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See how easily YOU can make laminated dashboards for your traveler’s notebook!

When I discovered how easy it was to make these, I had to make them for all my planners.

Laminated dashboards can be used as dividers and can be used to hold post-it notes and washi tape.

And it’s a great place to add a self-adhesive clear pocket to hold your washi tape samples. I picked some of these up at Target last fall (I think they are made for teachers, so they were in the Target Dollar Spot as part of their back to school items).

Of course, now I don’t recall where they are in my stash… DOH!

In today’s post, we’ll be making a dashboard for the travelers notebook that we’ve been creating over the last few weeks.  They are super easy.  Here is how you can make your own.

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Dashboards

Video tutorial:

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  1. Measure the cover of the signature notebooks that are in your travelers notebook.  The one that we’ve been making has signatures that measure 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of pattern paper to measure 1/4″ less on both sides.  This allow for the 1/8″ laminate border edge. Round the corners.
  3. Measure the thickness of the signature notebooks that you want the dashboard to surround.  One of the pieces that you cut goes on the front, and the other covers the back.  I chose to surround 2.  Each measures about 1/4″ thick.
  4. Place the 2 pieces of pattern paper face down inside a laminate pouch.  You’ll want to line them up level on the top and bottom.  Leave a gap equal to the thickness of the signatures plus about a 1/4″.
  1. Run this through your laminator.  I recommend running it through twice… this helps to seal the laminate better, and get rid of the excess air pocket on the edges of your paper.
  2. Trim the excess.  DO NOT cut the 2 pieces apart.  Round the corners.
  3. You are finished.  You can now slide your dashboard through the elastics behind your signature notebooks.
travelers notebook signatures

I loved making this dashboard!  Now we just need a little glitter… but that’s for another video (a shaker dashboard is coming!  Stay tuned πŸ™‚ )

This dashboard will be included in the package that I’ll be sending to the winner of the Traveler’s Notebook Giveaway (along with the planner and other goodies).

If you haven’t entered yet, here is what you do:

1. Watch each of the videos in my Travelers Notebook Series (be sure to watch to the end).

2. Like the video.

3. Subscribe to my YouTube channel.

4. Comment on each video in YouTube.

I’ll be drawing a winner at the end of the series.

I Thanks for dropping by and crafting with me today!  Crafting with friends is always so much fun and I can’t wait to get together with you again soon.

In the meantime, I’d like to invite you to join me and some other crafty people in my “Crafting with Debbie” Facebook group.  It’s going to be so much fun!

I’ll be giving my members sneak peeks and early offerings of lots of crafty goodness.  And I’ll be hosting more live crafting events (still in the planning stage right now) that you can participate in.  We’d love to have you join us!

 
 
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