Posts Tagged ‘notepad’

10/06/10

Today, I have a super cute guest post/ tutorial to share from Caitlin of the blog Packagery. Caitlin also runs an adorable packaging supply shop by the same name; and she created this fun diy with just a handful of materials. Its a mini library card notepad tutorial. These notebooks are perfect for jotting down short little notes or lists. And is a great way to recycle some of those paper scraps you may have lying around. So, let’s get to it. Here’s Caitlin’s project…

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Materials: 1. a stapler (make sure it has staples) 2. scrap paper (graph paper, handwriting paper, etc.) 3. cardstock (library cards, index cards, old postcards, etc.) 4. paper trimmer (or scissors, x-acto knife, etc.) 5. bone folder (or a spoon) optional extras: 6. embellishments such as stamps, stickers, labels 7. corner rounder

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Step by Step Instructions: 1. Trim your paper the same size as your card. I used a 3″ x 5″ card, with 6 sheets of scrap paper cut down to 3″ x 5″. This will give you 12 sheets/24 pages per notebook. You can also tear your paper down to size, for a different look. To do this, lay a ruler on top of your sheets and tear along the edge of the ruler.

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2. Fold paper in half and crease with a bone folder. Do the same to your card. Place the folded paper inside the folded card, and crease again.

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3. Make sure everything is lined up and folded nicely. Then carefully unfold your notebook and staple once or twice along the outside folded edge.

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4. Done! You can round the corners of your notebook for a neater look, or add some cute stamped images.

*If you’re looking for library cards, you can find them for sale in my shop here.

Tips: To make your notebooks flatter, stick them under a pile of heavy books for a day or two. Where the heck do you get a corner rounder? I got mine here from amazon. It’s a Zutter Round-It-All and it’s a pretty neat tool. You can’t trim a ton of paper at once like you can with a (very expensive) commercial rounder, but it handles these notebooks just fine.

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Thanks so much Caitlin for sharing this tutorial with us! For more inspiration, visit the Packagery blog and Caitlin’s packaging supply shop.

And for more quick and easy project ideas, click here to visit the tutorials page.

09/07/10

I kind of feel like Paper + Twine was created just for me. From the Gocco printed polaroid cards to the patterned notepads (or note logs as Casey calls them), I just love everything about this shop.

Visit Paper + Twine on etsy to view Casey’s entire paper collection.

08/23/10

Today is the first day back to school for most students around here, and in the spirit of things, I have put together a budget notepad / journal roundup for you this morning…

1. Rhett and Scarlett Matchbook Notepads (set of 2) $19

2. Grace Word Series Journal $22

3. And Love Says…Hafiz Journal $22

4. Seeing Stars Notebook $24

05/27/10

Have you seen these notebooks from Las Coleccionistas yet? Each one is covered with a poster folded in four with original photographs taken by Las Coleccionistas.

So, you have a little keepsake for your wall long after your notebook has been filled. Wouldn’t these make a great gift?

04/21/10

The perfect little letterpress notepads from Blackbird Letterpress. Fun designs. Don’t you think?

**And congratulations to Kathryn (the talented lady behind Blackbird) for her recent feature on Design Sponge for the most adorable diecut cards ever! You really must see these.