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Stationery 101 - Quick & Easy Notepads

Nina Vangerow, Artist, Book Lover, Stationery Addict

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8 Videos (52m)
    • Intro

    • Tools & Materials

    • Cutting the Paper & Backboard

    • Assembling the Notepad

    • Adding the Cover

    • Envelope Notepad - Cutting & Assembling

    • Adding the Cover

    • Class Project


About This Class

Stationery 101 - Quick & Easy Notepads

I love stationery, I admit it, I love buying it, but also making it. In this class I am going to show you how to make a quick and simple notepad. As I try to recycle materials, I've already got at home, I'll be using materials that would normally end up being thrown out, eg cereal boxes, used envelopes and paper that has been printed on one side, but not the other. 

However, using these items, does not mean, the notepad won't look pretty! I'll be showing two versions of notepads, one is using old envelopes for pages, the other is about recycling the above mentioned printer paper.

Nevertheless, you can use the exact same method to create notepads from ordinary printer paper, cardboard and pretty papers

Tools and Materials needed

- Cutting mat and craft knife or paper cutter, scissors for cutting paper and card board

- pencil

- PVA glue (and brush)

-glue stick (or any other glue)

- binder clips, clothes pegs or book press

- recycled paper (paper printed on one side, but not on the other, so still usable), used envelopes or ordinary printer paper

- cereal box or other thick card stock (card board)

- pretty paper (for the cover) or page from a magazine, catalogue, old map etc

Music used in this class is by Nazar Rybak "Acoustic Inspriring"





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Nina Vangerow

Artist, Book Lover, Stationery Addict


my name is Nina Vangerow and I'm  self taught artist and teacher and live in a small town in rural Wales, UK with my teenage son and out little terrier Mimi.

Under the name of The Forgotten Bookshop Girl I'm working as a mixed media artist, rebind old books turning  them into notebooks, create vintage style Travelers Notebook inserts, work with various forms of image transfers and love working with materials that would normally have ended up in the landfill...

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