DIY Notepad Holder for Stockings, Gifts & Craft Fairs

DIY Notepad Holder For Stockings, Gifts & Craft Fairs –

Hi friends! I’ve got a fun paper-crafting project for you that’s super quick and easy to make and great for stocking stuffers, teacher/neighbor/co-worker/Secret Santa gifts, Craft Fairs, – and yourself! They’re both pretty AND practical! But first a reminder…

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Start with a 3″ x 5″ Memo Pad with a cardboard base. They can be found just about anywhere- grocery stores, dollar stores, Target, Walmart and online at Amazon. They come blank or lined- you pick. You may need to adjust the measurements slightly if your pads differ from mine, but, it’s simple. My pad is 3″ wide, by 5″ high x 3/8″ deep.


A heavyweight, double-sided Designer Paper is best, but cardstock would  also work. The Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is ideal! The pearlescent highlights are beautiful, the patterns work for year-round use and it’s heavy enough to take abuse.146926, share what you love specialty designer series paper by stampin up, stampin savvy


  1. On Stampin’ Trimmer, cut DSP 3″ x 12″
  2. Score at 4-1/2″, 4-7/8, 10″, 10-3/8″, 11-1/4″. Burnish each fold with a Bone Folder.
  3. Apply Tear & Tape (or other heavy-duty tape) to both sides of last (small) flap. This will create the “match-book” close for the cover. Place Notepad with bound or gummed end into this end of cover and adhere flap to top piece of paper, with Notepad centered in DSP and flush with the end. (see photo below)
  4. Apply Multipurpose Glue or Tear & Tape to back of cardboard on Notepad; adhere DSP.
  5. That’s it… tuck cover into flap. To remove notes, simply tear at flap!

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I decided to keep mine simple and not add embellishments that could get caught in purses, etc. but feel free to decorate if you’d prefer! The sentiments are from the ENJOY LIFE and LABEL ME PRETTY stamp sets, punched with the PRETTY LABEL PUNCH, 1-1/4″ CIRCLE PUNCH and EVERYDAY LABEL PUNCH (on sale today only!). That scrummy ribbon is 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon in Tranquil Tide.

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I hope you have as much fun making these super easy and fun DIY notepad covers as I did! 🙂

About Tammy Beard

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  1. Super cute project! Can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Fantastic idea! Thanks for the tip about the heavier weight CS. I am new to your blog and enjoy reading it, signed up for your newsletter and 12 weeks of Christmas projects.
    Thank you for sharing!

  3. What a great gift idea – so sweet. Quick & Easy that’s what I like – I just picked up the notepads at Amazon. Again, thank you for sharing such a great idea and for the tutorial.

  4. Super cute and great idea for those “thinking of you” gifts! Good tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing.

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