Gayle, I actually make these at work with the scrap computer paper. I have 2 blocks of wood, the same size as the paper being glued together. sandwich the paper between the block of wood - hold together with many rubber bands and glue one edge. I usually let them dry over night. It is easier if the paper is cut professionally if you are giving them as gifts. Before this I had gone to the local printing shop and had them make them up with their scrap paper. I think they charged me about 5 cents per pad but they only had about 25 sheets in them. Vippies is really good but can be expensive.
August 28, 2016 - 8th annual art Get Together, Hamburg NY