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But honey, I DID get rid of the junk mail!
Here is a great way to get rid of all those unwanted postcards from your crazy relatives whose vacations make you want to scream- or you could preserve that memory of Paris forever- in the form of a notebook!

This is also a great way to get rid of any unwanted paper scraps!

Posted by Kiko from United States • Published See Kiko 's 13 projects »
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  • How to make a notebook journal. Crazy Postcard Notebook - Step 0
    Step 1

    Take the postcard that you want and all of those paper scraps you have lying around. You don't want too much paper otherwise your stapler won't be able to handle it.

    You'll also need scissors and a stapler.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Crazy Postcard Notebook - Step 1
    Step 2

    Cut your paper scraps so that they are relatively close in length and would fit inside the height of the postcard.

    (Differing lengths can be fun)

  • How to make a notebook journal. Crazy Postcard Notebook - Step 2
    Step 3

    Stack your paper how you want it to be layered.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Crazy Postcard Notebook - Step 3
    Step 4

    Fold your postcard and your stack of papers in half along the width.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Crazy Postcard Notebook - Step 4
    Step 5

    Place your papers inside of the postcard.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Crazy Postcard Notebook - Step 5
    Step 6

    Staple together.

  • How to make a notebook journal. Crazy Postcard Notebook - Step 6
    Step 7

    ALL DONE!!!

  • How to make a notebook journal. Crazy Postcard Notebook - Step 7
    Step 8

    (If it's a new card, you can add a "return to:" in the back above the address lines.)

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Risa.Hanae (JapZilla)
Risa.Hanae (JapZilla) · Mt Pleasant, Michigan, US · 180 projects

I think this is an awesome idea for using up all your extra paper! I love it! I always have extra paper scraps lying around and I don't want to throw them away and waiting for enough to take to the recycling center just adds so much extra clutter sitting in a box at my house. I think this is very cool. :) From the one in the middle.

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caro25oyou
caro25oyou

cool

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Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Michigan, United States · 14 projects

Yeah, and double the excitement when your buddy gets a 'postcard' from your vacation spot!

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Awoken Cello
Awoken Cello · 14 projects

Oooo Love it! I use to collect postcards. I dont anymore and so now they are just collecting a bunch of dust (this is kinda depressing at times cause I have a ton of postcards and dont know what to do with them..) But now I can make them into notebooks! This would make a great present! :P

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Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Michigan, United States · 14 projects

Great!
Glad you liked it!

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Fran M.
Fran M. · Snohomish, Washington, United States

Very Cool! I m always using notebooks, and could save some money if I made my own

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Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Michigan, United States · 14 projects

Great! Send me the link when you get it up!

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unjunk  m.
unjunk m.

love this use of junk mail! I'm going to point our readers over at http://www.unjunkmail.com to your article - we're always looking for creative ways to deal with junk mail!

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Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Michigan, United States · 14 projects

Thanks! I like it, too!

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plumsong  .
plumsong . · , , United States · 6 projects

this looks great!
i love the different lengths of paper...and that it's easy.

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