Made you smile handmade notepad

Made you smile – handmade notepad

Canvas Corp The Watering Can collection has paper designs that fit into many projects, giving a spring touch. Add pattern papers as backgrounds, place cuttings on cards and color tags for your project. The colors vary from bright spring ones, like greens and yellows, to darker on kraft paper prints. 

Crew member Kyriakos Pachadiroglou colored a tag from the Seed Packets on Ivory paper and decorated a cover of a handmade notepad. The light green and white chevron paper used as background and the flower tag are full of spring blooming. Tattered Angels mists used give a pastel coloring result.

Made you smile handmade notepadThe tags on the Seeds packet on Ivory paper are little pieces of art that just need some color to fit in my projects. Adding a brighter background in green, I want to the flower design to come in contrast and pop out from the cover, while giving a sense of bright green found in spring grass. This handmade notepad will make a nice gift to someone special.” – as Kyriakos says.

Materials used:
Canvas Corp – Lime Green & White Chevron
Canvas Corp – 12×12 E-Flute White
Canvas Corp – Burlap Fringe – Cappuccino
Canvas Corp – Journal Lines on White
Canvas Corp – The Watering Can: Seed Packets on Ivory
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Emerald Green
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Capri Blue
Tattered Angels – Baseboard Mist Paint – Coal
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Mardi Gras
Tattered Angels – Simply Sheer – Bold Red
Tattered Angels – Baseboard Mist Paint – Sunburst
Book board
Book binding machine and wires
Heavy structure paste
A4 pages


Step 1 – Color one of the tags with the Tattered angels paints of your choice.

Step 2 – Cut two book boards 5x7in and two pieces of the chevron paper 6x8in

Step 3 – Glue the chevron paper, score and fold at the back of the book boards.

Step 4 – Cut two pieces of the journal lines paper and glue them to cover the book boards.

Step 5- Place a piece of the burlap fringe to the side and then some e-flute paper.

Step 6 – Spray with the Tattered angels mists.

Step 7 – Partially cover with the heavy structure paste and set the painted label.

Step 8 – Cut A4 pages, punch them and the covers and bind with the wire. Add ribbons and charms on the wire.

A handmade notepad or book is a useful and ideal gift for all seasons. Spring may bring a brighter one, but with the wide range of papers of Canvas Corp and Tattered angels paints you can literally make any color you want and match any style.

Find more of Kyriakos’ work in The Crafts World and Instagram

Happy DIY notebook crafting!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

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