What is old, is new again…Fridge Magnet Notepads!

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:

Fridge Magnets

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:


  Simple instructions

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!!

Liz A.









14 thoughts on “What is old, is new again…Fridge Magnet Notepads!

  1. these make really cute basket gifts with other stuff. I like to decorate them too. Thanks for sharing yours.

  2. these are such a good idea! cute too. so many possibilities! thank you for sharing your project with us.

  3. I am so glad that you brought these “back” I have several from businesses on my refrig and making them my own might help me to be more diligent…Thank you so much.

  4. Great idea! I can see using them for all kinds of things where you need small gifts to hand out as well. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks so much, everyone, I am tickled that you like them!! I have given away quite a few already as New Year’s gifts, and everyone does like them!! So many ways to decorate them!

    Thanks again!

  6. I am always needing something to keep notes on. Great idea. Again, thanks for sharing.

  7. I also like to make lists; not that I actually remember where I put them sometimes but it is a good way to stay organized. Thanks for the file also. I really like the longer length of these.

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