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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Guest post: How Tahlia changed her soft cover ABP1 planner to hard cover

Many thanks to Tahlia for this amazing guest post on how she recovered her Quo Vadis ABP1 soft-cover planner into a hard-cover book!

I wanted to show you some pictures of my recovering of the Quo Vadis ABP1 planner to hardcover.  I decided I liked it best for 2014 and that I wanted to recover it with a hard cover.

So I took and old book and I ripped out its insides and I covered it with pictures I had enlarged on regular paper from my favorite movie "All About Eve" with Bette Davis.  Then I laminated that all around.  

Then I glued in the ABP1 to the cover. I had to take off the original cover for the ABP1 and then glue the front and back pages of the book to the hard cover and used some duck tape too.

Then I poked holes in the back and used an old bra strap to make an elastic closure.  

For the pen holder I found that they sell adhesive pen holders you can stick in a book so I bought one on Amazon.com for about $4 and put that in.  

Then I used red paper to line the book.  

Finally I looked on youtube and this girl had a bookmaking channel and she showed how to make a pocket like they have in the moleskine planners and followed her instructions, and I made one and it worked and I glued that in.  

Wow!!!! Huge thanks to Tahlia for showing us how to do this! I'm awed by her creativity and style.


  1. Awesome! I would never have thought of doing that with mine!!

  2. Wow! That's really awesome and incredibly well done! :)

  3. We may be long lost sisters. I love planners and Bette Davis. Great job!

  4. All About Eve is my all-time favorite movie too! I also love just about everything she did over her long career. Who didn'?

    I love planners too-and what they represent to me--a new beginning to my life again, for the year! I used 5 different ones at one time this year, and each one was exciting in its own way.


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