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Project

Plan-Anything Tags

Introduction

Tailor a plain notebook to take on a major project with custom tabs.

Materials

  • Notebook
  • Bone folder
  • Stickers
  • Round stickers (optional)

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Using a bone folder, make creases across the middle of the stickers; just under the crease, label the category. Stagger and fold stickers over the edges of different pages. Or use two round stickers, back-to-back, for each section.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, January 2004

Reviews (25)

  • 15 Jun, 2011

    I, for one, am not interested in just crafts. That's why I subscribe to an Organizing Tip of the Day. Yes...seriously.

  • 14 Jun, 2011

    I think we are forgetting this is an organizing tip not a craft. I am all for organizing and for those that aren't organized or it isn't their thing but they wish it were this is a good start. : )

  • 14 Jun, 2011

    I agree! This is a great idea that is simple and clever. Side note: I find it amusing how hostile some can get over directions to an organizing tip ;) Turning the page...

  • 14 Jun, 2011

    Well, this may not be a craft to you but I find it to be a wonderful idea that I can do with my young Grandson who is just learning to write and who loves to write stories. I can get him an inexpensive notebook and add date tags each time he writes me a story. He loves notebooks so this will be a grand project for him. Consider, just because it is not something you would do doesn't make it dumb. And, for me, the instructions are just fine.

  • 14 Jun, 2011

    Ladies, Ladies, this project requires so little skill and gives
    such simplicity in the instructions. Just read them carefully
    and DO. Or would it be easier if Martha or an assistant
    were to come to y ou and do the project for you. I hate
    to imagine what you would do with the more complex
    craft projects. Mykele

  • 14 Jun, 2011

    There are not enough directions to understand how to make this!

  • 11 Apr, 2010

    not a craft!!!!!!!!!!!!
    get serious!

  • 11 Feb, 2010

    I have to agree- I am the least crafty person in the universe but even I could manage this. In a dark room. :)

  • 11 Feb, 2010

    Come on... really? You need more instructions than this to put stickers as "tabs" in a simple journal-like book? Thanks Martha for NOT WASTING my time w/more details than necessary!

  • 11 Feb, 2010

    I agree sometimes these crafts aren't clear, but come on ladies, this one isn't rocket science!!

  • 11 Feb, 2010

    I

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    totally agree! we should be able to click on the pictures to enlarge them and the written instructions typically are lacking. not up to mslo standards.

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    Come on Martha! Are you reading these? This area need editor help immediately.

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    STRONGLY AGREE about the instructions for these "craft of the day" features. Pictures are too small and directions are too skimpy.

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    I think homemade Cookbooks made out of blank books like this are neat. I made one once with cutout letters, scrapbook style of different colors, fonts, sizes etc. used to make the "chapter title" pages. Then I wrote in the recipes. This would work great to be able to see the 'chapters' from the outside of the book.

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    +With+the+round+ones%2C+put+them+sticky+side+to+sticky+side%2C+with+the+page+in+between%2C+1%2F2+way+into+the+stickers%2C+so+they+stick+out+of+the+book%2C+as+shown.

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    This project couldn't be simpler. The only thing I imagine could confuse some people would be the 'bone folder'. All it is is a letter opener shaped thing that you use while sewing to get a straight edge, or so many other things, like stamping, or embossing to rub/apply pressure to something. For this, you just fold the sticker/label over the straight edge to get a sharp crease (as though you couldn't do that without a tool !) A butterknife could even be used.

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    I agree too! I would like to make this, but the instructions are not clear. I'd like to see step by step for this one!

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    I totally agree. More details please.

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    Instructions are always unclear for the "Craft of the Day" items. Where is the detail?

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    larger pics, please.

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    miserable instructions and photos.

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    This is a nice idea, but the "instructions" are poorly written. Please give more detail.

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    I use these PostIt brand removable tabs. They look great and can really help you keep the book flexible.

  • 10 Feb, 2010

    I love this idea. I have so many notebooks on hand and it never occurred to me to put tabs in them - much less tabs as easy as these!! Thanks!!