Bound Password Book

by Cheryl Gorka

Bind your own book to store passwords.


  • Template for the inner pages, links can be found in step one
  • (links below)
  • Paper trimmer

  • Bone folder

  • Binding tool or hole punch and twine

  • Strong adhesive

  • Two 7 1/2" x 5 3/4" pieces of cardboard

  • Two 9 1/2" x 7 3/4" pieces of cardstock

  • Two 7" x 5 1/4" pieces of patterned paper


  1. Step 1

    Print multiple copies the inner page template. Each page will have space for 6 websites/passwords.

    Inner Pages

    For the sample 10 pages were printed.

    Print title page once.

    Title Page

  2. Step 2

    Cut all the inner pages in half across the width. Each half will be 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".

  3. Step 3

    Trim 1 1/4" off of the left side of the page.

    The trimmed size of your inner pages is 5 1/2" x 7 1/4".

  4. Step 4

    Cut two pieces of cardboard to 5 3/4" x 7 1/2". For a more finished look, the covers are slightly larger than the inner pages.

    Recycled cereal boxes work well. If you would like a thicker cover, cut 4 pieces of cardboard and adhere two together for each cover.

  5. Step 5

    Cut two pieces of cardstock to cover the outside of the password book to 9 1/2" x 7 3/4". The paper is one inch larger than the cardboard on each side.

    Thinner cardstock is easier to work with and will fold to have more crisp edges.

  6. Step 6

    Adhere cardboard cover in the center of the paper using a strong adhesive. Repeat steps 7 through 12 for the second cover.

  7. Step 7

    Crease the paper along the edges of the cardboard. Then crease the corners.

    This will help you create a nice, crisp edge on the cover of the book.

  8. Step 8

    Put strong adhesive around the inside edge of the cardboard.

  9. Step 9

    Fold down the corners of the paper and adhere to the cardboard.

  10. Step 10

    Fold in the edges and adhere to the cardboard.

  11. Step 11

    Cut two pieces of Patterned Paper to 7" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the covers.

  12. Adhere with strong adhesive to the center of your cover on the side with the folded edges.

  13. Step 12

    Bind the password book.


    -Refer to the instructions that come with your tool to correctly bind your project.
    -If you do not have a binding tool, you can punch holes in the edge and lace the pages together with ribbon or twine.

  14. Step 13

    Decorate the password book.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Bound Password Book. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Great project Beate. I can't remember my passwords to save my life and they are written all over the place and of course, I can never find them when they are needed.

I do that all the time in videos myself about pretending I didn't mess up. It happens.

Cindy Blancett  |  Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 10:14 AM
Wonderful video! I did the exact same thing on one of my covers!

Thank you for the opportunity to create a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.
Cheryl (Shestamps)  |  Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 5:43 PM
I can't wait to make this. The one I bought is full and a mess!!! Thanks for creating this for us!!!
Vicki Keyzer  |  Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 7:53 AM
Great video. . . smile
Angel Davenport  |  Sun Dec 8, 2013 at 6:25 AM
Thank you for the templates. Awesome!!
Susan Bartels  |  Fri Jan 3, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Jerri Davis  |  Thu Jan 9, 2014 at 12:20 PM
I have wanted a password keeper forever. Now I can have one thanks to you.
Elaine Bedigian  |  Wed Dec 30, 2015 at 6:41 PM
Thanks for this ... I'm using a 5-ring binder but I really prefer your keeper model because it's smaller and lighter in weight!
tehachap1  |  Wed Apr 29, 2020 at 9:23 PM
I have taken a small composition book and covered it with decorative paper and decorated it for my password book - be sure to use pencil to jot down your passwords - if you are like me you will be changing your passwords from time to time. This is a great idea for one and a good tutorial. Thanks for the idea.
cardkat  |  Wed May 6, 2020 at 9:38 AM

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