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Guns And Roses Cassette Tape Mini Journal
I generally use the cassette tape sleeve rather than the actual plastic cassette tape. I didn't want to throw it out and and came up with another type of journal/notebook. I did find the inspiration from an etsy shop. Any constructive criticism would be appreciated. This is my first attempt at this type of journal.

Posted by reese52 from Daegu, KR • Published See reese52's 8 projects »
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  • How to make a notebook journal. Cassette Tape Mini Journal - Step 1
    Step 1

    Carefully take the cassette tape apart. Older ones have little screws, but you can easily pry one open with a flat head screw driver at the seams.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Cassette Tape Mini Journal - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take a cassette single sleeve and use it as a template to cut another piece of cardboard. You can use the sleeve, but I like to use that for another type of mini journal.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Cassette Tape Mini Journal - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the cardboard the same way as the template. Make sure that any design is on the outside of the sleeve. It will be covered by the fabric you have selected.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Cassette Tape Mini Journal - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut a piece of fabric big enough to cover the cardboard. Give it at least half an inch (about 1 1/2 cm) of allowance to properly sew it around the cardboard.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Cassette Tape Mini Journal - Step 5
    Step 5

    Iron the fabric around the cardboard. Fold the fabric twice then iron. This will give it a neat "hem". You may have to cut some excess fabric to neatly sew the fabric onto the cardboard.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Cassette Tape Mini Journal - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew the fabric onto the cardboard. I used a contrasting color to give it more interest.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Cassette Tape Mini Journal - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take a very tiny drill bit and create holes on all 4 corners of the plastic cassette tapes.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Cassette Tape Mini Journal - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew the tapes on the front and back of the fabric covered cardboard. I used embroidery string and a bead for the enclosure.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Cassette Tape Mini Journal - Step 9
    Step 9

    Please follow this tutorial from CraftyMouse on Craftster (Thank You!) to construct the paper journal. You can also try coptic or some other method of stitching.

    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6883.0

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piefacetoldmeso
piefacetoldmeso · Dudley, GB · 18 projects

Fantastic idea!

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Lima
Lima · Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, IT · 93 projects

Wow this rocks! Luckily I saved the last Cassette tape from my mom's cleaning haste.
I'm so going to try this, thanks for the tut :D

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Lima
Lima · Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, IT · 93 projects

Oh wow this rocks!! Luckily I saved the last cassette tape from my mom's cleaning haste, I'm so going to make it, thank you for the tut :D

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North-Holland, Netherlands · 108 projects

awesome, thanks !

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Frustrated Crafter
Frustrated Crafter · Upstate, NY, United States · 10 projects

Love it!!

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Shivi
Shivi · Perth , WA, Australia · 14 projects

yay! a how-to! thankyou so much!

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reese52
reese52 · Daegu, KR · 13 projects

I finally finished the 2nd mini journal. I'll be converting this to a how-to/tutorial soon. It'll be my first one once I post it.

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Pinocchio
Pinocchio · Virginia, United States · 30 projects

such a neat idea

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viciouscircle
viciouscircle · United States

this is verrrrrry good

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princesse  X.
princesse X. · Kuwait, Kuwait · 11 projects

nice!

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