I had a brainstorm the other day and thought I would share it with you.
As I was looking and sorting through the greeting cards we received I thought some of them were just too nice to throw away. So I decided to make small sketchbooks out of them.
Cut your paper to size. This card measured 7-1/4" by 4-3/4" so I cut my paper 7x9". The width is twice the card so it can be folded over and sewn in the middle. This fits in the card nicely.
I have 6 pages to a signature which gives me 12 sketching pages.
I used the pamphlet stitch as shown here.
The pamphlet stitch is the easiest to do.
You can use any size card you want.
Here is the finished sketchbook.
I found some duct tape with these splashes of paint on it. Perfect for the outside. I taped some over the fold to cover the stitches and along each edge.
Ready to throw in my purse so it is always available for that sketching opportunity.