Friday, August 11, 2017

diy perforated notepads for teacher

Hello there friends! It's that time of year again (how??) and today I'm sharing a quick and easy gift idea for your child's new teacher this year.  Since my daughter spends so much time at school, and her teacher works so hard, I like to let her teacher know how much I appreciate everything she does at the start of the school year. It seems to set a good tone for the rest of the year, and it makes her feel appreciated. Totally worth it!

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You can follow the instructions to make these from my original post on the We R Memory Keepers blog HERE.

I made these DIY Perforated Notepads with my new Dial Trimmer. To create these teacher notepads, I had to cut several sheets of paper to size, score the covers, and perforate the pages inside. I was able to do all of this with just one tool. So easy!



The Staple Board made is easy to bind the notepad pages together with the covers. I love the copper staple--so chunky and pretty!



Use the guides on the board to align your staple perfectly, and then press down on a hard stable surface using your bodyweight to help.


Once I stapled the notepads, I added a few embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection to the front to match the covers from the same collection. I chose sentiments that I hope will inspire the teacher.



It's so cool that you can pull each page out as needed. I love the perforating feature of the Dial Trimmer--so many possibilities!



This project is a great teacher gift, but would also be perfect for your student, friends, neighbors, or coworkers. Everyone can always use another notebook. Especially when it's handmade with love.


This project took minutes with my new Dial Trimmer, and I hope my daughter's second grade teacher enjoys them and will put them to good use. Thanks for joining me, and happy back-to-school crafting friends!

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