Monday, March 5, 2018

Matchbook Notepads - Tutorial

I realize that many people don't use notepads anymore,
but I am a list maker - and love having little notepads handy at all times. 

I always have scraps of card-stock and plain paper that is leftover from bigger projects, 
as well as a never ending supply of hand decorated paper.

So I thought I would share how to make these matchbook notepads. 

Gather scraps of notepaper, card-stock and decorated paper.

     Cut the pieces to size and then glue 
      the decorated paper to the card-stock. 

Fold the decorated card-stock so that it has a small flap at the bottom and
insert the stack of notepaper. 

Staple the pages and the folded flap similar to a matchbook cover.

Fold the top part over and tuck it under the stapled piece.  
If it is too long, trim it a bit. 

Once it is the the right size and tucked under the flap, crease the top. 

If you don't have any decorated paper.... you can always use a piece out of a magazine. 

When I make them I seem to end up with quite a stack of them. 

But.... that isn't really a problem!


  1. they are wonderful, great gift idea!

  2. These are ADORABLE! And BRILLIANT! What a great way to use up all those small scraps! :D

  3. Love this idea, is the paper stapled in or is it loose? Thanks.

    1. I stapled the pages into the matchbook style cover and rip them out as needed.

  4. these would make fun little gifts. Thanks for the tutorial.

  5. Great idea I love it and you could certainly make it interesting adding something from a magazine....

  6. Kim, we are driving to Alaska this summer and will be in your area. Do you sell at any local shops? Would love to see your creations in person.

    1. Hi Rhonda - So glad to hear you are travelling through my part of the world on the way to Alaska. I tried to send you an email with this information, but I couldn't find contact information for you. I sell out of Arts Underground in Whitehorse Yukon (they rotate the collection they have for sale, and therefore not all of my pieces are on display, but you can ask them if they have more if you like) I also sell in one or two places in Haines Junction, Yukon (the small town I live in) I am not completely sure where I will sell out of this season - but the 2 spots I frequently have items in is Acacia Vintage and the Art & Craft Gallery in the Log Church. Feel free to message me closer to your trip and I can let you know where I have pieces for sure. Have a wonderful trip.... and happy planning!