OK, I admit it, I may be slightly addicted to pretty notepads. But in my defence, many of the notepads and notebooks I buy are rather boring. In fact often they don’t even come with covers. Of course with my stash of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, card, embellishments, inks and ribbons, it’s not hard to solve that problem. In fact the only problem I have is what to use next.
Today I decided to us the gorgeous Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper together with the Love What You Do Stamp Set. The cover’s a little different though as I decided to add a box-type arrangement to store my pen.
I realised quite quickly that trying to explain how to put the box together might be a somewhat difficult, so instead I filmed a video tutorial for you.
For the 4″ x 5-1/2″ notepad shown in the video my cutting and scoring measurements for the main cover piece were as follows:
- Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper 6″ x 10-7/8″.
- With the top of the paper at the top and the right side visible, score on the long side at 4-1/2″, 4-7/8″, 9-3/8″, 9-3/4″, 10-1/8″ and 10-1/2″
- With the narrow scored sections at the top, score on the short side at 3″ just through the 4 narrow sections.
For the top of the actual notepad:
- Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series paper 2-3/4″ x 4″.
- With the top of the paper on the left, score on the short side at 1″ and 1-3/8″
Here’s the basic diagram of the cover
To decorate the front of the notepad cover I used a Pearlised Doily with White Vellum Cardstock underneath (cut using the #8 plain-edged die from the Layering Circles Framelits).
The sentiment was stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink onto a 2″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. The mat under the sentiment is Rich Razzleberry Card cut to 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ The sentiment and mat were shaped using the corner rounder option on the Detailed Trio Punch (available from June 1st).
The flowers were cut from another piece from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.
I purchased my mini gel pen from Staples.
Do you like pretty notebooks and pads? What size of notepad/book do you find most useful?