I was in Jo-Ann's craft store the other day, rooting around in the piles of scrapbooking papers, looking for likely papers for books. I found a few pads of 5x7" paper in pretty patterns. I also found one pad of cardstock with peel-off adhesive backing. That just screams "quick and easy" so it was too hard to pass up.
For each little booklet, I took a sheet of the pretty paper, found a coordinating color cardstock, peeled off the backing paper, and stuck 'er down. A few needed a tad bit of trimming. This became the cover. Then I scored a line in the center where the spine would be and folded the cover in half and boned it down. I cut some ivory text paper to size, folded 12 sheets in half, nested them into a single signature. I poked a pair of holes in the spine and a matching pair of holes in the cover and bound the whole thing with a piece of very narrow satin ribbon in a coordinating color.
After tying a knot to keep the binding from coming loose, I tied a pretty bow, knotted that, then wrapped the remaining ribbon around the book and tied a second bow to keep the booklet closed.
These little booklets are pocket sized, so handy for odd notes, phone numbers, jotting down quick ideas. I also think they would make very nice bridesmaid gifts or wedding favors.