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how to make a traveler’s notebook insert

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How do I add inserts to my Traveler’s Notebook?

Inserts are added to your Traveler’s Notebook by opening them to the center and slipping them under the band that runs the length of the cover. Want to add more than one insert using connecting bands?

What kind of inserts does the Traveler’s company offer?

In addition to paper notebooks, the Traveler’s Company offers other kinds of inserts, to add additional functionality to your notebook.

What do you use your travel notebook for?

Over the years, I’ve heard several creative professionals mention they use the system for brainstorming, brain-dumping, commonplace books, bullet journaling, planners and anything under the sun that needs to be captured on paper. So I started investigating my options. Let’s jump in and learn how to make traveler’s notebook inserts, shall we?

What is the difference between the regular and traveler’s Notebook?

The regular size notebook is also quite portable while providing a little more room to write or create. Inserts are added to your Traveler’s Notebook by opening them to the center and slipping them under the band that runs the length of the cover.

How to make a scrapbook book?

Here are the steps… 1 Fold scrapbook cardstock sheet in half – set aside 2 Cut the pages out of the sketchbook – you’ll need 12 pages 3 Fold 12 sheets of dot grid paper in half 4 Stack folded sheets together and add the scrapbook cardstock sheet as the cover 5 Secure the spine with staples (or if you prefer, you can stitch it using this method of bookbinding using thread) 6 Measure the height and width you need to fit your traveler’s notebook cover 7 Trim off the excess edges of your notebook insert 8 Done!

How big is a Midori insert?

Regular Midori inserts measure 8.25″ x 4.33″ if you’re using the traditional traveler’s size cover. But there are dozens of different size traveler’s notebooks nowadays, so make sure you check which size your notebook holds and trim accordingly. This step takes patience and a steady hand. Again, I recommend you use a safety ruler and a super sharp X-Acto Craft Knife. Don’t try to cut through the entire book at once, just take it bit-by-bit and make several passes until you’re all the way through the stack.

What is a Midori notebook?

I have been using a Midori-like Traveler’s Notebook for several months now and I love it! For those who haven’t heard of this, it’s basically a leather notebook cover with a system of elastic bands inside the spine where you are able to arrange paper notebook inserts inside. Over the years, I’ve heard several creative professionals mention they use the system for brainstorming, brain-dumping, commonplace books, bullet journaling, planners and anything under the sun that needs to be captured on paper. So I started investigating my options. Let’s jump in and learn how to make traveler’s notebook inserts, shall we?

Can you recycle a sketchbook?

You can recycle a sketchbook you already have, or purchase paper like the Rhodia Dot Pad. Cover Cardstock – check your local craft store for endless possibilities or pick up some Craft Cardstock or the beautiful K&Company Jubilee Cardstock.

How to cut paper from a book cover?

Align a ruler along the long edge of the cover and use an xacto knife or Stanley Knife to cut away the excess paper. Take your time and cut lightly but firmly until all the pages are trimmed.

Why use traveler’s notebook?

Using a traveler’s notebook is a wonderful way to stay organized, particularly if you use traveler’s notebook size planner inserts, because once you’ve filled up the inserts, they can easily be replaced with new ones.

How to hold pages together in a book?

Use some binder clips to hold the pages together.

Can you make a traveler’s notebook with paper?

In this tutorial I’m showing you how to make a printable traveler’s notebook insert using the Dream Big Printable Traveler’s Notebook Inserts, however you can use any type of printable insert, or even writing paper for the pages and scrapbook paper for the cover.

Can you buy commercial inserts?

You can of course purchase commercial inserts, but printable inserts are just so convenient and easy to make. Plus, you can purchase lovely and decorative printable covers to wrap around the pages, instead of having just plain covers.

How to attach PVC pouch?

Attaching the PVC Pouch is pretty easy. I simply slid the pouch underneath the refills through the main elastic cord.

How to set up a travel notebook?

To set up a Traveler’s Notebook with two inserts, attach the first to the notebook cover using the elastic cord, the same as if you were going to set your notebook up with a single insert. Take your second refill and place it next to the first, closed spine-to-spine. Next, open both notebooks to their respective centers.

How to put elastic cord between notebooks?

Gently pull the two notebooks apart, and pull the elastic cord up between the two refills. The connecting rubber band should be just loose enough to allow you to do this easily.

What is a sticky note insert?

