I recently received an awesome package of these mini notepads from the president of my Eastern Washington Etsy Street Team, Randi- a.k.a. Ragnazidnar. They're part of a swap our team has organized to promote each other's shops. As our orders go out, the little freebies get tucked inside each package. To see Randi's version of these notebooks, see the last photo in this post.
The SUPPLIES you need are: various sized paint sample cards (found at Home Depot, Walmart, Lowe's, etc.), stapler, ruler, computer paper, scissors or paper cutter.
The first thing you'll want to do is fold & crease one end. You don't have to be exact here. Just fold it up about 3/4" or so.
Then , take the top edge & catch it under that little flap on the bottom to form your little matchbook-style notebook.
Cut your papers. I got this paper cutter about a year & a half ago. And MAN! It makes life so much easier. I really couldn't believe I'd lived without one. If you don't have a paper cutter--go treat yourself! You'll thank me & think I'm so awesome for recommending it.
Tuck the bundle of papers inside your paint sample card...
...& staple the bottom flap to the papers inside. Fold the top flap down & tuck it under--like a matchbook. If the cover is too long & won't tuck nicely under, just slice a little off & try to tuck it under again.
Randi stamped all her pads with her shop & email info. Great little business promos! Thanks Randi for the inspiration!