Here’s another craft project I want to share with you using some of the digital paper I’m giving away here! The deadline to enter is July 31, 2014.
I’m always writing something down on notepads, be it grocery lists, weekly menus, post ideas, appointments, phone messages, reminders, etc. So, to jazz up my notepads I created these easy card stock holders. Once I’ve used all the paper, I simply remove the notepad and insert a new one under the top and the cardboard inside the bottom flap.
Note: To use, remove the sheets of paper by tearing them off against the top. This keeps the thickness of the pad under the top so it doesn’t collapse.
These 6” X 4” X 1/4” notepads are what I used to make the holders. I found them at Walmart for just 97 cents for a 3 pack. The template can be adjusted for a thicker pad.
Notepad Holder Template
8 1/2” X 11” card stock
Double stick tape
Ribbon, cording, decorative paper/card stock
For the digital paper notepad holder I printed this chevron design on 2 sheets of white card stock. One for the holder and one for the front cover (optional). Then I printed the template on the back.
Cut out the template pieces, score and fold. Note: If your pad is thicker than 1/4”, read the instructions on the template to accommodate it.
Fold up the bottom pocket and secure the side tabs to the back with double sided tape.
Fold down the top flap and secure with double sided tape.
Insert the notepad cardboard into the bottom pocket
Insert the optional front cover under the top flap, score and then secure the top flap to the cover with double sided tape.
Secure the holder to the notepad with a piece of ribbon, cording or decorative strip of paper/card stock, securing it to the back with double sided tape.
Follow these instructions for holders without a cover.
I had fun embellishing this one with a small flower cutout and rhinestones! :)