Skinny Notepads

This is an awesome tutorial from Doodlebug Designs Inc and design team member Lori Allred!

I was actually inspired to create these fun skinny notebooks when I happened upon this Pin on Pinterest. My curiosity got the best of me and after reading Kerry’s blog and check out her Skinny Notebooks, I decided I had to create some Skinny Notebooks too with the fun papers in the Snips & Snails Collection. So off to Walmart, purchased me some of those fun 5″ x 8″ notebooks and then a quick stop by our local copy shop to have them cut these in half.

Blog Credit: Kerry’s Paper Crafts

Step 1 – Cut your cover paper to 5 11/16″ x 8 1/4″. The image below I’m showing you the inside of the paper, the owl print is on the other side.

Step 2 – Score your paper in at 2 3/4″ and 2 15/16″ and fold.

Step 3 – Adhere one of your cut down notepads to the right side with a good strong adhesive. I like my Bazzill Marathon Runner or Terrifically Tacky Tape.

Step 4 – You’ll spend most of your time embellishing the front cover. I decided for this one I would create a band. Start buy cutting a 1 x 6 1/2″ strip of paper. I then wrapped the band around the notebook and adhered in place…it will naturally score itself. If you prefer then use your scoring tool to create a more finished list.

Step 5 – Punch out one of the darling die cuts that coordinate and adhere over band using foam tape for added dimension.


Step 6 – Embellish center of die cut using stickers and buttons.



Feel free to pop over to my blog for more crafty inspirational ideas. Thanks for checking out this quick and easy tutorial featuring the Snips & Snails Collection by Doodlebug.

Lori Allred