Cut paper, in half, lengthwise.
Now cut paper horizontally.
Cut out 2 pieces of cardboard that are slightly larger than your papers. Then, cut a piece of decorative paper slightly (1/8") longer than your 2 card boards.
Glue paper to cardboard, leaving a gap between pieces.
Punch holes in cardboard. Line up paper with cardboard and make pencil marks, through holes, onto papers. A few sheets at a time, punch holes in paper.
Place punched papers in covers and line up holes.
Push a loop of ribbon through each hole, from the back.
Pull ribbon tightly and knot securely, in back. Trim ribbon.
Optional: So your book will open easily, using a ruler and sharp pencil, draw a firm line under the stick.