So, here are the Valentine's for the teachers. The larger one is a 5x8 mini legal pads from Walmart. The cover is 11.25 x 8.5 and I added a panel that is 3 inches inside to tuck the back of the notepad in. Next, I trimmed it with coordinating papers and ribbon...add a bit of sewing for an extra touch. I stamped the notepads to match the design. The smaller ones are 4x6 pads and the covers measure 9.25 x 6.5. I took 1/2 inch strips of leftover paper and rolled it to fit inside the pens. Cute and simple.
A hint on sewing on paper. Trim the thread on the topside of the design right up to the paper, then leave a length on the back and used a bit of scotch tape on the back to keep the stitching from unravelling. As always, thanks for looking and Happy Valentine's!