Whimsy Love demonstrated how to make a paint chip notepad some time ago and I have had fun with this project several times since. I am addicted to lists due to "mommy brain" and need to write everything down or I will forget, so I keep small notebooks in my purse, in my car, in the junk drawer...
Here is a similar project that involves my favorite subject - recycling!!! Let's reuse and re purpose those holiday cards and the mounds of homework sheets that come home in our kids' folders daily.
Old Christmas Cards (or how about those junk mail postcards?)
Homework pages that are blank on one side
Scissors or paper cutter
Cut out the portion of the card you'd like to showcase then fold the inside cover up about 1/2 inch. You will then need to trim some of the "cover" accordingly, so that it will tuck neatly into the fold.
Cut your homework papers about 1/4 inches smaller than the cover in width and length. Here, the measurement is 3 1/2 x 4 inches. 20 papers per cover is about right.
Insert the papers into the cover and staple near the bottom of the fold.
Tuck the cover into the fold (trim as necessary to let it lay flat) and you're finished! Recycle, Re purpose, Reuse...