There are some great punches on the market that enable you to create a note book effect on the top of your paper, here is one example. If you don't have one of these punches or don't want to have to spend out on one how about using stitching to create a similar look? I have matted my photo and added stitches down one side and also cut out a notebook shape and stitched across the top. A very simple technique but very effective.
I have used Pebbles Inc, Skipping Along range, bazzill just the edge strips and AC foam thickers.