Sunday, May 20, 2012

Note Pads

Hello everyone!
I have a fun project to share with you today. Covered notepads! Great for at home, the office or they would make a lovely gift for someone special.

I went to my local office supply store and picked up some blank note pads. I've seen these note pads in several sizes. We will be using 3" x 5"  but I've also seen them in 5" x 7". The smaller ones are the perfect size to go with the Movers and Shapers Vintage Telephone.

First I cut my Kraft core card stock to 3" x 7". To get the measurement I cut the width of the note pad and the length plus 2" to wrap around to the back for glueing. Score  the piece 5" from one end and then again at 5 1/4".  Emboss the front of your piece using the Harlequin Texture Fade. 

After embossing your image, ink the raised surface with an ink pad. I used Jet Black Archival Ink. 

Next using my Heat Tool I dried the ink to keep it from smearing. 

Now we are going to glue the cover onto the notepad. I added Claudine Hellmuth's matte multi-medium to the back section that will wrap around to the back of the note pad.

Die cut the Vintage Telephone from the new Alterations Movers and Shapers "Vintage Telephone and Typewriter set using several colors of KraftCore card stock. Don't forget to put your die in the base tray to get the proper sandwich. You can always check it with the Keys to make sure you have it right. After die cutting these cute little Vintage Telephones  color the dial part of the phone with a Black Soot Distress Marker. 

Pop dot the Vintage Telephones to the cover of the notepad. 

You can even draw the dial in and add a curled cord to make the telephone look more authentic. 

I think all the new minis would be great for this project!



  1. Hi Richele

    This is such a simple but brilliant technique, it looks amazing and I like you idea of adding some cord to the telephone to make it look real - wonderful. Anne x

  2. Love this design. Tks for the awesome tut. I always wonder what the heck to do with the notepads that are often on sale. Glad to see the new mini Tims up close and personal!

  3. This is such a cute idea and would make a great little gift! Thanks for your inspiration! You make my day Tammy!!

  4. Oh, I love these! Thanks for the detailed guidelines...I want to try this out!

  5. Can you yell LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Great project...but so practical to use! Love it! That little telephone is adorable! My list just keeps getting longer! :o)

  7. Great idea and so cute and practical. Great tutorial

  8. These are so simple but oh-so-cute! Love these. What great gifts these would be.


We'd love to hear from you!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.