http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpZ-tv5TsjM&feature=relmfu this is similar to how I did mine. After I crumpled the pages I sprayed the edges with glimmer mist while it was fluffy, then I ironed the pages so it would not be as thick. And I added a belt around the middle to hold it closed. I will add enough stuff to make it fat again any way. I have been tearing out stuff from magazines and gluing them in my smash Christmas planner. I also have printed out pictures of cute ideals I saved from the internet and glued them in along with Christmas stories I have had emailed to me. Recipes I have jotted down and menus and grocery list for Christmas and Thanksgiving menus. And when I get those sudden brain storms at work that I jot on post its or scraps of paper I glue them into the book also. and it fits in my bag!