Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How to cover an inexpensive notepad

This is another nice gift and very inexpensive (but you can make it look beautiful!). The pen matches the Designer Series Paper used to cover the notepad and makes the gift even cuter.

For a 3-1/2 x 8" pad you'll need a Soft Suede cardstock that measures 9 x 8-1/2". With your cardstock on landscape position, score at 3-7/8", 4-3/8" and 4-7/8".

For a 4 x 8" pad, you'll need a Soft Suede cardstock that measures 10 x 8-1/2". On landscape position, score at 4-1/4", 4-5/8" and 5-1/8".
Now decorate your cardstock any way you like.

To make the slot for the pen, you have to cut TWO horizontal lines between the first and last score lines (these lines will be perpendicular to the score lines). I cut mine at 3-1/2" and 4-3/4" from the top respectively.

To decorate the pen, buy one of those pens that you can unscrew the bottom. Roll up a little piece of DSP that matches the decoration of your notepad and insert it inside the pen.

Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.
Have a great day!

Cardstock: Soft Suede (115318), Old Olive (100702)
Designer Series Paper: Beau Chateau (122357)
Stamp Set: Raining Flower (W 122765, C 122767)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670), Cherry Cobbler (119669)
Ribbon: Old Olive 5/8" Satin (117292)
Punch: Lace Ribbon Border (122362)

1 comment:

  1. you have the measurements for a 2.5 x 8 pad, the skinny note pads