Sunday, September 4, 2011

Notepad Cover {Tutorial}

Starting today, you can stop by the Authentique Paper blog the first four Sundays of each month and find a fabulous tutorial from one of the Authentique Paper Design Team members.

Today I {Tifany} will be showing you how to create a notepad cover for a 5x8 notepad from just a single 12x12 sheet of Authentique's beautiful paper.


Start by scoring your 12x12 sheet at 5", 5.25", 10.25", and 10.5".
Rotate your paper a quarter turn and score at 1", 1.25", and 9.25".

{I like to score on the side of the paper that will be the inside of the cover.} 

Cut along the score marks as shown below. 

{Score marks are red lines and cut marks are black lines.}

You will be left with this:

{I like to pre-fold at the score lines to make assembly easier.}

Insert the notepad and glue in place. Glue along the left edge of the bottom flap to create the pocket. 

{I trimmed off a bit of the inside corner of the pocket flap to create the angle.}

To create the closure, use two of the circle die cuts from the Icons sheet, add a bit of string and add a small amount of adhesive in the center of each die cut to hold in place. 


Punch a hole in the center of each circle and set an eyelet. 

{Now you can close the cover just by wrapping the string around the die cuts in a figure eight.}

To make the notepad itself a bit more personalized, I added stamped images and sentiments every few pages. 


I took some of the paper that was cut away from the original 12x12 sheet of paper and made a small coordinating card - now it's a fun little gift set! 


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tifany

Supplies: 
Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper ("Original" from the Uncommon Collection);
Die Cuts: Authentique Paper ("
Icons" from the Uncommon Collection); 
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company ("Share Your Smile" - Authentique Itty Bitty);
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black);
String: May Arts (SM09);
Other: (
Eyelets - Silver);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Martha Stewart/EK Success (Scoring Board); We R Memory Keepers (Crop-A-Dile II - Big Bite);


14 comments:

  1. I love this-these would make great presents.And you can easily convert them into holiday themes-this one is definitely a winner for me.

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  2. Great project! I like the colors of the paper you used. And the personal touch on the note pad is fantastic idea.

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  3. I love this! I do gifts for all of the teachers at my sons' school for Teacher Apprecation Week each year -- each teacher gets a new gift 4 out of 5 days during that week and on the 5th day the school gives them a brunch. I would love to scraplift this and make them for the teachers this year in the school colors. What a great tutorial! TFS!!!

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  4. Awesome - I so wanted to find little gifts I could make for the girls in my office and these would be perfect - the papers are beautiful

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  5. Super cute notepad and thanks so much for the tutorial! Love the closure. Kim xx

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  6. What a great idea . . . I can see this is going into my keep and use idea later!

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  7. This is a very nice gift to receive and your file choice is beautiful Tiffany! Your tutorial is also very well done.

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  8. Super project! thanks for the great tutorial!!! I'd love to make some of these and give as gifts :)
    Vicky #7622

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  9. Very nice. This will make some very easy - great gifts.

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  10. Nice! They are great for gifts (and myself). Great job on it. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. This is so great! I cannot tell you how many of these I have made for friends and family. I love to have them on hand for quick little token gifts. Thank you!

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  12. To create the closure, use two of the circle die cuts from the Icons sheet, add a bit of string and add a small amount of adhesive in the center of each die cut to hold in place. Shredder Select

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