Monday, October 28, 2019

Decorated Notepads

Hello! Kelly here today with a great gift idea or something you can make and sell at craft shows. I am always looking for something I can make for a quick gift or sell in the local gift shop in my small town. These notebooks make great gifts and can be made in several different sizes.

Blank Page Muse stamps used
Vintage Keys Border
Dream Big Dreams
Unicorn Wishes

Other supplies used
VersaFine Clair ink Nocturne
Tombow permanent tape
Red Tape
Distress ink - Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso
White cardstock
Black cardstock
Kraft cardstock
Ruled paper pad 5" x 7"

To create this notepad cover, trim off a 1/2" of paper on the kraft cardstock on the 11" side, then score at 5 1/8" and at the next notch towards the right for the spine of the cover, fold and set aside this piece. Next, you will cut the black cardstock to 4 3/4" by 7 3/4" adhere to the front of the kraft paper.

Using the Vintage Keys Border, stamp a panel that is 4" by 7". Adhere this stamped panel over the black panel and stamp the sentiment, Dream Big Dreams to a piece of white cardstock and ink blend Vintage Photo over the entire sentiment and use Ground Espresso on the edges.  Adhere to the front of the cover over the key panel.

Next, you will take the ruled paper pad, I bought these at the Dollar Store and they have many assorted sizes and colors to choose from, using the Red Tape, place along the edges of the notepad and a strip in the center and place on the inside back of the kraft cover. You now have a gift finished! These notepads could be used for wedding favors, house warming gifts and much more!

I made a second one with some of the extra pieces on my table. This notepad had the words on the pages so I cut one out and used it for the cover. 

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  1. Such a great little gift idea - perfect for stocking stuffers! And you can create them in so many different styles!

  2. Love these notepads what a cool idea! I see Christmas stockings...
    Thanks so much!


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