and you will have no issues :)

Also, do not use photo paper. It is likely the ink smears when you do the folding on the cover. I had the cover printed in a printing shop for less than $1.

Hi! I'm not sure what happened, but I downloaded the file and there's only half a quibbler there! Is there an issue with the file or am I just dumb? Lol.

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Would someone please be so kind as to send me the files for this? I would LOVE to have a Quibbler for my collection. My email is freemonkeychow3@gmail.com. Thank you so very much.

i cant open the read me file it just comes up with a whole bunch of weird computer language PLEASE HELP

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Do you have the .Zip file still? I really want to make this!!

I'm sorry you're having issues with the Read Me file. It opens with Notepad on Windows. The Read Me file is not necessary to complete this project. Here are the contents of the file:

USAGE:

You can use these templates for whatever you wish! I only ask that if you redistribute them or use them for a public project, you credit me by including this readme file or at least link to my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/MuggleMagic


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