Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tutorial: Notebook Holder

Thanks for stopping by today. I'm going to show you how to make a notepad holder for a 5 x 8 note pad. These make wonderful little gifts.

With the help of a friend, I was able to actually video tape today's turtorial. I'll type out the instructions for those of you who may not be able to view the videos.

Here is a list of the supplies that you'll need:

*a piece of chipboard measuring 8 1/2 x 11"

*cardstock measuring 4 1/2 x 11" (Dusty Durango used in sample)

*pattern paper measuring 4 1/4 x 11"

*a piece of coordinating cardstock measuring 1 x 8 1/2" (Chocolate Chip used in sample--I also realized that on the video I said 1 x 11"--OOPS!)

*24 " of coordinating ribbon (Chocolate Chip 5/8" satin ribbon used in the sample)

*Cutter with scoring blade or Bone folder

*5 x 8 notepad



*pop dots


  1. Taking your piece of chipboard, place it on your cutter so that the 11 inch side is horizontal. Score it at 5 1/4"

  2. Take it out of your cutter and flip is around so that the end that was furtherest to your left is now on your right and score again at 5 1/4"

  3. Repeat the first two steps with the cardstock and the pattern paper

  4. apply your cardstock and pattern paper to the chipboard

  5. attach your ribbon in the center where your two papers meet, making sure the same amout of ribbon overlaps on each side for easier tying later

  6. apply you border if your papers leave any exposed chipboard on the edge

  7. apply your stamped image and sentiment and any embellishments you choose to add to the front.

  8. open the book and using a strong adhesive, glue your notebook into the right-hand side of the book

  9. tie your book closed and your done!

Here is the video tutorial if you'd like to watch

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know what you think of the tutorial!

1 comment:

  1. watched your tutorial - I do a different version of this type of notebook, enjoyed yours. Might add where you find something like the chipboard you are using...your explanations were detailed. TFS