7 Gypsies Roma Book Covers and the Kraft Blank Note Card envelopes from Kraft Outlet. I chose the note card envies because they were the closest in size to the book covers.
Each envelope needs 1" trimmed off the bottom.
Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock for mine.
Once you have all your pages covered it's time to punch the holes for binding. I used a Cinch, but you can do it with a regular hole punch and you can decide how many holes you want. Since the bottoms of the envelopes were cut off, they are open and really need a little adhesive to keep your photos from sliding down so far that they peek out through the punched holes. So add a little glue in between the punched holes on each page where you see the arrows in the picture.Earthy Hemp cord that Babette recently added to the store. I used this for several reasons. I'm planning on keeping this in my purse and metal rings would just be too bulky. Also, if I decide to add more pages, it's easy to unlace and add more. I left a little extra cord when I tied it off just for this purpose. The easiest way I found to make sure you have enough give in your pages is to weave your cord in whatever pattern you choose (I ended up changing my pattern after I finished the book) then open the book in half and lay it flat. You can loosen the cording up a little to give it some play. You don't want it too tight or it won't open fully.
tutorial over at Papercraft Star for making you own customized hole reinforcements. I thought the pages might need a little extra help since that hemp was going to be rubbing back and forth. I inked the decals with the same Frayed Burlap Distress ink I'd used on the pages and then stamped them with a texture stamp and Stazon ink. I added them to all the holes on both sides of the pages.
Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock. You'll also see a Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag and I used the 7 Gypsies ATC Label Rubber Stamp for the frames around the names.
Kraft Outlet Supplies
7 Gypsies Roma Book Covers
Kraft Blank Note Cards
Earthy Hemp Cord
Brown kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock
Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag
7 Gypsies ATC Label Rubber Stamp
Stamps: Recollections "Brackets and Corners", Fiskars Cloud9 Design "Simple Thoughts--Memories"
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, Frayed Burlap Distress ink, Sakura Micron Pigment pen
Tools: EK Success Retro Flower punch, Martha Stewart Rose Leaf punch, Sizzix Sizzlits flourishes die, Spellbinders Timeless Heritage set, Nestabilities Labels Four (S4-190)
Miscellaneous: beads from my stash, hole reinforcements, Recollections brads