Q & A: Do I Need Notebooking Pages at All?

by Jimmie Lanley

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Q: Do I need printable notebooking pages at all?
A: No, all you need is paper!

da vinci calendar pageAbove is a good example. In our Metropolitan Museum of Art Page a Day Calendar there was a Da Vinci sketch Sprite wanted to include in her Da Vinci notebooking pages.

She simply affixed it to a plan sheet of copy paper. To help with writing at the top, she cut out a square of lined notebooking paper and affixed that onto the copy paper. After hole punching it, the plain paper page was ready to go into the notebook alongside the printable templates.

Variety is the spice of life and the spice of notebooking. Do you plain paper for notebooking pages?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Melody December 8, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Sprite is a genius–simplicity is best. Why worry about finding just the right notebooking page when you can follow her example. Her handwriting is excellent! My son would rather endure hard labor than write. Maybe if he ends up being a doctor his handwriting won’t be an issue. 😛 We have been known on occasion to print out an encyclopedia article and cut out sections to glue onto notebooking pages.


jimmie December 8, 2010 at 6:56 AM

@Melody — LOL on the doctor career! Sprite’s handwriting really fluctuates. If she takes her time, she can write nicely. But that’s not to say that she always does that!


Heather December 16, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Sure do! I love this new blog!



jimmie December 17, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Glad to see you discovered it, Heather! Keep visiting.


Julie January 14, 2011 at 7:14 AM

What??!! Is there more than plain paper notebooking?? 😉


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