In October, I made a couple of treat boxes for my daughter's kindergarten teacher and her classroom aide. I submitted it as part of Scor-pal's Guest Designer Challenge for that month. Lucky me! (My husband always says I should be a lottery ticket!) I was chosen to be December's Guest Designer and this month's theme at the Scor-pal blog
is "last minute gifts". This is surely 'the challenge' for me, as I do lots of things at the last minute.
This covered notepad is really quite easy to do. The first time I made one of these, it took me less than 45 minutes. I'll break down the steps for you here. You'll need a 5" x 8" junior legal pad, 3 pieces of card stock (8 1/2" x 11", 5" x 8", and 2 1/8" x 5"), your Scor-pal
and some strong adhesive. I used Scor-tape
on my project here.
Step 1: With your 11" side of the 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of card stock on top, score at 4 1/8", 9 1/4" and 9 1/2". Place the 8" side of your card stock on the top and score at 1/2". Trim off the shaded portions above.
Step 2: If you prefer to stamp the base, now is the time to do it. Then, burnish your score lines.
Step 3: With the 2 1/8" side of the 2 1/8" x 5" piece of card stock on top, score at 7/8" and 1 1/8". (I used my Scor-buddy and scored at 7/8", then slid that score line over to the 1" groove and then scored at 1 1/4").
Step 4: Burnish the score lines on this piece and adhere to the top of the junior legal pad with the 7/8" section on the front of the pad. (This photo shows how you are covering up the label on the legal pad).
Step 5: Adhere the 1 1/2" x 8" section of the largest piece of card stock to the back of the legal pad.
Step 6: Fold flap up and adhere to the next section on it's right (which measures 5" x 8"). You have now created a pocket and the front cover of your note pad.
Step 7: Adhere your 5" x 8" piece of card stock to the back of the notepad for a finished look.
Step 8: Embellish as desired.
I want to give credit for this design as it is not my own. I first encountered this covered notepad through Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoaststampers
. It was featured in a May 2009 Virtual Stamp Night challenge
. The design is originally credited to Julie Ebersole
Thanks for reading all the way through my first tutorial. I hope you enjoyed it and have a fabulous day!
Details - Stamps: The Artist In You (Unity Stamp Company), Blue Skies (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Thoroughly Modern dsp; Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Rose Red; Accessories: Black Satin ribbon, Black Lace, Black Grosgrain ribbon, SU tag sheet, Sakura Clear Star gel pen, sponge dauber, glue dot, stampin' dimensionals.