It’s not a secret that I love the Hipstamatic. If it weren’t for the novelty of my d-slr, it would probably be my go-to camera. Here’s a quick DIY for cute Hipstaprint notepads (aka “Hipstabooks”) that are great for tossing in your purse or giving as gifts… in fact, I’m giving one away to our Blog Better Challenge winner! Check out the tutorial after the jump…
1. ¬†Assemble your supplies:
- Hipstaprints (mine are 4×4″)
- Cutting tools (I use a rotary cutter + ruler, but you can use a paper slicer if you have one)
- Pages, cut to match the size of your photos
- Cardboard, also cut to fit your photo
- Printable labels
- Label maker – I use my Xyron for almost everything; got it for <$10.
- Binding machine and binding wire
2. Affix a label to your photo
3. ¬†Stack the photo, pages, and cardboard backing the way it will be bound.
(At this point, if you don’t have a binding machine, head on down to Kinko’s or OfficeMax- they’ll be able to bind it for a few bucks.)
4. Follow the directions for your binding machine (mine is a Zutter Bind-It-All) and punch holes in your cover and pages. Make sure you aren’t punching more at one time than it can handle, and double and triple check to make sure everything lines up!
5. Thread your binding wire through the holes. Make sure you follow the directions for your particular machine to ensure the binding ends up in the right place!
6. Smoosh it. Again, this is probably machine dependent and it’s important to follow the directions!
7. Admire your book*!
Easy! Obviously, there are a hundred ways this could be customized. Do something fabulous and show me!
*Yes, I did notice in the photo that step 7 is actually labeled 8. ¬†Oops.