I was fortunate enough to happen upon a great collection of vintage gift wrap. little by little, I have been using it for special projects.
I started by cutting the pages of giftwrap in rectangles measuring approximately 5" by 10". The pages are a nice size when folded in half. 15 pages per signature (a signature is a section of pages to be sewn into a binding).
Two signatures per notebook, bound in a card-stock weight cardboard.
Final touches with button and string closure on the fold over cover