Handmade Travellers Notebook Tutorials

Hardback travellers Notebook Part 1

positivelypapercraft travellers notebook

Hi everyone,
Welcome to my Blog!! I am so excited about today’s project!! I have been working on it for a couple of days now & i am thrilled at the end result. As you can probably tell from the picture, i have made a small & large Travellers notebook. If you follow me you may no that i have done a few travellers notebooks in the past, however i have never done any made from chipboard. I just love them and i also love making them! I think this is my new addiction.

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I even made all 4 notebooks in the larger TN. They turned out perfect & i think they look so professional. Making them yourself means that you can add in anything you like! This turned out to be a long tutorial so i decided to split it into 2 parts. Part 1 is the cover and binding etc & part 2 is the notebooks & pockets.  As this is part 1 i will list all the measurements for the cover etc & tomorrow when part 2 comes out, i will list all measurements for the notebooks & pockets etc.

In part 2 i show you a few different options on how you can make your notebooks so i hope you find it helpful. I will never buy another notebook as i am so pleased with the ones i made. The small TN is just so adorable and i had some notebooks lying around that i bought for the last TN i made. It made sense to just use them up. I will also list the measurements in tomorrows post in case you would like to make the smaller version. Its made the same way just smaller.

Below you can find the measurements for the parts i covered in the part 1 video:

MEASUREMENTS 
CHIPBOARD 2 PIECES MEASURING 5 X 8″   OR    12.7 CM X 20.3 CM
1 PIECE MEASURING 8 X 1 3/4″    OR    20.3 CM X 4.4 CM 
2 PIECES 12 X 10 CARD STOCK   JOINED TOGETHER, SCORE 1 PIECE ON THE LONG SIDE AT 1/2″ 
OR 25.4 CM X 30.5 CM SCORE AT 1.2 CM 
INSIDE CARD MEASURES 12 X 7 3/4″    OR    30.5 CM X 19.7 CM 
PATTERNED PAPER X 2 MEASURING 4 7/8″ X 7 7/8″   OR   12.4 CM X 20 CM
PATTERNED PAPER FOR SPINE MEASURES 7 7/8″ X 1 5/8″   OR   20 CM X 4.1 CM 
FABRIC SPINE MEASURES 3 3/4″ X 10   OR   9.5 CM 25.4 CM 

You can also find the link to the video tutorial below. Any products i used in this tutorial will be listed under my YouTube video.

I will be back tomorrow with part 2

Love Ann xx


Hardback Travellers Notebook Part 2

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Hi everyone,
Welcome to my blog and part 2 of my Hardback Travellers Notebook tutorial. I hope you enjoyed part 1 that i had for you yesterday. Today i am showing you how i made the inserts and also some pockets i made for the inside of the TN. I am just so happy with the handmade notebooks and i very much doubt i will ever buy them again! They are pretty simple to make, you just need a bit of patience lol. Every crafter needs patience though or you would never get anything made!

Easy travellers notebook with inserts, Positivelypapercraft travellers notebook

The great thing about making the notebooks yourself is you can put in whatever you want and decorate it the way you want. In mine i had vellum, foil paper, kraft card and lots more. Like i said in the video i found a great website that allows you to print off all kinds of paper. They have every kind of graph paper you can think of. All you need to do is trim them down to the size you need. I printed mine on copier paper which was 90gsm. I thought it would be better to get one a bit thicker than the normal 75gsm that i use. It gives a much nicer feel etc to your paper.

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My notebooks are binded together with staples as i have a long arm stapler that i purchased last year from Ebay. I love it and if i remember rightly it was about £12 which i don’t think is that expensive. You got hundreds of staples with it to. I have put the link for it under my YouTube video in case you would like to purchase one. However, if you don’t have one you can still make the notebooks. All you need is a large needle and some elastic or twine. Basically just sew your pages together. I have tried it and it works really well. Just poke 2 or 3 holes in your books and sew them, then you can tie the twine or elastic on the inside of your book. I used my Xcut corner rounder to round all the corners. I think they look really professional and very neat and tidy.

Below i will list all the measurements for the content covered in today’s tutorial. Please click the ‘show more’ or the small arrow under my youtube video and it will bring up a list of the products i have linked. Its normally a small arrow on the right hand side of the screen if you are on a phone or tablet.

