I'm very much into this stripy thing. A few of my notebooks and handmade journals look kind of similar to this one.

It is super easy and fun to use up all the bits of paper. They don't really have to be stripes, I'd say any bits would look perfect! I covered front and back with acrylic primer and stuck bits of papers with glue.

Here is an old book I found. It's about A6 size with very heavy pages which makes it easy to use different mediums inside. And it is also really small, only 30 pages both text and faded pictures so it's perfect for one theme project I think.

More things like this HERE .