Alphabet Notepads

Lesson #8600

Create a personalized notepad using a student's own initial.

Create unique notepads from individual alphabet letters.

20616-4IN-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Notepad Alphabet, Capital Letters - 4 Inch

Supplies Used: Cardboard, Cardstock, Stickers, Knife

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut a letter from chipboard or heavy cardboard using a Notepad Alphabet letter.
  2. Die-cut 20 to 50 copies of the same Notepad letter from colored, white or lined paper. Note: A small notepad can be made cutting 10 to 20 pieces of paper per pad (Figure A).
  3. Die-cut a cover from construction paper, cardstock or heavier paper using the same Notepad letter.
  4. Ellison die-cuts are exact every time they are cut making it easy to align the parts for a perfect notepad.
  5. Compress the "letters" on the edge of a table with a heavy book or can. NOTE: Up to 20 copies of the same design could be done at a time. Continue stacking a chipboard base, paper and a cover in stacks on top of each other.
  6. Using Padding Compound and a small paintbrush, paint the compressed edge of the alphabet letters. Notepad edge will be painted a total of 3 times, allowing the notepads to dry for 15 to 30 minutes between each application (Figure B).
  7. If more than one pad has been created, lift the stack of letters forming the first pad slightly and slip a butcher knife between the chipboard bottom of the first pad and the cover of the second pad. Slice the top pad off. Repeat until each pad is separate.
  8. Decorate the top of each pad with stickers or small die-cuts (see Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

We use cookies to personalize content, analyze site traffic and to serve push notifications and targeted ads. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies. Click here to learn how we use cookies for a better browsing experience.