I’ve really been wanting to get back into my craft room for so long now. I’ve had so many excuses – too much work to do, to tired, too many doctors appointments, and too sick to do much but spend hours on Pinterest. Every time I say “I really want to craft” to my husband, he gets excited and says go in there right now!! I always counter with – let me take a nap and then I’ll go craft. And guess what…. I end up not crafting at all. Or I end up in the craft room and I get so overwhelmed by the amount I have left to organize and clean that I just give up. Or I spend 3 hours on Pinterest trying to find some inspiration that it turns into 2am and I’m exhausted. Or (the last or) I spend all my time linking my Cricut cartridges to my Imagine for Circut Craft Room and then I’m too tired again.
Not this time! I found the Skinny Notepads tutorial via TipJunkie.com on Pinterest one day and decided I had to make one!! So much that I purchased the exact notepads and stamps that she did because I liked what she did so very much. Thanks Tip Junkie!!
Again – I got my tutorial from TipJunkie.com – Skinny Notepads – but I changed it up just a tiny bit. I can’t wait to make more and put more flare into them next time!!
Here are some of the tools that I used
- Cardstock – I used AC Cardstock in Botanical Conservatory and Bazzill Cardstock in White
- Ribbon – I used AC Premium Ribbon in Blue
- Stamp – I used Papertray Ink Take Note Stamp
- Ink – I used CTMH ink in Hollyhock
- Adhesive – Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive, Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro, 3D Foam Adhesive Megan Elizabeth/Glue Arts
- Skinny Notepad – PaperyTray Ink Skinny Notepad in Cream
- 1 1/2 nch punch circle - I used Fiskars
- 2 inch scallop punch – I used EK Success
- Bone Folder – Martha Stewart
- Paper Trimmer – I use a Fiskars Paper Trimmer
- Scoring Board – I use Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool
- W R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper – I used 1/4 inch Rounded Corners
- Cut your cardstock to 5 11/16″ x 8 1/4″
- Score your 5 11/16″ x8 8 1/4″ card stock at 2 3/4″ and 2 15/16″ using bone folder and scoring board
- Fold the cardstock along the scored lines.
- Round corners using Corner Chomper
- Add adhesive (Glue Glider Pro) to the back of your skinny notepad and place it on the open cardstock aligned with the 2nd score line.
- Punch a coordinating color of cardstock (i used the other side of my cardstock which was green/white) with a 2 inch scalloped punch.
- Punch a 1 1/2 inch circle from white cardstock.
- Stamp sentiment onto white circle and ink edges. Adhere to scalloped piece with 3d foam adhesive.
- Adhere scalloped piece to front.
- Adhere Ribbon to back and part of front of the notepad and then tie bow to close
I need to get some pens so that I can do a coordinating pen. TipJunkie used Pentel R.S.V.P. pen and then rolled up coordinating cardstock and placed inside of pen. Super cute!!
Well I can’t wait until I can get back in my craft room again – and I have a very good feeling it will be tomorrow morning!!
Finished product again below:
Some of the tools I used: