• photocopied papers
• then sew it down the middle.
But here are few tips and my templates if you care to use them.
• my original thought was to make one journal for the entire summer. But I realized that would be a lot of pages to sew through. So instead, I made multiple journals so she can use one for each month. Plus, we have extras to giveaway to friends. Of course if the project fizzles, she can just keep one journal for the three months.
• Decide what you want for your journal, draw your pages, or download my 3 page template HERE (you should be prompted to open the pdf file in Acrobat or other software on your computer).
Please note: I was having problems with the formatting so the letter "T" in "Today" is missing on two pages. You'll have to handwrite that one in!
• To make it extra fun I copied "Summer Stories" to the front cover and copied the calendar on the back cover (took some tinkering to figure out which direction to load the cardstock in the copy machine. But after a few tries it worked out).
• When you're ready to sew, fold the front cover in half, then unfold it, and place the pages on top with a binder clip at the bottom to hold them together. Then sew right on top of the folded line, down the middle of the paper. Remove the binder clip as you get to the bottom.
Now let the fun begin.