Staple Together Little Notebooks

unikatissima Staple Together Little Notebooks

Another very dear friend sent me the link to the inventive technique on how to staple together little notebooks.

I tried it: It works great! And fast! And neat!

At any rate it is a really great idea that I’m glad to spread.

Playing cards could well serve as cover here ;-)

Staple together little notebooks (Tell me if you’ve seen this one before.)

Here at unikatissima:
Accordion-Style Playing Card Notebooks
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Library Pocket Book

unikatissima Library Pockets

I found a tutorial on how to make a wonderful library pocket book.
Though our library doesn’t have such library pockets and I don’t feel like buying them in internet.
That is why I designed some pockets myself. If you like you can download my library pocket template (link see below).
I’m planning to make a book where the pockets are made from patterned paper, the flower paper on the photo e.g.
For that purpose I will print the template, glue the paper so, that it is patterned on both sides and then cut the pockets from the template.
And then I will begin to embellish ;-))

Library Pocket Book

Here at unikatissima: unikatissima’s Library Pocket Template (PDF – ca. 80 KB)

Mini Recycle Bin Books

erinzam Mini Recycle Bin Books

People who craft a lot with paper often have many interesting papers laying around, but mostly scrap you can only make cards from.
But now I found a tutorial on how to make mini recycle bin books, which I find great!

Soon I will have to comb through my piles ;-))

Mini Recycle Bin Books

Easily Remove Pages From Books

unikatissima Easily Remove Pages From Books.jpg

If you want to make Altered Books or Artist Books, or maybe book purses, or you want possibly remove individual book pages to make a beautiful card, then the tutorial on how to easily remove pages from books may be helpful: you moist a thread, lay it into the book at the place where you want to remove a page, close the book firmly, so that the moisture can enter the paper and then you can tear the paper cleanly.
It’s the same principle as for tearing paper, but here the moist line is certainly straight and much thinner.

At instructables: How to easily and cleanly remove pages from books

Here at unikatissima:
Artist Book
Notebook Purse
Tearing Paper

Recycle books

unikatissima Recycling Books

Soon it may be that you get lots of books. You want perhaps to get rid of some old books – or even some new ;-))
Via How to Make and Do-How to recycle Books I found a tutorial for a really great book lamp.
There you can find other good ideas, too.
Find more ideas at How can I Recycle This?, e.g. to make an Altered Book from.
Then I found a tutorial on how to make a book lampstand (which I don’t find as beautiful as the book lamp, but it ‘uses’ more books ;-)).
I also liked the Bookhooks and Romans a clef great as an inspiration for crafters ;-)
I guess that you can make jewelry stands in the same way?!
I also found the book book ends, the book safe and another book safe, the “Audiobook” (an iPod case), the book book shelf and and and … ;-)

Recycle books
… into a book lamp (at
    (via How to Make and Do-How to recycle Books and How can I Recycle This?)
… into a book lampstand
… into a coat hook
… into a key hanger (via Siebensachen)
… into an artist book (here at unikatissima)
… into book book ends (at
… into a safe (and another safe) (at
… into an iPod case (“Audiobook” ;-)) (at
… into a book book shelf (at
…and much more ;-)