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!


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);


  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.

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

  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!!!

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. 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


Post a Comment

Popular Posts