DIY: Printable Notepads

It’s back-to-school season & I am STOKED. Granted, it’s been a couple years since I finished grad school and even longer since I was actually assigned a supply list. That doesn’t stop me from oohing and ahhing over supplies, though. It’s the writer in me. Unsurprisingly, I fell in love with the latest #craftywithcanon DIY… printable note pads! Count me in.
Crafty with Canon: Printable Note Pads

Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Binder clips
  • Scissors
  • Foam brush
  • pH Neutral PVA Adhesive
  • Canon PIXMA MG7720 

First, I lowered the opacity of my photo(s) to 65%. However, I’d recommend going as low as 50%. Don’t hesitate to experiment, though! 

Add an extra touch of customization by adding words, letters, or quotes along the top of your images.

Arrange the photos in a 8.5×11″ document. This is the size of a standard piece of paper.

Crafty with Canon: Printable Note Pads

1. First, I printed out 10 copies of the document using a Canon PIXMA MG7720 printer. Depending on the size of your notepad, you can also use the Canon PIXMA MG7720  to print directly on smaller sheets of paper. For example…

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Nifty, isn’t it? This will omit any need for a paper cutter.

Crafty with Canon: Printable Note Pads

2. For this batch, however, I just used a paper cutter to trim the away the excess paper.

Crafty with Canon: Printable Note Pads

3. This was repeated with the remaining images.

Crafty with Canon: Printable Note Pads

4. To create the cardboard backing, I cut a segment of cardboard using one of the sheets as a guide.

Crafty with Canon: Printable Note Pads

5. Using the foam brush, I applied the PVA glue along the top edge. Binder clips are extremely handy for keeping the stack of papers tight and compact.

Crafty with Canon: Printable Note Pads

Once dry, your new note pads are ready for a spin! I’m obsessed with these.

Crafty with Canon: Printable Note Pads

From left to right: Grandview park overlooking San Francisco (one of my favorite spots ever), screen printed fabric patches that I made for my girl gang, and mosaic stairs on 16th avenue in SF (which happen to lead to Grandview park).

Crafty with Canon: Printable Note Pads

Love love love. Also, be sure to check out the hashtag #craftywithcanon on Instagram and Twitter to see what other crafters are up to.

xx K

FTC Disclaimer: Craft supplies, Canon PIXMA MG7720, and Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera Kit provided by Canon and Golin for review and consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own; I only collaborate with and feature companies that I truly support. Thank you, Canon!