So first I measured out how large I wanted the book to be and cut out the front and back cover out of a really thick picture frame mat. I then went through my cardstock collection and picked out all of the pages that I wanted to use. I used a variety of different sizes of paper so some pages are smaller than others but they do not exceed the size of the covers. After I got my papers all cut to size I used my handy dandy Bind -It-All and bound the whole notebook together.
After all of those steps this is what it looked like. The cover was nothing special because I just wanted to cover it with fabric anyways but I wanted to be thick and sturdy enough. I then dug through my fabric collection and chose a piece that I wanted to use and then cut it out to cover the whole notebook.
I then started of with one end of the book and began gluing the fabric to the cover. I made sure that it was pulled tight and glued down both covers and covered the wire binding.
The last thing I did was cut out two pieces of cardstock to cover up the rough edges of the glued fabric on the inside cover.
I am very happy with the way it turned out and I am excited to be able to craft on the road! I plan on doing some headers on the top of some of the pages. Some headings that I have already been thinking about are: Blog Ideas, Baby Names, Recipes To Look Up, Fave Thrift Shops, and the list goes on and on!! If you are interested in buying a Smash Folio rather than creating your own click the link Smash Folio and you can find more info there. I hope some of you feel inspired by this little project! I cannot wait to fill this baby up!!