Thanks earthdawn :-)
The great variety of printed Scrapbooking paper is one ready source of material to wrap your journal covers.
There is a way of using these papers that will result in zero wastage.
To achieve zero wastage, you need two sheets of these papers usually in 12" x 12" dimensions.
Two of such sheets can yield exactly 3 journals of increasing size like this :
There's A5 the largest , and A6 and A7 which is around credit card size.
Here is another technique but unfortunately, there is some wastage.
The difference here is that I am using only one sheet of 12" x 12" to make one A6 journal , but this time, you can use the same paper to craft the pocket , making the pocket co-ordinated .
Here you see the A6 covers laid on the paper which is 12' x 12".
( there's significant leftover.
maybe , one can even make another A7 size journal , haven't tried it yet , but it looks possible.)
The narrow strip on the rightside can easily be turned into a bookmark.
The leftovers at the top is what I now use to incorporate into the pocket.
Trimming down to pocket width
There isnt enough material lengthwise to make a pocket, so I have to join two pieces together.
Glueing the wrong side
done, the required length to make a pocket.
The joint is noticeable but only barely.
This seam, is located on the inside of the finished pocket - hidden away from view.
Folded into a pocket
Here you see the joint, but this is on the inside, away from view.
Attached to the rear flyleaf ...
Now with the hinges added and namecard slot cut into position ...
Edited by TMLee, 15 November 2015 - 14:47.