DIMENSIONS 
PAPER FOR THE NOTEBOOKS NEEDS TO MEASURE 9 1/2″ X 7 1/2″   
OR   19 CM X 24.1 CM 
PATTERNED PAPER FOR NOTEBOOK COVER NEEDS TO MEASURE 7 1/2″ X 10 
OR  19 CM X 25.4 CM 
CARD STOCK FOR FRONT POCKET MEASURES 3 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ 
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1/2″ 
OR  14 CM X 8.8 CM   SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1.2 CM 
PATTERNED PAPER MEASURES 2 3/4″ X 4 3/8″   OR   6.9 CM X 11.1 CM 
CARD STOCK FOR 2ND POCKET MEASURES 5 1/2 X 5 1/2″ 
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1/2″ 
OR  14 CM X 14 CM   SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1.2 CM 
PATTERNED PAPER MEASURES 4 3/8″ X 4 7/8″   OR   11.1 CM X 12.4 CM 
CARD STOCK FOR BACK POCKET MEASURES 8 1/2″ X 5 1/4″ 
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1/2″ 
PATTERNED PAPER MEASURES 4 3/8″ X 7 1/4″ 
OR  21.6 CM X 13.3 CM 
SCORE 3 SIDES @ 1.2 CM 
PATTERNED PAPER MEASURES 11.1 CM X 18.4 CM 
FLAP FOR THE POCKET MEASURES 3 1/2″ X 7 1/4″ 
SCORE 1 SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″ 
PATTERNED PAPER MEASURES 2 3/4″ X 7 1/8″ 
OR 8.8 CM X 21.6 CM 
SCORE 1 SHORT SIDE @ 1.2 CM 
PATTERNED PAPER MEASURES 6.9 CM X 18.1 CM 
DIMENSIONS FOR SMALLER TRAVELLERS NOTEBOOK
CHIPBOARD X 2 PIECES MEASURING 6 x 4 1/4   OR    15.2 cm x 10.8 cm 
CHIPBOARD SPINE MEASURES 6  x 1 1/4″    OR   15.2 cm x 3.1 cm 
CARDSTOCK MEASURES 8 X 12    OR    20.3 cm x 30.5 cm 
INSIDE CARD MEASURES 9 1/2 x 5 7/8″ OR    24.1 cm x 14.9 cm 
PATTERNED PAPER MEASURES 5 3/4″ x 4 1/8″  X 2 PIECES 
SPINE PAPER MEASURES 5 3/4″ x 1″
OR   14.6 cm x 10.5 cm 
SPINE  14.6 cm x 2.5 cm 
Please find the link to my you tube video at the end of this post.
I will be back on Wednesday with another fab project! Don’t MISS IT!

Love Ann xx


Easy Travellers Note Book Part 1

Easy travellers notebook tutorial

Hi everyone,
First i just want to wish you all a very happy new year. I hope you all have a healthy, happy and crafty new year.
I want to kick the new year off with a Travellers Notebook tutorial. Its really easy to make and the video is a bit long. Thats only because i wanted to explain it all step by step.  I also make some storage wallets and envelopes for it.

Positivelypapercraft Travellers notebook tutorial
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I have put the links in my you tube video description for the notebooks that i came across on Amazon. They are only about £4.50 for a pack of 10 and you can get them with narrow lines, wide lines, blank and a grid layout. I made my blank note books using copier paper. It is very simple to do but you will need a long arm stapler if you want to do it this way.

I made my Travellers note book the same size as the one that Gemma sent me. The only problem is that the notebooks that Gemma used were a  bit larger than mine. It just means that my cover is a little large for the notebooks. As i said in the video tutorial, i will also put measurements for a smaller cover which fits the notebooks better. Please bare in mind that if you make the cover the smaller size, the envelope on the back cover will be to big and also the pockets on the front inside cover. You would have to make them smaller.

MEASUREMENTS 

PATTERNED PAPER FOR THE COVER MEASURES 11 5/8″ X 8 1/2″    OR    29.5 CM X 21.5 CM
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 5 1/4″,  5 5/8″,  6″ & 6 3/8″     OR    13.3 CM,  14.2 CM,  15.2 CM & 16.1 CM
COVERS FOR THE NOTEBOOKS MEASURE 8 1/4″ X 8″    OR    20.3 CM X 21 CM
SCORE ON THE LONG SIDE @ 4 1/8″    OR    10.4 CM
ENVELOPE FOR THE BACK COVER MEASURES 10 1/4″ X 10 1/4″   OR    26 CM X 26 CM
PUNCH AND SCORE @ 4″    OR    10.1 CM USING THE ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD 
CARD FOR THE POCKET DIVIDER MEASURES 8 5/8″ X 8″   OR   20.3 CM  X 21.9 CM
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 4 1/8″ & 4 1/2″    OR    10.4 CM & 11.4 CM 
SMALL INSIDE FLAP MEASURES 4 1/4″ X 6 3/8″    OR   10.7 CM X 16.1 CM
SCORE ONE OF THE LONG SIDES @ 1/2″ AND ALSO HE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″    OR    1.2 CM
ENVELOPE TO FIT THE POCKET DIVIDER MEASURES 8 1/2″ X 7 3/4″   OR   21.5 CM X 19.6 CM
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″ EACH SIDE     OR    1.2 CM
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1 1/2″ & 5″    OR    3.8 CM & 12.7 CM
CARD FOR THE 2 FRONT POCKETS MEASURE 6 X 5 1/2″    OR    15.2 CM X 13.9 CM
SCORE BOTH LONG SIDES @ 1/2″  AND THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″    OR    1.2 CM
2ND PIECE IS 3 X 5 1/2″   OR    7.6 CM X 13.9 CM   SCORE BOTH LONG ENDS @ 1/2″ AND ONE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2    OR    1.2 CM

