Make It Monday #167: DIY Notebooks

Nine out of ten of us would probably agree that our papercrafting obsession first started with a love of paper supplies. Create your own mutli-colored notebooks this week using the supplies you likely have on hand. Colors and sizes are completely customizable, so let your creativity run wild! 





If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product to create a DIY Notebook.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to our InLinkz List below.

–You will have until 7am, Monday, June 9th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. And you can enter as many times as you like.

–We will be tweeting and posting on our Facebook page every night (between 5-9pm EST) highlighting a Featured Project. These tweets/Facebook postings will just be a shout-out regarding projects that caught our eye. 

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday,  June 9th, after 7am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook. The randomly selected winner will get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!

Congratulations to Kirsty Vittetoe for being randomly selected as this weeks winner!  Please email Customer Service and provide the email address you would like your $25 gift certificate sent to!  And a big thank you to everyone else who participated in this challenge.  There were so many amazing entries!  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 26 Comments

  • 1
    Anne Hartschlag says:

    These little notepads are so darn cute. I am always looking for something that I can give to my friends and at our age we need notepads. I would like to mention something to Erin. From the comment I have made you can tell that I am older. Would it be possible for you to increase the volume to make it easier for me to hear. I have the volume on my computer as high as it will go and I still have difficulty hearing you. I have no problem with other designers on the Make It Monday videos. Thanks and I hope you don’t mind that I made this comment.

  • 2
    Marybeth says:

    Too stinking cute! I love this little notepad idea! They are adorable Erin ! Going to me making up a few of these for my granddaughters. Thanks!

  • 3
    Kathy V says:

    Thanks for this MIM. Cute idea! I’ll be making some of these for my grandkids, they like little books for their stickers. Sure do wish you would have given the supply list for the card shown on Nichole’s blog also.

  • 4
    LauraJane says:

    GREAT idea!

  • 5
    wendi says:

    Love this inspiration. I’m a notebook lover!! Any update on the Sprinkles kit?

  • 6
    Paulette says:

    Hi Anne, all of Erin’s videos are quiet. She’s a busy Momma and she may not have time to play back her videos or she may be listening to them with ear buds. You might be able to hear better if you have some ear buds (from a cell phone) or a head set, that you can plug into your computer. If you have an older computer, the plug in will be in the back with the USB plug in and may not be very accessable if your hard drive sits on the floor. For a newer computer, the plug in could be on the front with a little tiny picture of a Mic or Head Phones. Hope that helps. Aren’t these note pads fun!?

  • 7
    conil says:

    Brilliant. And so easy. Thanks, Erin.

  • 8
    Marcie Rhys says:

    Oh boy! This is too much fun and there are SO MANY possibilities. I am wondering if it is possible to use a 40# or 65# weight paper. If anyone has tried this, I’d love to know the answer. The best paper crafting videos out there!

  • 9
    Becky Green says:

    Fabulous idea! 🙂 My daughter would love this too! What woman doesn’t “need” a note pad in her purse? LOL Thanks Erin!:)

  • 10
    Jeanne says:

    The Notebook sounds like a great idea.
    FYI – I get the this blog just fine, but the links to the store do not work. Any help would be appreciated!

  • 11
    Holly Saveur says:

    LOVE then cute… !

  • 12

    Erin, your cleverness always leaves me feeling inspired. Love these! 🙂

  • 13
    Kymona says:

    I’m so excited to give this a try. Erin, thank your the idea and the instructions. I’m going to have fun with this project!!! I want to make a bunch of them.

  • 14
    Martha says:

    Erin, thanks, for the fabulous tutorial!
    It was SO fun creating for this MIM.

  • 15
    Eve says:

    I luv this! You can use the different colored papers on hand, which means, even the left over ones, esp. if I make it for myself! Cute! “Post it notes” are very expensive but you can make this much cheaper, too! Luv it! 🙂

  • 16
    Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    Great idea! Thank you!

  • 17

    This is great! I am bookmarking this for future reference! Thanks!

  • 18
    LaNae says:

    Hi! I’m interested in the Papertrey stamps but I’m not sure what I need to order. I see that the stamps are clear and when watching your video, I see you have them on a clear block. Do the sets come with the blocks or are they something that must be purchased separately?

  • 19
    Betty Meyskens says:

    Love this idea …. I have been looking for instructions on how to make these for about a month now. These seem much simpler to make than the others I have found. Thank you so much.

  • 20
    Debs says:

    I love this idea and look forward to creating some this week. I was thinking about Marcie Rhys question about using lighter weight paper; not sure if the pages would adhere as well as the thicker sheets or take the stamped image as well. One other idea is to use watercolor paper and make a small doodle or sketch book. Thank you Erin.

  • 21
    Marcie Rhys says:

    I didn’t get to play along, but this week, as well as last week’s MIM, the participants are on fire. Every entry is a blooming masterpiece! Erin, you hit it out of the park.

  • 22

    Thanks for the GREAT idea. I made one note pad tonight. It will be for me because I had just a little trouble getting the first couple of pages to stick. I plan to make another one this weekend because I think it’s adorable…

  • 23
    Kathie B says:

    Fantastic! What a wonderful (and thoughtful) little gift. Thanks for sharing this great idea…

  • 24

    What a fantastic array of fun! I love seeing everyone’s projects– so many different ideas!

  • 25

    YAY, thank you!!!!!

  • 26

    This is so awesome, Love it, thanks for sharing!!

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