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August 17, 2012


Hello, friends!  This is Audrey.  Wow, I've been away for such a while and now it feels just like coming home!  Thanks Pam, I'm so glad to be back here!

Let me ask you this, have you ever went to toss something into the trash but stopped because something about what you were going to trash caught your attention?  Well, that's exactly what happened to me and what lead to this project.  It's so funny that I sometimes get the most odd ideas about  a thing that just seems to come out of nowhere!  Who would have thought this idea?!!!

The project is this little mini-book, and you won't want to believe how the pages are bound and with what!!!  LOL!  Well, I'm going to show you, but first let's take a look at and tour my book -- starting with the front and then a few of the inside pages:

Okay, get ready to find out how I bound these pages!!!  Well..., you know those paperstack packs where you have to tear off the cardstock from the perforated tabs at the top of the pack?  Oh you know, the packs that look like this on the inside:

Yes those!  Well, don't ever toss them again!  Those tabs are perfect for binding pages together!!!  And it's just too easy!

After I used all the paper, I removed the front and back covers to where all I had were just the tags (Figure 1).  Next, I cut the number of pages I wanted for my little mini (the page sizes can be any size according to the number of inches in lenght of your paper pack tabs which is 12").  For my mini, I cut 6 cardstock sheets (4.50" x 6"); this gave me a front and back cover page, and 4 inside pages.  After I'd cut my pages, I counted out 2 tabs each for each of the 6 pages (which would be 12 tabs), then I cut the tabs to-size at 6" to fit my pages (Figure 2):

Figure 1

Figure 2

I have a pair of  heavy duty scissors so it wasn't too hard to cut through the 12 sheets.  If you do this, you may need to cut through a few sheets at a time.  Note:  I did not worry about the holes in the tabs because I knew I'd be covering the pages so theyd be covered too and wouldn't show.

Okay, now starting with the first 2 back tabs, I evenly aligned my first page between the 2 tabs and glued the first page between the tabs, like this:

Repeating the same step as above, I took the next 2 tabs (Figure 3) and aligned the second page between those tabs making sure they were also evenly aligned with the first page and glued the second page between the tabs:

Figure 3

I continued this procedure until each page was glued between the tabs and when all the pages were glued between all the tabs my book looked like this:

As you can see on the picture, I didn't do it, but you might want to trim off the perforated edges at the top of the paper when you cut your pages.  But, at this point, my my book was basically done!!!  All I had left to do was add paper for a front and back cover, and cover my pages!!!  How easy is that?!!!  And the design possibilities are endless!!!  You can design it any way you want and add as many pages as you'd like!!!  Now I'm sooooo happy I didn't toss those tabs!!!

Should you try this easy binding method, please let me see.  I'd love to see what ideas you come up with using these tabs!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!  And, as always...

I'll be seeing you!


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