Decorative Skinny Notepad

Decorative Skinny Notepad

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 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 – 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

Tools 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


  1. Cut your cardstock to 5 11/16″ x 8 1/4″
  2. 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
  3. Fold the cardstock along the scored lines.
  4. Round corners using Corner Chomper
  5. 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.
  6. Punch a coordinating color of cardstock (i used the other side of my cardstock which was green/white) with a 2 inch scalloped punch.
  7. Punch a 1 1/2 inch circle from white cardstock.
  8. Stamp sentiment onto white circle and ink edges.  Adhere to scalloped piece with 3d foam adhesive.
  9. Adhere scalloped piece to front.
  10. 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:

Opened Decorative Skinny Notepad

Opened Decorative Skinny Notepad

Decorative Skinny Notepad

Decorative Skinny Notepad

Some of the tools I used:


8 thoughts on “Decorative Skinny Notepad

  1. OMGosh I love these skinner notepad holders! They are so cute! I can so relate to the being too tired to craft or feeling so overwhelmed with a craft room that needs to be cleaned up and organized. I turn around and walk out to sometimes. There’s so much that I want to do but my body doesn’t want to do it. Have autoimmune disorders really sucks at times doesn’t it?!!


    • Totally does!! It’s like you actually get the motivation to craft and then get so disappointed when you realize you don’t have the energy b/c of the state of the craft room. I think I just need to give up and realize – the craft room will never be perfect. 🙂


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