I always get excited about making my new books and journals for the new year. I also make sure all my digital photos are organized and put in their correct files.
I have two jpgs for you if you like my system for the swaps. I keep it very simple. one page per group, per month:
You can down load either or both. In the past I used the horizontal version, this year I am going for the vertical.
I like the cover I made a few years ago so I just open the coil and reuse it. I made it out of mat board to last - and it has!
I set up a word template - simply I create a page that is 5x7 and then paste this jpg on it, then Save As: swap sheet. I save it in a file I keep on my desktop called "printing templates". My template folder is really important to me as I have blank templates set up to do frequent and important printing; product and label tags and blanks for digital work. I precut my paper to these sizes. It makes cut and past printing a snap!
Printed sheets waiting to be punched on the Cinch machine:
adding the back and front, pressing the ring spin closed
and yes about 25% of the time I put it on backwards!
So I pull the spine apart and try again!
This time I get it right!
I also added monthly dividers for ease of use:
and here is my new book, I reused the covers and scrap paper.
I hope this keeps me on track and and that you might find it a useful tool too!
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