Junior Legal Pad Wishlist

by Nancy Riley

Create a cute wish list out of a Junior Legal pad.


  • One 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” piece of cardstock
  • Two 2 1/2” x 8” pieces of patterned paper
  • One 2” x 2 1/2” piece of patterned paper
  • Paper Trimmer and Scoring Tool
  • Sticky Strip™ or other strong adhesive
  • Junior Legal Pad (5” x 8” ), cut in half vertically by office supply store copy center (you will use one of the 2 1/2” x 8” halves)
  • Additional cardstock, stamps, ink, tools, and embellishments to decorate as desired


  1. Step 1

    Score the 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” cardstock at 2 5/8” and 2 7/8”.

  2. Step 2

    Score the 2” x 2 1/2” piece of designer paper at 7/8” and 1 1/8”.

  3. Step 3

    Adhere the 2” x 2 1/2” piece of designer paper to the ½ Junior Legal Pad by applying Sticky Strip™ to the front and back of the top binding..

  4. Step 4

    Add Sticky Strip™ to the back of the ½ Junior Legal Pad.

  5. Adhere the pad to right of the inside of the 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” piece of cardstock.
    This cardstock piece acts as a folder for the ½ Junior Legal Pad.

  6. Step 5

    Adhere one of the 2 ½” x 8” pieces of designer paper to the front of the “folder” and decorate as desired.

    Cut the 2 1/2” x 8” designer paper piece at 3” and flip the bottom 3” piece and decorate as desired.

  7. Step 6

    Adhere the other 2 1/2” x 8” piece of designer paper to the inside cover of the “folder”.

    Stamp coordinating images to random pages of the junior legal pad for an added touch.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Junior Legal Pad Wishlist. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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You did a fantastic job, Nancy!! Great tutorial!! Can't wait to try it....
Jackie Pedro  |  Sun Nov 2, 2008 at 8:23 AM
Fantastic little gift...all those little rememberance gifts and stocking stuffers! Gotta make a dozen or more! SO CUTE! THANKS Nancy!
Gayle Adoline  |  Sun Nov 2, 2008 at 8:50 AM
Awesome project and tutorial, Nancy! I'll definitely be making some of these, can't wait!
Angie Tieman  |  Sun Nov 2, 2008 at 9:12 AM
Super cute! Great idea!
Carolyn King  |  Sun Nov 2, 2008 at 10:35 AM
GREAT JOB NANCY! Loved your tutorial! I was the recipient of one of these from Nancy last year, and have LOVED it ever since I saw it. I did this at my Stamp Club and I think this was one of their most favorite projects! Thanks Nancy!!
Lorri Heililng  |  Sun Nov 2, 2008 at 5:52 PM
LOVE this Nancy!! Thanks for posting this amazing tutorial and directions!!

Hugs, Jennifer smile
Jennifer Meyer  |  Sun Nov 2, 2008 at 6:50 PM
Oh, Nancy! This is ADORABLE!!! Such a great idea!
TruCarMa  |  Mon Nov 3, 2008 at 12:26 AM
Nancy this is an amazing tuturial, a have to make for me today. Great tuck in gift.

Marianne  |  Mon Nov 3, 2008 at 4:18 AM
How do you get the legal pad cut... just ask at the customer service desk? I tried it with a pretty heavy duty cutter at my office, but it did not cut cleanly...do the office supply stores have a SUPER heavy duty cutter?
Chris  |  Mon Nov 3, 2008 at 9:10 AM
In response to Chris' question above .... MOST copy centers in major office supply stores have heavy duty cutters that can cut through the junior legal pads. They usually charge approx. $1 to cut the entire package.
Nancy Riley  |  Mon Nov 3, 2008 at 4:51 PM
This is a super cute idea!!! thanks for the tutorial!!!
audrey  |  Thu Nov 6, 2008 at 6:23 AM
I LOVE your wishlist pad, Nancy!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!!!
Rose Ann  |  Fri Nov 7, 2008 at 7:27 AM
Love this idea.
Question though, what about the half of the
legal pad with the red rule going down the
Linda  |  Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 7:21 AM
In response to Linda's question above ... I use the half with the red line anyway. It wouldn't be my first choice but don't want to be wasteful.
Nancy Riley  |  Sun Nov 16, 2008 at 11:46 AM
this is a great gift for co-workers! I made 24 of them yesterday! Once you get on a roll you can really knock them out. But be aware, my Office Depot charged to cut the legal pads in half which increased the overall cost a bit (almost $11.00!!) But where can you make nice gifts that cheap?

Thanks for the great idea!!!
Pam  |  Sun Nov 16, 2008 at 2:14 PM

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