I cut the portion of the envie with the stamps on it. Since it was not quite as long as I needed, I rescued another piece of the envelope to make the back. The paper inside is a heavy cardstock that has an aged feel. I cut the strips twice as long as I needed and then punched two holes along the seam I created by folding the strips in half. I used a heavy twine to lace through the holes. Simple little notebook with a touch of vintage postal charm.