spring notepad banner

We did get the pantry project finished last week.  Surprisingly, there’s “less” space in the pantry now that we’ve added a shelf but it’s organized and we’ve majorly reduced the risk of breaking a toe via falling canned products…on to today’s post…

The sun has been shining for a few days now in St. John’s – while we still have snow on the ground, the sunny (but cold!) weather makes me gravitate to the more colourful cardstocks and papers in my stash.

Enter Echo Park.  I find the Echo Park line of paper to be fun and whimsical.  The colours are so fresh and you are guaranteed to have one or two patterns in a paper pad that you just can’t bear to cut into.

I matched up some EP paper with a package of stickers I purchased at Dollarama a few weeks ago.  I also picked up a few of my favourite Dollarama scratch pads (sometimes you can’t find them there and sometimes the paper is more grey than white but I scored some brilliant white pads there last visit) and decided to make a batch of colourful notepads just in time for Spring:

Step 1 – Cover the scratchpads with cardstock in fun, Spring hues:

spring step 1

Step 2 – pick out coordinating patterned papers to decorate the front of the notepad (I kept it simple this time and cut a piece large enough to cover the entire front):

spring step 3

Step 3 –  Find some fun stickers for the front panel – or stamp and colour images for the front panel (I placed a piece of white cardstock that I was using to cut panels behind the stickers so you could see them more clearly):

spring step 2

Step 4 – Stamp a sentiment on a white cardstock panel and adhere a sticker above the sentiment.  Use a few pop dots to adhere the panel to the front of the notepad – I chose to place mine off-centre:

spring notepads finished

…repeat:

spring finished 2

…and repeat:

spring finished 3

…and keep going until you get a stack of notepads perfect for gift-giving:

spring mass production

This layout would be great for a set of notecards too (I’d probably change the orientation to landscape for a notecard).