Here are some notepads that I made for my sister and her teacher friends to welcome them back to school. To makes these note pads, I took the small legal pads that I bought at Staples (they cut them in half for you to make the narrow pad) and then cut the bottom of the pads down to 5 1/2 inches. I have the guillotine style paper cutter, so it was easy to cut them down. I just cut a little at a time and it cut perfectly.
Using my Scor-Pal, I made the folder to hold the notepad. Using a separate piece of yellow cardstock, I scored some lines to make the "ridges" on the pencil. The eraser, silver band, and the wood piece was just paper pieced on to the pencil. To make the "lead" I just used a black marker.
This is the inside shot of the notepad. I added a little paper to cover up the top of the notepad. It is adhered with some Scor-Tape.
I made a medallion for the front. The sentiment is computer generated and accented with an apple brad. Baker's twine was wrapped around the notepad, to hold it closed, and then I tied the medallion on.
Paper: Bazzill, October Afternoon, Recollections
Misc: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, baker's twine, apple brad, paper punches, notepad, corner rounder
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