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Here’s What You’ll Need:

craft glue

2 5x7-inch pieces of decorative paper

2 4x6-inch pieces of cardboard

20-30 4x6-inch index cars

3x5-inch sheet of adhesive cork

decorative-edge scissors

scrap paper

permanent marker

pins, tacks, or other decorations for the cover

paper hole punch

printed packing tape

2 1-inch metal book rings

Step By Step Instructions:

  1. Glue one of the decorative papers to one cardboard piece. The paper should overlap the cardboard by ½ inch on every side. Fold the overhanging paper over the edges and glue to the back of the cardboard.
  2. Glue an index card to the back of the cardboard over the paper edges.
  3. Repeat steps 1-2 with the second piece of cardboard and paper.
  4. Stick the adhesive cork to the front of one cardboard piece. Use decorative-edge scissors to cut a square from scrap paper. Write a title on the paper, and glue the paper to the cork. Decorate the cork with pins, tacks, and other office supplies.
  5. Punch holes in the front and back covers ½ inch from the top edge and 1 inch from the left and right edges. Punch holes in the same locations on your index cards, using the front cover as a guide.
  6. Lay a piece of packing tape across the bottom edge of one index card, extending the tape 1 inch out from the right edge. Fold the tape back on itself to make a tab.
  7. Use decorative-edge scissors to cut a small label from scrap paper. Write a category title on it. Glue the label to the packing tape tab.
  8. Repeat steps 6-7 to make other category pages. Shift the place where you put the tape so that each tab sticks out in a different place on the right edge of the card.
  9. Load the back cover, index cards, category pages, and front cover onto the two book rings. Close the rings.
  10. Start filling the index cards with your next great read!


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