Lists are my thing. I like to make lists of things I've already done, just so I can cross them off and feel giddy.
So when Sarah of Small Object (one of my all time favorite sources for crafty inspiration - she is so generous and always shares tutorials and great ideas) posted about a way to make your own notepads, I was instantly hooked. I ordered the padding compound immediately and then put it to use.
This stuff is awesome. I ordered mine from Amazon, because I am lazy and hate having to type my credit card information into random web sites. It came a day after I ordered it.
Now I have meal planning lists, things to do and places to go lists, and I spend lots of time making lists of other lists I can make. Yes, I'm obsessed. People will definitely be getting notepads in their stockings this year.
Here is another view so you can see the top and the backing. I used a bit of cardboard from one of our Anchor Steam six pack holders. We always save those because they come in handy all the time.