Received the cutest fridge magnet notepad as a little gift from my SU dealer with my last order! It was so cute, I had to reverse engineer it to see how it was made. I love notepads, and my husband is one of those perpetual list-makers…he leaves them everywhere, and he’ll use anything as his notepaper…old envelopes, torn off pieces of cardboard from packaging, strips of newspaper, etc. I like to make sure there is an available supply of real notepads, those little scraps drive me nuts!!! So here are some of the toppers I have created for my notepads (which by the way, make an excellent gift!)
Here is a zoomed view of a couple of them:
To make these notepads, purchase narrow ruled 5 x 8 gummed top notepads (50 sheets each) from your local office supply store. I found the pads at Staples (in Canada) 12 to package for less than $10.00. Have the copy shop staff cut the pads in half, so you have 24 2.5″ x 8″ notepads. You will also need coloured or patterned cardstock, my attached template has cuts for both 8.5 x 11 inch (letter) and 12 x 12 inch paper. The 12 x 12 sheets will make 4 notepads (3″ wide), and the letter sized paper makes 3 notepads (2.83″ wide). Because you have an extra 1″ with 12 x 12, I found the pads looked best when you have a double fold at the top…making a slightly narrow decorating area. The two notepads above were made from 12 x 12 cardstock. Other supplies needed:
The above notepad was cut from letter sized cardstock…elements were cut from shapes found in the MTC Gallery, and cut using my Zing. If you would like to try this project yourself, here is the cut file for both 8.5 x 11″ and 12 x 12 inch papers: FridgeMagnetNotepads_lna
Happy cutting in 2013!!