The French language book is from the 1920's and small in size. I am using the covers only. The covers are punched for a spiral binding along with all the pages.
I like working on pages unbound. I can sew, rubber stamp, paint, etc. without having to adjust for gutters or uneven surfaces which make rubber stamping a super challenge. Having unbound pages also gives you freedom to decide the order in which you want your finished pages to appear.
This is the inside cover with the loose pages punched and ready to go. I have made all the pages using manila card stock. Presently, I am on page ten - completed book to follow.