For the pages, I used school notebook paper that is gridded on one side and lined on the other, but for added interest (if not quite utility) I let the lines run vertically. there are four signatures of ten sheets each for a total of 80 pages (160 both sides).
I bound the book using a longstitch binding with white Waxed linen thread. For a closure, I used more of the lime green tape, folded it over to make a narrow strip and threaded it through the book at the spine and the two fore edges, then tied it in a bow.
The bright color makes this a pretty little thing, nice for a young girl heading back to class.