....today, I've transformed a simple junior notepad into something a little more exciting! This is something you can whip up quickly and on the cheap!
My note pad measured about 8 x 5. So I cut my sheet of cardstock to 8 x 10 1/2. I scored it at 5 1/8" and 5 3/8". This gave me a slight overhang over the edge of the pad. Easy! Next. It's all about decorating. I didn't want mine over done in Holiday colors. So I went out on a limb. Here you see Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. I used a wheel to stamp across the bottom and top in Raspberry Ripple, I didn't want it to stand out too much. I embossed a piece of Early Espresso Core'dinations paper and sanded lightly to get the lighter core to stand out. I put some die cut border strips at the top and bottom to put some contrast, then stamped the notes letters and cut them out. A piece of Raspberry Ripple ribbon anchors the letters and serves as a closure for the pad. Simple, easy, quick and cheap. Perfect for teachers, great for stocking stuffers. Make one for everyone you know - these are easy to customize.