Bella Jr. Legal Pads

ETA: Several people have asked how to make these notebooks; here are some instructions taken from Mish Mash.

Cut card stock 8" x 10" for cover of notebook. Score the short end at 1" (this section will be adhered to the back of the notebook with sticky tape, I typically don't cover the entire backside of the notebook). Continue to wrap and score the card stock around the book. I typically score at 1" and then score at 1.25". You will then have a "spine" for the notebook. The front panel should be 5" wide from your 2nd score mark (approximately 1.25"). The remaining card stock will end up as a pocket on the inside of the notebook.

Cut the inside portion at an angle to make the pocket. The bottom of the pocket will be adhered with sticky tape. I also adhere a piece of cardstock to the top of the notebook (jr. legal notepad) to make it look finished.

I find that sticky tape (redline tape) works best and holds FOREVER! However, when you use this tape, the notebooks will not be refillable. Happy Stamping!

I made one of these not too long ago for a friend; they're so easy yet so cute and handy! They are jr. legal notepads covered with cardstock and decorated but they also have a small pocket on the inside.

The inspiration came from Mish Mash; she has suuuu-pah ideas!

Two are identical and say "sisters"; the middle one with the flower is for my friend's mom. I need to make one more for her sister-in-law and then we're set. I believe she might be giving these for Christmas gifts.

The "sisters" notepad has huggybellas from Stamping Bella - I so love her images! They're just flat out cute to begin with but also fun to color. The floral stamp is also by Stamping Bella - Em is just multi-talented!! She's having her one-year "Da Bella Ball" over at Splitcoaststampers tonight - she's releasing 3 new bellas AND she's offering free shipping all weekend long (enter code 12531d to receive free shipping). Guess that means I'll be forced to put a dent in the bank account. :D
Here's some close up pix for you to look at.

Hope you've had a great week and I'm thrilled you stopped by to peek in! Enjoy the weekend - have some fun, get some rest and stay warm...it's very cold here in Toto-land!



  1. really cute, michele. and thanks for the free shipping code for the bellas.

  2. Those are totally cute!! Great job!


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