you will need some drink coasters or chipboard for a base
Paper cut to size for both sides of coaster base
measuring tape-fabric or plastic
My First Ticondergoa Pencils-or any round object
Find out how much tape you will need with a about a half inch extra on both sides for attaching
mine was 3 icnhes
cut 21 (6 per page x 3 pages and 3 for the cover page)
I find the center of my page and then measure out accordingly
I make sure they are spaced evenly
then I mark both side- i like to color it in to make it easier to see
then i use one page as a template to do the others- at this pint I ink all of my edges with colorbox chalk.
add a little tacky glue to each marked space- I use tacky glue doe to its good hold- tape adhesives do not seem to work as well-use them at your own risk!
For your cover page you only need 3 tabs- i put and x on them to remind me
glue only 3 tabs to your cover page
stick em down! I use pencil to line them up perfectly
then continue on to the other pages-i stack them as I go
and use my pencil to make little adjustments as needed- set aside to dry
then I bust out my Xyron creative station and line all of my cardstock pages. You can use tape runner for this instead
lay it over the top of the tabs you just glued down
trim any excess if needed
Continue to do the rest of the pages-one side only!!-Covering the tabs you have already made
TIP! I like to number my bases with my cardstock to match them up easier
After you glued all of the sides with tabs, you will now want to glue down the other side of the tabs to the backs
Double check to make sure you have sliding room, should fit loose enough to slide easily-to tight and your pages wont turn easily
The nice thing about using a measuring tape is you know exactly where each tabs needs to be glued
repeat for all of your pages. You should have 4 pages
3 with 6 tabs each
one with 3 tabs- your cover
Now take your cover Page A and place a top your second Page B
I bend the tabs to make it easier to see- bend the three to the right (tabs 1,2,and 3)
Start by going thorough the first tab of page B, then the first tab of page A -please note I mistakenly call page A, page B on this pic! sorry!
keep going, alternating through page A and B
got it right this time!
and finally last tab of page A
You should look like this now! Three empty tabs on page B
Now place page C on top of page B
and do the same thing, alternating through the tabs
and that will leave your back page with the three tabs, just run the last pencil though all three tabs
now you have this!
take a piece of thin twine and weave it through the pencils
tie it in a tight knot
repeat on other side-dont worry if it goes all wonky, you can straighten it up as you go.
if you like you can put a small dab of glue where the knot is, to seal the knot and make sure it is adhered to pencil-but a tight knot usually does the job
my cover page
Hope you will give it a try!