So first I hire about a half dozen minions to grab coffee sleeves from everywhere for me. This method worked really well! I now have enough to make like a dozen of these little beauties.
Then I paint or ink the edges so when I apply my pretty scrapbook paper (when of course it doesn't line up properly because I am not a robot cutting machine) it looks pretty and finished! (Finishing touches make a HUGE difference in over all presentation!)
Next I attach little 1 inch circles (I have a punch) with staples to the edge for the binder rings! I find that this gives you more stability and doesn't take up any of the little decorative space a coffee sleeve allows. Then I whole punch them, heehee.
*I do this before I start decorating because then you can use the paper to cover the staples!
Then I trace the outlines of the sleeves onto pretty paper and trim them down a bit smaller to intentionally leave a framed edge and adhere them with a tape runner! You might have to play around with the adhesives you like since cardboard can be tricky... I like the small little pink tape runners!
Next if for some reason there are some staples showing (eeeeek) I use ribbons or lace to cover them up! I also wrap lace around the bottom of usually two sleeves to create a little lace pocket for holding tags.
Then I add little photos mats and embellishments!
And Paper bands also for holding tags!
These ones are really fun because I cut two of the sleeves open so that they fold out like a gate!
Then I embellish the heck out of the cover! My favorite glue to use for this part is Alleene's Fast Grab, it comes in a purple bottle, works wonders!
And attach a piece of ribbon or lace to the back cover to tie a binder clip too for a closure! These things end up pretty chunky so closures rock!
All through out this I am also making little tags and booklets from scraps that are trimmed from papers used! The more tags, and fibers and colors the better I say! Hope this helped someone! Anyone... Haha