Hello everyone It’s Eva on the blog today sharing a tutorial on how to make a DIY Notebook with tabs to organize your school year.
You can use this notebook for so many things: to schedule your meeting, take notes, organize your finances, etc! I decided to use mine to keep track of DT assignments and blog posts. The mini is organized by months but you can customize your tabs to fit your needs.
I decided to use the gorgeous papers from the My Bright Life collection, the patterns and colors make me happy and they are perfect for a girly notebook!
Start by cutting 12 inside dividers of 8 1/2 inch x 6 inch. I used my Trim and Score and even cut 2 or 3 pages together!
Use your Tab Punch Board to create the tabs. I did 3 sets of 4 tabs each. (Jan-Apr, May-Aug, Sept-Dec)
To create the first and last tab put the Tab alignment tab and create a medium tab.
To create the 2 central tabs align your paper at the 6 Small mark, punch and then flip your paper and punch on the Medium size tab. To create the other central tab simply flip your paper to back side and punch!
I decided to use the Word Punch Board to write my months on the tabs. First I aligned the first and last letter to the 2 and 16 mark, punched and then aligned the middle letter to the 9 mark. I did this so my letters could be closer together.
Here are all my tabs, pretty right? I tried to make each set of 4 of the same color.
To finish the notepad I created two 8 1/2 inch x 6-inch cardstock covers and bind everything with my Cinch. On each divider, I glued a monthly calendar that I printed directly from my computer.
See how lovely the tabs look? You can even attach a colored paper on the back if you want them to stand out a bit more.
The cover is really simple, I just added the “Notes” word with some gold thickers.
tip: See the gold border on my cover? Before I attached my paper I covered the sides with gold washi tape!
I hope like this little DIY Notepad, I know I am ready to start organizing my year! Thanks for joining me and have a great day!
My Bright Life Patterned Paper (733860)
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My Bright Life Patterned Paper (733864)
My Bright Life Patterned Paper (733871)
My Bright Life Patterned Paper (733874)
My Bright Life Patterned Paper (733875)
My Bright Life Patterned Paper (733877)
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