Every page in the pad is embellished. It is supposed to be bulky, but the way I glued the pages together helped to keep it stable. I bind the pages with a method I've seen in Office Depot (referring to the one in my country). They press firmly the pages together, and they apply a special hot glue on the edge of the bulk of paper at the same time that they place a strip of paper (long as the pages are and wide enough to wrap them together). They use a machine for this.
Another way to do this is with a wood press. I didn't have to use that, because I worked with fewer and smaller pages. I used a hot glue gun to stick the little pad. You have to be very fast and try to apply the glue evenly and wrap the pages with the strip of paper quickly. And you shouldn't open the pad but until itīs completely dry.