It's already been established that I'm a paper crafts fan girl. I'm sure you get that by now. In school, I loved the ease of using bookbinding tape to finish off a book, but I could never find anything other than a rather dull, dawdy beige - almost like muslin in color. Well, that's really no fun, and it certainly doesn't offer any extra aesthetic value. That's why I squee (yes, squee) over the colored self-adhesive book tape from Paper Source (right) and Making Memories (left).
Taking a road trip during the summer? Why not buy a standard-size post card at every destination and, using your road map when you're done (or another decorative paper) cut two pieces to the size of the post cards and bind them together? You'll need to align the left edge and glue the cards together with PVA (binder's glue) and let it dry overnight with weight on top of it (I've found binder clips work pretty well too, if they're heavy duty big ones). Finish and reinforce the glue bind with the self-adhesive tape for a really attractive but simple touch!