Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Paint Chip Notepad

Barb is back with a quick and easy tutorial that even the least likely crafters can put together. These would be perfect for an Easter Gift, a May Day surprise, or a small something for Teacher Appreciation week.

How often do you need a little piece of paper to write down a quick phone number or email address or grocery list? Well here's a quick and fun solution that you can create and carry in your purse--a paint chip note pad. To make a note pad, you'll need:
  • One nine inch paint sample card
  • small sheets of plain paper for inside (3 3/4" x 1 3/4")
  • Hole punch
  • Brads
  • Stickers/other embellishments
1. Score the paint sample card at 1 1/4" and 5 1/4", then fold on score lines
2. Center the small pieces of paper under the short fold.

3. Punch two holes through the paint sample card and papers.
4. Insert brads into punched holes. Decorate as desired.

On a final note, we have entered a giveaway over at EisyMorgan that we hope to win. She is having a 30th Birthday bash. How fun!

Linked up at:
Naturally Me Creations
Be Different Act Normal

Craft Envy
Flamingo Toes


  1. I love seeing little projects with paint chips! They are always so creative! Thanks for sharing...this would be perfect in my purse for on the run note jotting.

    Turning a House into a Home

  2. I would never think to use paint sample cards this way, they look great :)

  3. Very cute! what a lovely idea!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Oh how cute! I love these, thanks so much for linking them up! xx

  5. Very cute! Amazing how much can be done with paint chips! :)