Wednesday, June 5, 2013

More Notepads

I gave some notepads to teachers a while back (here they are) and one of the teachers asked me how they were made.  Once I told  her how simple they were, and how I could just change the names with a simple text box change without having to recreate the whole thing, she asked if I would make some for her son's teachers and aides.  Of course I said sure.
I found that the notepads at Vista Print are about the same size ratio as the Journals from Stampin' Up! (not the same size, just similar in the height to width ratio).  They are normally $8.79 but I had a coupon for 50% off and free shipping!  To see how I made the tag, hope on over to my "Beth's Paper Cuts" blog.  

         To start creating the notepads I opened a Journal template, and selected the "Create your Own" option.       
Select "Journal"

Select "Create Your Own"

Now you are ready to design.  You will see a front and back, just ignore the back.
A few other things I want to point out are the crop tool and the search function.  I used the "Search" function in the stamps to find a flower stem that would work nicely with button flowers.  I simply typed "Flower" into the search box and all the flower stamps came up.
The search function is great, I use it all the time.  It's hard to remember all the stamps or embellishments that I have.  You could also try "stem" or "petal".    This will save you lots of time from looking in all your stamps.
I also used the crop embellishments function.  I wanted to put some twine in the button holes, cant stand and empty button for some reason.  The bakers twine bows are super long though.  I selected a bow, then clicked the crop button, and highlighted just the area I wanted.
Now I had nice shorter bows. 
In case you are wondering about that grass at the bottom, it is a paper filled punch.  The grass punch is from a download called Celebrate Any Say Greeting Cards.  This download may look simple, but it has the fun grass punch, speech bubbles and cute pennants.  It gets a lot of use from me.  The grass is also great as flames, see...

item # 127757  $9.95

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope I've inspired you to make some thing personalized!  Give it a try!


  1. Love this! Thanks for sharing how you created it! =)

  2. These are so nice. Appreciate the tutorial.

  3. These are so clever! And adorable, too!

  4. Thank you I want to make a stationary set for my best friend's birthday. Do you know which download I would use for monagrams.

    1. Hi Leslie,
      I think I answered your question on the site, but if not, let me know and I will figure it out for you. I used a lot of different free fonts for the monograms, and mostly the convention 2012 download for the frames, which I think is on sale through today!