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Midori Paper Insert Booklets

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Since I posted my last Weekly Scrapbook page about my homemade mirdori and paper inserts, I’ve gotten a lot of requests on how I made them. It is really so easy and only requires paper, elastic cording, a bone folder, adhesive, and some clear packing tape. I also used a corner rounder which is totally optional.

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First, I figured out what size I wanted my booklet to be. Once I determined and cut that using double-sided scrapbook paper, I cut my inside papers 1/2 inch smaller on all sides. For my inside papers, I used a graph pattern I printed on regular printer paper. I found this pattern online for free.

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You have to remember to double the width because it’s going to be folded in half to create a book. I used my bone folder to get a nice sturdy crease on both the cover and inside paper.

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I decided to add some clear packing to the fold on my cover only. This will stop it from tearing as it is opened and closed multiple times.

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I decorated my cover using some odds and ends around my craft room.

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Then I placed my inside paper on top of the inside of my cover and using black elastic cording I purchased from Walmart, I wrapped and tied my inside papers to my covers.

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I added a little charm to the top for whimsy. I like to do this with most of my inserts!

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As I mentioned earlier, I wanted my corners rounded, so I used my corner rounder on the cover and inside pages.

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That’s it! It’s so easy and so much fun to come up with your own personal designs.

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Once you starting making these, you cannot stop!

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