Hello everyone, my name is Kayla and I’m from Sweet Anne Handcrafted Designs. I’m a graphic designer, and I work for a non-profit. I’ve been married 8 months and I LOVE to make things!
Thanks a bunch to Amy for allowing me to share this project with you!
I wear a lot of hats in life, which means a lot of “juggling the panic” and staying on top of a bunch of things at once. In order to do that, I write lists. They’re on envelopes, post-it notes, scraps of paper- anything I can reach when I realize I have to jot something down. Lately, I’ve been trying to organize a little better, and I’ve come up with this little doo-dad that seems to do the trick.
Try it out and let me know! This tutorial will walk you through creating your own to-do list tear off paper pad. Its super easy, and no one will guess you made it yourself! Think of the gift possibilities for all the busy women in your life!
DOWNLOAD THE FREE TEMPLATE
What You Need:
- Letter sized paper (try a colored variety!)
- The template
- Way of cutting paper in half. (I used a rotary cutter, but you could use scissors carefully, or try a local copy shop. They usually offer cutting services for around $2.00)
- Backing material. (This can be the back of an old notebook, the wall of a cereal box, or chip board from your local scrapbook store. Mine came as packaging from a recent shipment of paper I ordered. )
- Modge Podge
- Clamps or clips
How to make it:
- First, print out the template, about 10 copies. (Remember to set your print to “range: 2-3″ so not to reprint the instructions each time.)
- Cut the pages is half, so the finished product is 8.5×5.5in.
- Separate the different designs into stacks. (“What a day is today,” “Keep calm, carry on, ” “By order of the Queen”, “One to-do list at a time”.)
- Arrange the pages in a pleasing order. I did one of each, then repeat. So there weren’t two of the same next to eachother.
- Cut the backing material to 8.5×5.5in.
- Stack the pages on top of the backing paper. Be sure to tap the stack onto a flat surface until the sides and top of each page are flush. Clip or clamp in place near the top.
- At the top of the pad, spread a medium coat of Modge Podge, careful not to get any on the sides. Let dry.
- Repeat step 7 three or four times.
- Allow to set for 24 hours to be sure its dry!