I love having notepads around for those moments when inspiration hits! Covering notepads is easy too and so inexpensive. I buy these little composition notebooks in a pack of 4 for $1. at the dollar store.
I measure and cut the cardstock by the length (front, spine, and cover) and the width, adding an 1/8th of an inch. to the length. Better to have it too long than too short. I can always trim when it’s adhered to the pad. In this case, my cs measured 6 7/8″ X 4 1/2″ . Then I score the two lines for the binding using my Scor Pal, because it gives such crisp lines for folds. At this point I would emboss my cardstock, as I did on the pink one. I love these new cuttlebug embossing borders! 🙂 The dinosaur notepad is faux dry embossed. Fun technique!
I like to glue them to the pads starting with the back cover. I use red line tape in the center and I like to use Tombo Mono glue to run it around the edges. I hate when the edges don’t adhere properly and I can see a bit of the original cover underneath. 🙂 Once the sides are all taped and glued, then I stamp or embellish the covers as I want.
Have a great day!