Friday, October 16, 2009
MATCHBOOK NOTEPAD: My super simple, quick version
One of my favorite customers requested a tutorial on how to make these little notepads that I often include in my Etsy packages. I know there are lots of versions found online, but I would love to share mine with all of you.
A: 1 12" X 12" sheet of scrapbook paper
B: several sheets of copy paper--any color you like
C: something to cut the paper: straight edge and rotary cutter; scissors;or guillotine cutter
E: corner rounder punch (optional)
Cut the 12X12 sheet of scrapbook paper into strips that are 6" X 2.25"
Cut the copy paper into strips that measure 2.5" X 2"
Round all the corners, using the punch, of the 6"X 2.25" strips of scrapbook paper.
Turn in and crease 3/4" of the cover (scrapbook strip), forming a flap.
Insert 12-15 sheets of the 2.5" X 2" copy paper under the flap and staple securely.
Fold up the opposite end of the cover strip and tuck it under the flap, enclosing the copy paper sheets, then crease.
Step 6: VERY OPTIONAL
Using a small design punch (in my case~~a paw print punch), embellish the larger flap.
I have also seen, and made a few, where buttons or other little trinkets are glued over the staple to hide it.
I need to find some Christmas scrapbook paper that I like to make more to ship with my Christmas collars!
Hope you have fun trying this latest project!