I love mailing letters in colorful envelopes. It is cheaper to make the envelopes myself. To make an envelope, I have to trim down pieces of 8 ½” x 11” paper. I could not bear to toss the scraps that were trimmed away. I decided to use them to make cute, colorful notepads to include in my Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.
W found me a heavy duty stapler on clearance, and a package of 1,000 staples cost just $2. I cut the pieces of paper in half so there were 4 ¼” long. I decided to alternate the colors and made mini notepads of 25 pieces of paper.
I ended up with 36 of these colorful notepads for just the cost of a staple which was not even half a penny. It was great to find a use for the scraps. The notepads will be a fun addition to my shoeboxes.