How to make a fun and unique notebook from scratch, and use it as a photo album or travel journal! Premium class

Alexandra Michiardi, Stamp designer, crafter and painter

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8 Videos (21m)
    • Introduction

    • Prepare your covers- Part I

    • Prepare your covers- Part II

    • Binding- Part I

    • Optional Step- Trimming

    • Binding- Part II

    • Adding Elastic Band

    • Final Tips for Photo Album


About This Class


This class is for scrapbookers, paper and notebook lovers and any crafters who is interested in new ways to make original notebooks. Easy, simple and original technique!

It is NOT a traditional bookbinding class!

In this class, I will teach you how to make a unique notebook starting from blank cards (as cover and pages) and using an original binding technique. The final size of the book closed is 4'X6' (10X15 cm).

I will give you ideas to customize your cover and tips to fill in your book if you want to use it as a photo album or travel journal.

I will share a few of my favorite ways to use stamps to decorate your mini-book.

The idea of this class is to create a very personal mini-book that you could use as a photo album or travel journal.

You don't need to know in advance how many pages you would like to include as the structure of this mini-book allows you to add as many pages as you wish on the go!

Please find the detailed outline of my 8 video lessons here

Please note that the stamps used in my album are clear stamps from my own brand, méli-mélo.

If you like them, you can find them in my Etsy shop

12 of 13 students recommendSee All

Awesome class!

The Best is Yet to Come!

This class is great and easy to follow. I love how you end up with such a creative notebook where you can put all your memories of a special travel.
Love this class! Never thought to do this and it's so well presented.
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Alexandra Michiardi

Stamp designer, crafter and painter

I'm Alex, a French girl who is not really French anymore since she's left her home country 17 years ago.

I live in Sheffield (UK) with my husband, our son Tristan (who is now 5), and we are expecting a baby girl for October!

I am an avid crafter : I love cooking, painting, scrapbooking, DIY and anything handmade.

I love learning new techniques and creativity is a part of my daily life.

Two years ago, I started designing stamps for the handmade lover & DIY addict!

You can now find them in my Etsy shop (bymelimelo), specialized in rubber stamps and clear stamp sets.

I would like to inspire you, making you want to create. In the end, happiness is being in peace with oneself and creativity is a mean to achieve it. I would like you to be happy. Happy people make a better world.

Please visit my blog, méli-mélo studio, for more crafts tutorials and DIY ideas, and subscribe to my Instagram feed to keep in touch with me!