Liked my PocketMod Modified booklet ? Are you obsessed with list making like I am or do you know someone who is? Make them a modified PocketMod booklet – cheap, neat and sooo useful.

Personally, I think they’re fabulous to use up paper scraps or reuse wrapping paper and such.Make own for each of your friends as stocking stuffers this Christmas.

To make your own Pocketmod pocket book:

PocketMod is a useful site that lets you select the kind of booklet you want to make. Select from storyboards, calendars, organizers and personalised pages and make up the layout…Print in either color or grayscale. The PocketMod is a free, recyclable, personal organizer.
In one A4 sheet you get 8 printed sides and 8 blank sides. Print both sides to save ink and paper.
I made my own changes to the basic booklet – I printed three different sheets with calendars, lists and organizers and bound them all up as one book..

You’ll need:
  • a printer to print out your sheets
  • some chart paper or thick paper like wall paper/thick wrapping paper ( can be used already-it’s going to be covered up anyway)
  • some pattern paper like wrapping paper or solid colored handmade paper
  • scissors
  • clear Cellotape or invisible tape
  • glue (Fevicol)
  • decorative tape or ribbon
  • stickers or other embellishments
How to make the booklet:
  1. Go to www.Pocketmod.com and click Build a PocketMod now! or Create PocketMod. Play around with the layouts and when you’re happy with the look, click Print. Print more copies of the same layout or of totally different layouts if you need.
  2. Cut the pages (in pairs) along the guidelines given.
  3. Crease down the center to separate the pages.
  4. Glue the pages together along the crease as shown in the image or sew them together using traditional bookbinding methods.

    glue folded pages at crease

    glue folded pages at crease

  5. Stick some cello tape down the book spine to keep the pages together.
  6. Cut the chart paper to size-so that it fits around the booklet pages as the cover.
  7. Cut a piece of wrapping or pattern paper to the same size as the chart paper. Glue to the chart paper.
  8. Glue the cover to the cover page and last page of the printed booklet.
  9. Decorate the cover.

    Completed mini-book

    Completed mini-book

Some ideas for the cover: a name label, sheets of graph paper/music paper, shapes cut out using craft punches, dried flowers, collage from magazines, mosaic of small colored paper bits, a drawing or doodle, some printed fabric, ribbon or other trim, rubber stamped designs on plain paper, sequins or an old map.

If you try out this quick project, do send me your photos or designs…you can also leave me a link in the comments section or at tweet it to me at http://twitter.com/goodgracecrafts.

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