Hi Everyone! I love a great pad holder, don't you?! And this is a great project that uses a core group of items. Then add stamped images to finish the look.
If you follow me, you know I'm a fan of getting the paper collections. Reason? You get a variety of colors!
You can make up to 15-20 of these pads with 2 core items:
*Sweet Taffy Designer Paper
*Brights Collection 12"x12" Cardstock (20 sheets - 2 each of 10 colors)
~15 pads if you mat the designer paper
20 pads if you don't mat or substitute Whisper White cardstock as the mat layer.
How To Make a Jr. Legal Pad Notebook Cover with Pen:
Start with 8-1/2" x 12" Card Stock.
Score along the 12" side at 5-1/2", 6", 6-1/2"
To make the pen holder: Fold at the 6". Trim up to the score line. Pop out the holder section.
Add adhesive as shown. TIP! Go ahead and write on your paper so you know where to add adhesive. I used Fast Fuse but Sticky Strip could be used too.
Second picture is what it should look like after you add adhere it down.
Tip! If you jr. legal is a true 5x8 (some smaller which is actually better) it will fit exactly in the space from score line to right edge. Test your pad first before you do any gluing.
I like to cover the pad top: 1" x 5" or trim to size. And stamp the first page - if giving as a gift you can even write a little note here!
Other Measurements for front cover:
Cardstock 5-1/4" x 8-1/4"
Sweet Taffy 5" x 8"
Insert for RSVP pen - 3/4" x 3-1/2" strip of Sweet Taffy DP
Brights Collection 12x12 Cardstock Collection 131186
Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper 133693
Bundle Save 15% includes Petal Potpourri Stamp Set and Flower Medallion Punch. (also sold separately)
Petal Potpourri Clear Mount Bundle 138877
Petal Potpourri Wood Mount Bundle 138876
Lovely Amazing You Stamp Set 140594
Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pad 126944
Mambo Melon Classic Ink Pad 126948
(and/or Rich Razzleberry 126950 and Tempting Turquoise 126952_)
Crystal Effects 101055 on the pink
Rhinestone Basic Jewels on purple 119246
Non-Stampin' UP! items:
RSVP Pens by Pentel
Jr. Legal Pads
Found both at WalMart
Take care my stampin' friends!