Monday, November 7, 2011

Mini Notepad Tutorial {Market Street Stamps}

With the holidays coming up quickly I've got handmade gifts on the brain.
Add to that the combined love my children and I have for paper and pens, and the perfect little stocking stuffer is born - a mini notepad.

I started by cutting some patterned paper to 4 1/4" x 2 3/4". I stamped each patterned paper with a different background stamp from Market Street Stamps (Zebra Print, Argyle, Pretty Perfect Grid, and Vintage Music). I also stamped some additional patterned paper with one of the decorative circle stamps and the "just a note" sentiment from the "For All It's Worth" set.

I then added embossing powder to each of the stamped images and set the embossing with my heat gun.

I cut out the circular tags to add to the front of each notepad, punched the notepad pages, cover, and chipboard backing with my Cinch.
{Tip: For a 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" notepad I slid the ruler on my Cinch 1/8" out and punched only pegs 1 & 4.}

To bind the notepad, I cut a 1/8" dowel in 2 1/2" pieces and used a small rubber band (the kind you get in the hair accessories) to hold the dowel in place.

By combining patterned papers with the many great background stamps offered by Market Street Stamps, you can create individualized notepads for everyone on your list.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Market Street Stamps (Zebra Print, Pretty Perfect Grid, Argyle, Vintage Music, For All It's Worth);
Ink: VersaMark (Watermark);
Embossing Powder: American CRafts (Zing - Chestnut);
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Portrait - 6x6); My Mind's Eye (Mabel - 6x6, Hattie - 6x6);
Other: 1/8" Diameter Dowel; Chipboard; Rubber Band;
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Cinch Binding Machine;


Tameko said...

Thanks for sharing such a cute tutorial. I may have to dust of my Cinch and get some use out of it!

Monika Wright said...

What a super idea and a great reminder for me to stamp on patterned paper!

Kelly Sas said...

LOVE this! Great creative - not just your normal covered note book.

Kathy Mc said...

Very clever idea ~ love the look of stamping on patterned paper and heat embossing!

Renee said...

Great idea, love these!!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing such a cute tutorial...

Unknown said...

Thanks for Tutorial...