How to Make a Traveler’s Notebook Insert

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How to Make a Traveler's Notebook Insert

Discover how easy it is to make your own traveler’s notebook inserts.

A traveler’s notebook is the perfect size for carrying with you as you go about your day, and because they are so customizable you can easily include different types of inserts to create your own perfect planner. You can have separate notebooks for sketching, writing, taking notes, or even painting.

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. 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.

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.

Supplies

How to Make the Printable Traveler’s Notebook Inserts

Print the insert cover onto a sheet of good quality cardstock.

How to Make a Traveler's Notebook Insert

Trim 1/4″ from the top and bottom of the cover so that the page measures 11″ wide by 8″ high.

How to Make a Traveler's Notebook Printable Planner Insert

Using a creasing tool make a crease down the center of the cover.

How to Make a Traveler's Notebook Printable Planner Insert

Print 10-12 double-sided insert pages onto good quality copy paper such as 24lb weight copy paper or similar weight. This weight of copy paper is thick enough to provide good support for writing without the ink bleeding through to the other side.

How to Make a Traveler's Notebook Printable Insert

Trim 1/4″ from the top and bottom edges of each of the pages so that they measure 11″ wide by 8″ high.

How to Make a Traveler's Notebook Printable Planner Insert

Stack all the pages together with the cover on top.

How to Make a Traveler's Notebook Printable Planner Insert

Use some binder clips to hold the pages together.

How to Make a Traveler's Notebook Printable Planner Insert

You can assemble the insert in several different ways. Use a long reach stapler to staple the pages together …

How to Make a Traveler's Notebook Printable Planner Insert

… or sew the pages together on your sewing machine. Be sure to use a strong needle and sew slowly to avoid breaking the needle. Once sewn, tie off the thread tails in a knot at both ends.

How to Make a Traveler's Notebook Printable Planner Insert

Fold the insert in half and press along the spine using a bone folder.

How to Make a Traveler's Notebook Printable Planner Insert

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.

How to Make a Traveler's Notebook Printable Planner Insert

How to Make a Traveler's Notebook Printable Planner Insert

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