MEASUREMENT IF YOU WANT TO MAKE THE COVER SMALLER 

8 1/2″ X 10″     OR     21.5 CM X 25.4 CM 

Please find the link for my video below.

I will be back with part 2 tomorrow

Bye for now

Ann xx


Travellers Note Book Part 1

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Again, i am so sorry this post is a little late. I am spending the afternoon catching up with everything so its all in order. Hopefully i will be spending Sunday filming tutorials and doing blog posts for next week. I hate falling behind with things.

Today i have part 1 of my Travellers Notebook tutorial. I am sooooo excited to bring you this tutorial as i have been wanting to do it for a while. I know lots and lots of people have done tutorials on these but i wanted to make my own. Saying that, i think people have done tutorials on everything now lol. After all, there is only so much you can make with paper and card.

Part 2 of my tutorial will be out tomorrow. I dont normally do a tutorial on a Saturday but i have #2 of my SAB Series on Sunday so i new i couldn’t do it then. That means that you have had 4 tutorials from me this week!

When i do my blog post for tomorrow i will post all the measurements for the notebook together. Today i am just going to share some pictures with you 🙂

I hope you like my Travellers Notebook! I love it and will be making lots more of them! They are so addictive! I can also assure you 100% that these are not hard to make at all!! Once you have made one i have know doubt that you will want to make more and more 🙂

Please pop back tomorrow for part no 2 on here and also my YouTube tutorial.

Thank you!

Love
Ann xx

Travellers Note Book Part 2

Hi Everyone,

Happy Saturday!! I hope you all have a great weekend whatever you do 🙂 Today i will be getting some more work done in the house and tomorrow i am hoping to get some tutorials recorded as well as some blog posts!

As promised, i have the second and final part of my Travellers Notebook tutorial. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as me! I love making these and i am sure you will to if you give it a try. I will list all the dimensions at the end of this post in Imperial and Metric 🙂

I love this one in Foil Frenzy and the great thing is that you can choose to decorate them any colour and style you like. Whatever design you choose i know it will look beautiful. This notebook would make an amazing gift! You could even make a beautiful presentation gift box to put the notebook in.

 In my opinion, these are not much different from an expensive planner! Why pay all that money when you can make one just  how you want it. Maybe you could also try selling these at craft fairs. I am very confident that these will be great sellers.

Like i said in my tutorial, one of the great things about this organiser is you can replace the notebooks without spoiling the covers. If you are going to gift one you could even put some spare notebooks in.

I really hope you have enjoyed this 2 part tutorial. I will add all dimensions below 🙂

DIMENSIONS

NOTEBOOK COVER MEASURES  11 3/4″ X 6 1/2″             OR                30 CM X 16.5 CM
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 3 3/4″,  4 1/8″,  4 1/2″,  4 7/8″,  9 1/8″,  9 1/2″,  9 7/8″  &  10 1/4″
OR         9.5 CM,  10.5 CM,  11.4 CM,  12.4 CM,  23.2 CM,  24.1 CM,  25 CM  &  26 CM
NOTE BOOK COVERS MEASURE 6 1/4″ X 8″             OR               15.9 CM X 20.3 CM
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 3 7/8″ & 4 1/8″                  OR                9.8 CM & 10.5 CM
INSIDE POCKETS MEASURE 4 1/2″ X 2 3/4″               OR                11.4 CM X 7 CM
SCORE THE LONG SIDE @ 1/2″ ON BOTH ENDS          OR             1.3 CM
SCORE THE SHORT SIDE @ 1/2″                                      OR              1.3 CM
TAGS MEASURE 5 1/2″ X 2″                                               OR              14 CM X 5 CM
DSP FOR TAGS MEASURE   5 1/4″ X 1 3/4″                     OR               13.3 CM X 4.5 CM

Please find the link for my Youtube tutorial at the end of this post.

Thank you

Love
Ann xx


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