How to make a simple printable journal

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by LindaM

How to make a simple printable journal

There’s nothing like the feeling of using a beautiful journal to write in, and printable journals and notebooks are quick and easy to print and assemble. They are perfect for giving as thoughtful gifts to special friends, or just to keep for yourself.

While there’s lots of different ways to assemble printable journals, I made these lovely journals by threading some hand-dyed ribbon through holes along the edges and tying off in a bow.

For this tutorial I used my Free Spirit printable journals, however you could use any type of writing paper or even scrapbooking paper to create fun and interesting writing or junk journals. You can find the Free Spirit journal kit here in my online store, as well as a companion JournalNotes writing kit here.

How to Assemble the Printable Journals

First print out the pages.

How to make a simple printable journal

Trim away the white edges, cut in half, then punch three holes along the inside edges using a hole punch.

How to make a simple printable journal

Stack the pages together with the covers on the outside. Thread a length of ribbon through the top and bottom holes, from the front through to the back.

How to make a simple printable journal

Thread both ends of the ribbon through the center hole through to the front.

How to make a simple printable journal

Tie in a bow at the front and you’re done!

The Free Spirit Printable Journal Kit is perfect for making a junk-style journal, and the Printable JournalNotes Kit is ideal for making a beautiful writing journal. Or you could combine both sets to create a combination junk/writing journal.

How to make a simple printable journal

How to make a simple printable journal

I made this writing journal using writing paper and some thick scrapbook cardstock for the cover.

How to make a simple printable journal

How to make a simple printable journal

How to make a simple printable journal





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