Here's what I made:
It's a little booklet for jotting down praise reports or a gratitude journal. I purchased a bundle of graphics, and the cute pandas were part of it. It's not really my design style, but I have a daughter who loves pandas, so I thought I would make her something personal for her birthday. (I might add that this was necessary because I sent her the big present early and I was so excited about it that I made her open it as soon as it got there... which was fun at the time but leaves the birth DAY rather empty, y'know?)
I'll show you some step-by-step photos in a minute (it isn't hard, I mean... *I* did it, and without directions LOL) but here are the other pieces I made to go with it:
3x4 pocket cards ^^ as you can see, I at least got help cutting straight ;)
So here's the booklet:
Score the cover (I just printed scrapbook paper on both sides of letter-size white cardstock)
I printed some lightly dotted printer paper with little decorations for inside pages, and trimmed about a quarter of an inch off each side. I scored and folded each one then put them together in the center of my cover, then opened up my stapler and stapled 3 times down the center (I stapled into a big cork coaster I have)
Fold the staples down, carefully. Bleeding on one's project is never recommended ;)
Cover the seam with a nice wide swath of washi tape. I like this one because it's wide, but you could layer skinnier ones. It's just to protect that spine and hide the staples :)
And there you have it!
I've packaged up all the goodies to make the booklet for you, so you can have a go and feel all proud of yourself as I did ;) If you don't have a cutting machine, die cuts are pretty simple to cut out (especially if you cut better than my 5-year-old equivalent skillz).
So here you go - Click on the link below to download your very own project!