Notepad Book Tutorial

I want to start all my scrap blog posts with “I’m excited by my newest project!” Could I be more scrap-addicted?

I found this project mildly entertaining. Is that better?
This little notepad holder is the perfect size to throw into a purse (well, not my purse which is jam-packed – I am making a tote bag to upsize myself) and bring to the grocery store. What I hate is going to the grocery store with a long list of items and missing a couple because I didn’t bring a pen to check things off as I threw them in my cart.

The notepads are 4″ x 6″ and I made the notepad cover to wrap around from one piece of 6.5″ x 10.5″ card stock. All card stock for this project is Sweet Slumber from Stampin’ Up!

I scored the card stock cover at 5″ and 5.5″ so it would fold in half to aproximately 5″ x 6.5″.

Pen holder is one piece cut 1.5″ x 2″ and rolled around the pen – give a little space so the pen goes in and out easily.
I made a little flap to close the notepad book – it’s 2.5″ x 1.5″, scored at 1″ and 1.5″. I rounded one end on both corners. It’s glued in back and when it folds around the front it slips between the two sheets of card stock – when I put the decorative piece on, I made sure not to glue it there, and then put two eyelet brads to keep the glued pieces from coming apart. You could try velcro or a slit for closure, but I thought this was cuter.
I have this notepad book for sale in my Etsy shop! I plan to make more, featuring my watercolour paintings in front, but this prototype one is a little cheaper since it is my first try and all.


Notepad Book Tutorial — 2 Comments

  1. Do you come up with all these cool projects on your own? I struggle to find something for a class that people would like to make.

  2. The tutorials I have posted are all mine – often adapted from similar things I have seen, but with sizes that work for me. I'd be happy to share measurements and instructions for everything you see on my blog.