Thursday, March 3, 2022

Tutorial Thursday - Mini Notepad



Hello everyone! Welcome to Tutorial Thursday!

ALLISON here with you today to share a tutorial with you!

Today's tutorial is:  MINI NOTEPAD


Mouse - TN5,4,2,GB1,CR1
Green - DG3,CG2,CG1
Blue - AB3,2,1

Jump Rings
Solid Cardstock
Jewelry Pliers
Dimensional Tape
hot glue, hot glue gun


~ now for the tutorial you have been waiting for ~ 

Start by die cutting 20-30 sheets using the notepad die.  Use copy paper and die cut 3 or 4 at a time to speed things up.  On some of these I stamped grids and lines to the sheets.

Die cut the notepad die again 4-6 times using thick card stock and/or patterned paper  (These will be the dividers)

How many dividers and copy paper will be dependent on the size of jump ring or binder rings you use.

From card stock cut the largest stitched rectangle die, cut in half. 
Using the notepad die mark with pencil on the inside of each side where the holes are and hole punch. 

Glue and add on patterned paper to the front of the scallop die cut and hole punch again.

With the card stock/patterned paper notepad die cuts glue on tabs.  Some tabs I doubled up for extra interest.

Stack covers, dividers and lined paper together.
Using large jump rings/ or small journal rings feed through holes and close with jewelry pliers.
Attach chain and beads to top jump ring.  Make chain long enough to use as a page marker.

Finish the cover by wrapping 2 thin strips of ribbon leaving enough length to tie a bow.  Glue ribbon in place on back and layer die cuts with more glue to secure ribbon.

For the front add a flag and rounded rectangle die cut, glue in place.  Place ribbon over top and glue down.  Add the stitched label over top with liquid glue.  

Finish with another rounded rectangle, a sentiment and hot glue on a button. 

You can also add the months using the Everyday Calendar and cute images.

We hope that you are inspired to try out your own creation with the amazing stamps and dies from La-La Land Crafts! 

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1 comment:

  1. Very cute notebook Allison!- Thank you for the detailed tutorial!!! And YES, you DO make pretty things!!! <3!