Cute little matchbook notepads

Hi friends! Today’s project will help you use up some scraps and make handy little notebooks.


Watch the video to see how!

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  • I used the Thorny Rose peg stamp setHere are some other rose peg stamps & sets you might like.
  • Dye ink (Memento)
  • Ink blending brush
  • Pattern paper (Joann Fabrics Park Lane patterned cardstock)
  • Paper fasteners (aka brads) I got them from Staples and painted them with nail polish:)
  • Scalloped circle (2″) and regular circle punch (1.5″) or dies or hand cut
  • Scallop edge scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring board (Scor pal)
  • Double stick tape and foam tape
  • Thin white paper or thin scrapbook paper with a white back you want to use up.
  • Heavy duty punch (crop a dial) or an awl you can poke through all of the paper layers.


  1. You can get 4 booklet covers from a 8.5″x11″ cardstock. Score the cardstock first. Score at 3.5″, 4″ and 7.5″ (you are scoring parallel to the long side of the paper so that last score is 1″ from the edge.)
  2. Cut the scored piece of cardstock in quarters so you have 4 pieces of 2.75″ x 8.5″ pieces of paper. When you fold on the score marks you will have the matchbook cover.
  3. Your inside pages will be 2.5″x3″ and I use 3 pieces of 12″x12″ thin scrapbook paper to get the pages for 2 books. You can make them as thick as you like, you just might need to punch your booklet papers in batches.
  4. Follow the video for full directions!

I hope you enjoyed this stash busting project and til next time happy crafting!

DIY Notepad // Great Gift for Teacher!

Hi friends! School is almost back in session in Maine and kids have already gone back to school in other parts of the country. Why not make this cute notepad for your teacher this year!


No teacher? That’s OK use your favorite colors and images and make one for yourself, it is fast, frugal and fun!


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White copy paper (Cut 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″)
Cardboard 4″ x 8 1/2″
Grossgrain ribbon (Offray)
Stamps (Rubber Stamp TapestryFruit WreathCherry Blossoms (big branch), Bittersweet (little branch)
Hot glue
Paper trimmer
Cardstock/Patterned paper
Dies or Punches
Clothespins or binder clips
Die inks
Silicone spatula or scrap of cardboard
Buttons & twine (optional)

1. Trim copy paper and clip stack together, apply glue to short edge and smooth with a silicone spatula or scrap of cardboard.
2. Stamp apple and branch motif on white cardstock, punch out and set aside. Die cut any other elements you might want from cardstock or patterned paper.
3. Fold an 8 1/2″ x 11″ patterned cardstock in half and warp around the pad of paper to determine fit and score and crease to make a neat spine.
4. Cut a notch on the cover and feed ribbon through if desired, glue both layers of cover together.
5. Glue the other piece of ribbon for the tie closure to the cardboard backing. Also glue on a loop of ribbon for a pen/pencil holder. Glue the paper pad on top.
6. Attach the cover to the back of the pad (cardboard side) so it wraps around and the ribbon closures meet at the open side.
7. Embellish as desired.

The options with this litte notebook are endless, you can make stocking stuffers, party favors or even handly list pads to keep in your pocketbook. Add a magnet to the back and you can even put it on your fridge and best of all you can use up some of your pretty paper and ribbon scraps:) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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