Mark Montano: Mini Journal

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Mini Journal

Not sure if you're like me but I always have an idea I want to jot down and I really enjoy having a cool little idea book hanging around. I started to make these with all of the extra copies I would have left over from my projects. Pretty soon my friends started asking for them so I got a little more creative with them. I find this version the easiest and most inspiring to make.

Here’s how:

  1. Cut your card stock 8" x 5 1/2" This is your cover.
  2. Fold the card stock cover in half so that it's 4" x 5 1/2".
  3. Using your Fiskars Corner Punch, decorate the edges.
  4. Decorate your cover by smudging the edges and stamping until you get your desired effect.
    DON'T WORRY: if you don't like it, flip it inside out and start over!
  5. Cut all of your blank and printed papers 5" x 7 3/4" in size.
  6. Open your cover and center your filler paper on top.
  7. Hold the stack and carefully flip over and stick inside the staple and staple in the center toward the top and bottom of the journal.
  8. Staple the center of your ribbon in the center of the fold of the journal
  9. Fold and tie and head out to jot down your thoughts.

Supply List

Cardstock in 1 or 2 colors
Book pages
Printed papers (to put inside as inspiration)
Blank paper in different colors (for your journal pages)
Large office stapler with 4" reach