The Sticky Notes insert is actually a slim folio, with a think PVC cover to protect your unused stickies. Open the folio and slip the connecting rubber band over the cover and the PVC pouch, much the same as you would connect two notebook inserts. View fullsize.

How to make a traveler’s notebook?

To assemble a Traveler’s Notebook with three inserts, start by picking your three books and decide the order in which you want them to appear in the notebook. Place the first and third inserts back to back, and set the second one aside for the moment. View fullsize.

Can you connect multiple refills to a notebook?

While connecting multiple refills can seem tricky at first, it’s easy and intuitive once you get the hang of it. The general rule of thumb to remember: A primary refill secured to the notebook cover using the center elastic cord serves as an “anchor” for the entire system, allowing you to add additional refills and accessories using connecting …

Can you use TRC sticky notes on a traveler’s notebook?

Your Traveler’s Notebook is only limited by how thick you want it to be. In addition to three refills, connected as demonstrated above , I’ve included a PVC Zippered Pouch and a set of TRC Sticky Notes on my Standard Size Traveler’s Notebook.

How big should a midori notebook be?

If you’re making a standard Midori sized notebook, make a mark at 11 cm or 4.33 inches.

How to trim a notebook edge?

Lay down your metal ruler and start cutting down the marked edge. Be sure to keep the notebook closed when trimming regardless of what method you use or the edge will look super uneven when the notebook is closed!

What is the size of a Moleskine journal?

The printed pages measure 13 x 21 cm or 5 x 8.25 in ches when cut down. This is known as ‘Cahier Size’ and is the same size as the ‘Large’ size Moleskine Cahiers/Journals and Notebooks.

When you reach the end of the spine, do you remove your notebook from the machine?

When you’ve reached the end of the spine you may remove your notebook from the machine and make sure to leave enough thread so you can tie a knot in a minute. We don’t want this binding to unravel.

Can you use a stapler to stitch a notebook together?

This tutorial shows how to machine stitch the notebook together but you can also use a long-reach stapler if you have one. In fact stapling is much easier but I want to show this method as I’m guessing more paper nerds have a sewing machine (or access to one).

How to keep a book together?

Line the fold/spine of your inner pages and cover up and clip one or two bulldog clips on the stack to keep it together. Now the pages won’t shift as easily during assembly.

How tall is a letter size print?

Note for Letter sized prints: You need to trim off the bottom bit of the pages where the dashed line is before scoring! The height of the page must be 21 cm or 8.25 inches.

What are elastic bands on a travel notebook?

The Bands. The elastic bands are an integral part of the Traveler’s Notebook system. There are bands that hold the inserts inside the cover, and another band that holds the Traveler’s Notebook closed. Pro tip: When your new Traveler’s Notebook arrives, it comes in a cardboard envelope held closed with a band.

How to add inserts to travel notebook?

Inserts are added to your Traveler’s Notebook by opening them to the center and slipping them under the band that runs the length of the cover.

How to keep a record of your journey?

Use your Traveler’s Notebook to keep a record of your days. Just take fifteen minutes at the end of the day to write about your journey (metaphorical or literal), highlighting the things you most want to remember, or the lessons you gleaned from a particular experience. Research shows that when we take the time to reflect on our lives, we tend to be more productive, because we’re learning from the past.

What is a traveler’s notebook cover?

The cover is a flat, thick piece of leather with holes punched in it for elastic bands. It’s that simple. The longer you use your Traveler’s Notebook, the more of a patina the cover develops. The scratches it picks up over time make it look well-traveled, and the cover will form itself to your particular notebook configuration as you break it in (much like a baseball mitt shapes itself to your hand over time). It comes in four colors: black, brown, camel, and blue.

Why use Travelers Notebook?

Because the Travelers Notebook is customizable and portable, it’s a brilliant way to boost your personal creativity through art journaling. We’ve found it especially well-suited to:

What is the core element of a journal?

The core element of any journal is, of course, paper . The inserts for the Traveler’s Notebook come in a variety of styles ( lined, grid, or blank pages) and weights (watercolor, lightweight, kraft, and sketch). You can also make your own! Just choose the type of paper you’d like to use, cut it down to the right proportions, fold in half, and use a staple or two to hold it together book style.

How many sections can you label in a Traveler’s Notebook?

Even if all you do is insert three of the same simple paper inserts into your Traveler’s Notebook, there are automatically three sections you can label. Use one insert for your task lists, another for sketches, and the third for journaling.