Posts Tagged ‘notepad’
I picked up a new washi tape set a while back and have been trying to come up with ways to use it ever since. This stuff is addictive. So I grabbed a few blank notebooks that I was planning on using for another project and went to town. I realize this is rocket science here, but hey – they only took one minute to make, so I thought I would share the process in case you want to make your own…
- Choose an interesting color combo and start rolling out strips of tape into any pattern you’d like. I went with stripes – it’s quick and easy.
- After attaching each strip of tape, cut off excess, but leave room to wrap the tape around the back so it won’t come undone easily.
- Fold the excess tape over to the back and attach. All done!
Here’s the photo version of this step by step…
Take it further!
Take this simple project one step further, and stamp your own custom message into the front cover, with a wooden mallet and a set of leather stamps (like this one)…
That’s it! So simple.
What do you think? Will you be making a few of these for yourself or buddies?
P.S. I’m becoming obsessed with the leather stamp kit I used for this project, so prepare yourself for more DIYs that involve indented messages soon.
This contributor post was written by Patty of P.S. it’s in the details.
I love making matchbook notebooks. They are very simple to make (especially since I will be giving you a template to use) and you can use all sorts of pretty papers to create them. Their simplicity and cuteness make them perfect for whipping up a quick gift. Make a whole batch for party favors!
Here are the materials you will need:
- paper for matchbook cover
- paper for pages
- paper trimmer with scoring blade
- embellishments, if desired
Here is how you make it:
1. Print out the template provided.
2. Cut out the template.
3. Trace the template onto the back of the pretty paper you want to use for the cover. Cut out the pretty paper cover and then use the scoring blade to score the folds along the lines indicated on the template.
4. Fold the cover into the matchbook shape.
5. Cut the paper for the inside into 3 1/2″ squares. Twenty sheets is a good amount – you don’t want it too thick or you will have a hard time stapling the book together. Staple the matchbook together on the short flap using two staples, one on each end.
6. Add any embellishments that you would like to use. I used Washi tape across the flap on my purple glittery matchbook notebook. I also used it on the double-sided patterned paper matchbook notebook. I did a little experiment on one of the notebooks and I’m pleased with the results. I used a page from a recycled catalog and adhered it to my cardstock template. I folded the notebook along the score lines. I then laminated the cover. It folded well along the score lines, which is the result I was curious about with the lamination.
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It’s not very often that my to-do list is completely cleared when the weekend rolls in, but this weekend the weather was so, so nice and everything was already crossed off my list of to-dos. So Jeff and I took Luna to the dog park and did a lot of walking around (soaking up the sun).
Now that it’s Monday again, my list is piling back up, but that’s fine by me.
I actually like planning out my week, and I am kind of a paper freak, so notes and to-do lists get me excited.
Which leads me to you… I am hoping you share my affinity for paper because I have a little Monday inspiration to share this morning, thanks to Miki.o Stationery and Paper Goods.
Modern, colourful, classic and funky DIY printable wedding invitations, save the date cards, personalized labels…notepads and lovely paper goods.
Notepads for organizing…
And really cool wedding invites …
Visit Miki.o Stationery and Paper Goods on Etsy now for more paper inspiration.
I am not going to question it, but the weather has been non-stop beautiful since Friday! And it had just put me in such a great mood. This is one of the things we did over the weekend (you can see what a nice day it was too). Then we hung out at home, after a little shopping. And I put the finishing touches on the new exhibition (which just went up this morning).
One of many new shops in this totally new exhibition is Lil3birdy, which is run by artist Clare Shields. Her work is really fun and sort of captures the spirit of our weekend, so I wanted to share a few of my favorites from her Etsy shop with you to round out the day…Love the way she plays with repetition…
1. (above) owls notebook
2. insects and bugs postcards (love, love, love these)
For more from Lil3birdy, visit Clare’s shop on Etsy.
I’ll be back bright and early tomorrow morning to share Tiffany’s part II article on pricing. The last one was super juicy (over 250 shares combined on Facebook + Twitter), so be sure to pop in tomorrow to read her second installment.
San Francisco based artist Julia Kostreva has an online shop featuring 2012 planners, notebooks, pillow covers and art prints. I really like her clean, colorful designs and I’m especially smitten with the planners seeing as how better organization is always my list of New Year’s resolutions. Check out Julia’s full selection goods here.