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Project Pointers: Booklets

Project Pointers: Booklets

Booklets are the chameleon of paper projects. They can be used as pamphlets to convey information or make an argument, as flyers to advertise a local political candidate, or they can simply be a great craft for kids.
Booklets
Whatever you decide to fill them with, booklets are as simple as a few sheets of paper bound together, typically with paper covers. The best thing about booklets is that they don’t require any other supplies – all you need is paper!

What Kind of Paper Should You Use?

You’ll need two kinds of paper to create a booklet – a lighter weight paper for the inside, and a heavier weight paper for the covers. We recommend using text or writing paper for the inside of your booklet, and cover weight paper for the covers (cover weight paper for covers? How surprising!).

Interior

Classic Natural White Paper

Writing paper is perfect if you want strong pages.

Classic Crest Natural White Writing

Beargrass Metallic Paper

Polish off your message with metallic paper.

Aspire Petallics Text Metallic

Glossy White Paper

Glossy paper takes your booklet to the next level.

Future White Text Gloss

Exterior

 Gamma Green Card Stock

Cover weight paper is firm and flexible without being rigid or bulky.

Astrobrights Gamma Green Card Stock

Fireball Fuscia Card Stock

Go bold and bright with Astrobrights cover paper.

Astrobrights Fireball Fuscia Card Stock Cover

Your booklet can contain as many pages as you want or need. The Paper Mill Store offers a large range of papers that are perfect for inside your booklet and its covers. Check out the full list here.

We also have free downloadable templates that will make building your booklet a bit easier. Just download the template and get ready to print!

Suggested Sheet Size Final Project Size Free Downloadable Template
8.5″ x 11″ 5.5″ x 8.5″ (8 pages) Template Download PDF Template Download InDesign
11″ x 17″ 8.5″ x 11″ (8 pages) Template Download PDF Template Download InDesign

One Sheet Wonders

You don’t need multiple sheets of paper to make a booklet! You can easily make a small booklet with only one sheet of paper. Watch this video to learn how to turn a single 8.5” x 11” page into an 8 page booklet.

Kid-Friendly

These “One Sheet Wonders” are a great craft for kids – they’re super easy to make, and they can be filled with whatever occupies your child’s imagination!

Creative Cards

You can even turn your simple single-sheet 8 page booklet into a great homemade card for your loved ones! Here’s some inspiration to get you started.

Two-Sheet Triumph

All you need to make a bigger booklet is more paper! These simple booklets don’t require tape, staples, glue, or thread to bind, which makes them the perfect option for a simple kids craft or even a more complicated memory book, photo album, or brochure! Here’s a video tutorial that shows you how to make a multi-page booklet.

Capture Your Memories

If you want to make a memory book with mounted photos and embellishments, we recommend using a heavier weight paper. Here are a few paper suggestions:

100% Recycled White Card Stock

Color Copy Recycled White Card Stock Cover

Bristol Gray Vellum Paper

Exact Vellum Bristol Gray Paper

No memory is too small for a memory book. Try documenting your kid’s first day of school, graduation day, or family trip. You could even create a beautiful booklet that showcases your best friend’s wedding day! They’ll love it till death do you part.

Limitless Options

There is no limit to what you can put in a booklet! The Paper Mill Store has a paper that is perfect for any project, from handmade childrens’ stories to promotional pamphlets.

Steph Schinkel
Steph Schinkel

Steph is an avid crafter, DIY enthusiast, and regular contributor to The Paper who loves to handmake all of her cards. Above all else, Steph is a die-hard foodie with a massive sweet tooth and a deep, soul-consuming love for chocolate.