Friday, April 27, 2012

D.I.Y. Personalized Notepad

D.I.Y. Personalized Notepad
Hello everyone, I wanted to share this cute D.I.Y. notepad idea with you.
Just think of the limitless options from babyshower, birthday, teacher gifts, or just for day to day use. How wonderful and fun to have your favorite photos on your homemade notepads.  

Step One

Select one or more photos and use a program like Photoshop to silhouette and size each image so that it measures about 2 1/2 inches high. If desired, apply a filter to achieve a colorful tint, like the red at left. Place one image in the bottom right corner of a horizontal Microsoft Word document. To create two notepad pages per sheet, align a duplicate of that image (or use a different one) along the bottom edge of the document, just left of center, according to your on-screen ruler. (Repeat on separate pages, as desired.)

Step Two

Print out enough 8 1/2"W x 11"L sheets (at least 20) to make a pad; stack, then cut in half. To form a backing for the pad, cut out an 8 1/2"W x 5 1/2"L piece of cardboard.

Step Three
Stack and align the pages with the cardboard piece at the bottom. Clamp the stack together on the left and right sides, near the top, with binder clips.

Step Four Using a paintbrush, apply a thin layer of Aleene’s Tacky Glue ($2.99 for eight ounces; across the top of the notepad, making sure to completely cover both the paper and cardboard backing. Let dry for two hours before adding a second layer. Let dry again, then remove clamps before using.

Credit: Photograph and project is from : Crafts DIY Crafts for Home Decor - Country Living

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